Discovery Your Family History

Montana Family History & Genealogy Centers

Montana citizens have a lot of resources to assist them to track down the roots of their families these days. It is now easier now for Montana residents to research their family history because of these LDS libraries. You will find Montana family history centers situated all through the state which offer a variety of research alternatives to the public in the state. All of these centers are offshoots of the Family History Library nicely situated to the south in Salt Lake City. Similar to the library, family history centers are managed by the Montana LDS Family Search, yet the resources inside are available to almost all Montana locals as well. The facilities include microfiche & print publications, along with an abundance of online research possibilities. Facilities run under their very own hours, so please call before going to these centers.

Billings East Stake
1000 Wicks Ln
Billings, Montana 59105
(406) 259-3348
Notes: Has a good census collection and well informed librarians

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Billings Stake
2929 Belvedere Dr
Billings, Montana 59102
(406) 656-5559

Parmly Billings Library
510 N Broadway
Billings, Montana 59106
(406) 657-8258

Bozeman Montana Family History Center
2915 Coulter Dr
Bozeman, Montana 59715
(406) 586-3880

Eureka Montana Family History Center
1005 Osloski Rd
Eureka, Montana 55917
(406) 296-3461

Great Falls Montana Family History Center
1401 9th St NW
Great Falls, Montana 59404
(406) 453-1625

Stevensville Stake Center
100 Middle Burnt Fork Rd
Stevensville, Montana 59870
(406) 777-5018

Montana Genealogy Resources

Whenever describing Montana, you can easily be forgiven for appearing territorial. However, when you find out about this state’s history, it’s not difficult to appreciate why — it was an important part of Idaho Territory in 1863, evolved into a US territory in 1864, & was earlier part of both the Dakota & Washington territories. No surprise there. This state — known as “Big Sky Country” — is geographically fortunate with the treasures such as Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park as well as spectacular White Cliffs of the Missouri River. However, family tree sleuths may also discover Montana to be just as “genealogically blessed” with an abundance of resources waiting around to be explored. Statewide registration of births & deaths started out in 1907; Marriage & divorce history in 1943. You’ll come across a lot more genealogical gems — including land, naturalization, military, & Bureau of Indian Affairs documents, among others — in this “Treasure” state’s archives & historical organizations.

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Vital Records and Statistics
Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
(406) 444-2685

Travel in Montana
1424 Ninth Ave.
Box 200533
Helena, MT 59620
(800) 847-4868

Bureau of Land Management
Billings Field Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59107
(406) 896-5013

Great Falls Public Library
Cascade County Historical Society Archives
301 Second Ave. N.
Great Falls, MT 59401
(406) 452-3462

Montana Historical Society Research Center
Library and Archives Division
225 N. Roberts St.
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-2681

Montana State Genealogical Society
Box 555
Chester, MT 59522

Montana State University–Bozeman
Renne Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Box 173320
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-4242

National Archives and Records Administration
Pacific Alaska Region
6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 336-5115

National Archives Records Administration – Rocky Mountain Region
Building 48 Denver Federal Center
West Sixth Avenue and Kipling Street
Denver, CO 80225
(303) 407-5700

Parmly Billings Library
510 N. Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 657-8257

University of Montana–Missoula
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6866