No matter your skill level, we can help with your family history research. Our collection includes a wide variety of general genealogy works and focuses on genealogy information for western Montana.
Genealogy Book Group
Family History Writing Contest
Calling all family historians! Enter genealogical writing about your Montana ancestors in MPL’s first annual Family History Writing Contest starting Oct 1. Entries accepted until March 1, 2024 via Submittable.
Search the world's largest online family history collection. With 4 billion records available, discovering your family's story is easier than ever. (Currently available from inside our building only)
This collection includes newsletters of the Western Montana Genealogical Society from September 1980 through December 1998. The newsletters provide a detailed record of the Society’s development as well as a fascinating glimpse into what it was like to conduct genealogy research in the 1980s and 1990s.
Librarians and volunteers have been indexing articles from the Missoulian newspaper since 1978. Use the index to identify articles of interest, and then find the full-text articles in our microfilm collection.
Housed in the Tony Veazey Montana Room, this collection is the most developed in the state for genealogy information on western Montana. We offer genealogy books on a wide variety of topics, and we subscribe to a number of genealogy periodicals.