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Lewis and Clark County Genealogical Society, Montana

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Visitor Services Representative

The city of Helena is located in southern Lewis and Clark County, Montana, in the central-western part of the state. The Lewis & Clark County Genealogical Society has made a number of resources available on its website. Click on the Online Databases Searches link to access them.

 

Cemetery Records
There are five alphabetical cemetery indexes on the website.

 

Forestvale Cemetery
The database indexes 14,746 burials for the period 1890 – July 1, 2009. The data fields in this database include name (last, first, middle), birth place, last residence, death date, cause of death, age, undertaker, lot owner, lot number, block, remarks.

 

Resurrection Cemetery
The database indexes 5,578 burials for the period for the period 1907–1993. The data fields in this database include surname, given name, and burial date.

 

Sunset Memorial Cemetery
The database indexes 5,578 burials for the period for the period 1985–2003. The data fields in this database include surname, given name and burial date.

 

Montana State Veterans Cemetery Fort Harrison
The data fields for this alphabetical database include name, section/row/plot and comments.

 

Lewis & Clark County Rural Cemeteries
The data fields for this alphabetical index include surname, given name, death date, and cemetery abbreviation. A link to a list of cemetery abbreviations is also provided.

 

County Records
This section includes indexes to births, deaths, divorces, naturalization records and probate records.

 

Death Index
This database covers the period from about 1880 through 1950. The data fields include surname, given name, death date, and book and page number.

 

Birth Index
This database covers the period from about 1860 through 1950. The data fields include surname, given name, sex, birth date, book number, page number, and comments.

 

Divorce Index
The divorce index covers the period from about 1866 through 1944. The data fields include surname, his given name, her given name, and date.

 

Naturalization Records
The naturalization records index covers the period from 1864 through 1941. The data fields include surname, given name, book, page number, date, record number, and comments.

 

Probate Index
The database indexes 12,479 records for the period from 1865–1979. The data fields include surname, first name, book number, page number, estate number, year, and comments.

 

Obituary Index
This alphabetical database is an index to obituaries appearing in the Independent Record for the period from January 1984 through December 2009. The data fields include surname, given name, obituary date, and page and column numbers.

 

Lewis and Clark County Census Indexes
Indexes to the following Lewis and Clark County federal censuses have been included on the website: 1870 (including mortality schedules), 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920.

There are two additional resource links on the homepage. The first is the State Death Index, which is on the website of the Montana State Genealogical Society. The records in this database cover a period from before 1900 through 2002. The data fields in the alphabetical databases vary from period to period. They include some or all of the following: last name, first name, middle, sex, age, death date, county, year, index number, and comments/notes. The second is an index to the 1930 federal census of Montana. In 1930 there were 56 counties. The data fields include line number, surname, first name, county, enumeration district number, City/Township-MT, page number, sheet number, and comments.


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