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Montana Census Notes
The first Federal Montana Census Records were enumerated in 1870 and a census was taken every ten years thereafter: 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.
1890 Federal Montana Census Records were completely destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire, however, the 1890 Veterans and Widows census schedules did survive and they are often used as a census substitute. See Bridging the 1890 Census Gap & 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry.
Soundex code (phonetic indexes) for the Montana Federal censuses are available for the following census years: 1880, 1900, and 1920.
There are not very many Montana census records available online. This is partly due to the fact that statehood was not until 1889. Another significant factor is there were not many Montana counties formed until the late 1900s. It is important to look at the county formation dates so you will know where to search for Montana census records during earlier time periods.
Montana State Census Records? Although some states took their own censuses, there are not any known existing Montana state census records.
Note when searching the 1910 census for future residents of Wibaux County: Most of the future Wibaux County residents were enumerated in the Wibaux School District of Dawson County but there are some in Southern Wibaux County who were enumerated in the Carlyle School District of Custer County.
Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online. This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.
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(Territory: 1864. Statehood: 1889. )
Statewide Montana Census Records Online
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MT Census Records Online by County
Roosevelt County Census Records
(Formed 1919 from Richland County, Sheridan County & Valley County.)
Rosebud County Census Records
(Formed 1901 from Custer County.)
Includes images of land records, vital records, voter lists and probate files at the Rosebud County courthouse in Forsyth, Montana.
Sanders County Census Records
(Formed 1905 from Missoula County.)
Sheridan County Census Records
(Formed 1913 from Custer County.)
Silver Bow County Census Records
(Formed 1881 from Deer Lodge County.)
Stillwater County Census Records
(Formed from Carbon County, Sweet Grass County & Yellowstone County,)
Sweet Grass County Census Records
(Formed 1895 from Meagher County, Park County & Yellowstone County.)
Teton County Census Records
(Formed 1893 from Chouteau County.)
1870 Federal Census - Sun River Valley Region - Was Chouteau County but now in Teton County.
1880 Federal Census - Sun River Valley Region - Was Chouteau County but now in Teton County.
1900 Federal Census - Sun River Valley Region - Was Chouteau County but now in Teton County.
Toole County Census Records
(Formed 1914 from Teton County & Hill County.)
Treasure County Census Records
(Formed 1919 from Rosebud County.)
Valley County Census Records
(Formed 1893 from Dawson County.)
Wheatland County Census Records
(Formed 1917 from Meagher County & Sweet Grass County.)
Wibaux County Census Records
(Formed 1914 from Dawson County.)
Yellowstone County Census Records
(Formed 1883 from Carbon County, Custer County, Gallatin County, & Meagher County.)
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