Yellowstone County, Montana
Yellowstone County was created on February 26, 1883 from Custer County.
Yellowstone County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Yellowstone County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Montana State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Avenue, Billings, Montana 59101; Telephone: (406) 256-6809
- Yellowstone Genealogy Forum, 510 N. Broadway, Billings MT 59101
- Yellowstone County, Montana Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Yellowstone County, Montana Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Yellowstone County (usgwarchives.net)
Yellowstone County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently fail to notice the value of Yellowstone County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Montana courthouses and archives just about everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of many Montana men and women.
The odds are excellent that your potential forefathers have left a in-depth document of at least a few factors of their lives in the Yellowstone County court records. Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.
- Yellowstone County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 217 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101
- Phone: (406) 256-2785
- Yellowstone County Clerk and Recorder
- Birth / Death Records: 1884
- Land Records: 1883
- Yellowstone County Clerk of District Court
- Marriage / Divorce Records: 1887
- Probate Records: 1883
- Court Records: 1883
- Montana Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Montana for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
Yellowstone County Links
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Yellowstone County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to furnish your own favorite Yellowstone County genealogy or family history related sites.