Montana Archives, Libraries, and Societies

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This entry was originally written by Dwight A. Radford for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
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the Montana Family History Research series.
History of Montana
Montana Vital Records
Census Records for Montana
Background Sources for Montana
Montana Maps
Montana Land Records
Montana Probate Records
Montana Court Records
Montana Tax Records
Montana Cemetery Records
Montana Church Records
Montana Military Records
Montana Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
Montana Archives, Libraries, and Societies
Montana Immigration
Montana Naturalization
Ethnic Groups of Montana
Montana County Resources
Map of Montana

Montana Historical Society

225 N. Roberts
P.O. Box 201201
Helena, MT 59601-1201

The Montana Historical Society has served as the official archives for the records of the state of Montana since 1969. In that capacity, it has obtained state and territorial records from 1864 to the present. Box and folder-level inventories are available for processed manuscripts and state records through a keyword searchable database.

Montana State Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 555
Chester, MT 59522

The society's website also has valuable links to local societies statewide.

The Montana GenWeb Project has links and databases to essential resources for Montana genealogical research. Additionally, the Montana State Library website provides a shared online catalog and library directory for libraries throughout the state.