Project: Montana

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This project is part of the United States Project


Welcome to the Montana State Project!

The state of Montana was previously part of the Montana Territory and became the 41st state of the U.S. on November 8, 1889.

How to Join

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Montana or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

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The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Montana-related projects and resources and combine that information into one place. Our goal is to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of Montana.


The following table will provide links to space pages for each county in Montana. If you would like to be a member of a county, send the project leader a private message, and you will be added to the trusted list. Currently, all counties need team leaders!

Beaverhead Big Horn Blaine Broadwater Carbon Carter Cascade Chouteau
Custer Daniels Dawson Deer Lodge Fallon Fergus Flathead Gallatin
Garfield Glacier Golden Valley Granite Hill Jefferson Judith Basin Lake
Lewis and Clark Liberty Lincoln Madison McCone Meagher Mineral Missoula
Musselshell Park Petroleum Phillips Pondera Powder River Powell Prairie
Ravalli Richland Roosevelt Rosebud Sanders Sheridan Silver Bow Stillwater
Sweet Grass Teton Toole Treasure Valley Wheatland Wibaux Yellowstone

Task List


  1. Add Montana-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. See the Montana State Maintenance Category "Needs" categories
    1. Needs GEDCOM Cleanup If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
    2. Needs Biography: Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
    3. Needs Profiles Created: Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
    4. Needs More Records: Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
      1. Unsourced Profiles
      2. Needs Birth Record
      3. Needs Marriage Record
      4. Needs Death Record
  3. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in Montana. See the Homesteaders Project
  4. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Montana state tribes.
  5. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Montana in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.
  6. Register Cliff



  1. Work on Montana's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  2. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Montana, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.

State Resources

Montana Genealogy Resources

  1. If you find a free online resource:
    1. Check to make sure a free-space page doesn't already exist.
    2. Create space page - see: Share Source on WikiTree
    3. Add internal link to new page to the correction section on Sources-Montana page
  2. If you have any Montana state resources that you are willing to do lookups on, please add them to the Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Montana, please consider adding Category: Montana Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.



Projects and Pages


Project Box

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Join: Montana Project
Discuss: Montana

For profiles needing Project Protection only. Be sure to add the United States Project as manager of the profile:

Profile Stickers

See: Montana Sticker for more details

... ... ... was a Montanan.

Deceased persons

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... ... ... is a Montanan.

Living Persons

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See: Nonmigrating Ancestory Sticker for more details

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Native Montanan (born, married, and died in Roosevelt County)

This sticker has more flexibility

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