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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.

Services

Call (406)721-2665 or email the Reference Department for assistance with basic family history questions.

Resources

Ancestry: Library Addition

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)

Heritage Quest

A genealogy database to help you research your family history. Search census records, Freedman's Bank and Revolutionary War records, books, articles, and more.

Vital Records Index

An index of birth, marriage, death, etc. announcements from a variety of Montana newspapers. Staff and volunteers add records to this database every day.

Missoulian Newspaper Subject Index

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.

Missoula City Cemetary

Read about the lives of some of the prominent citizens and colorful characters buried in Missoula City Cemetery.

Missoula Burial Sites

Learn more about current and historical burial sites throughout Missoula.

Montana State Death Records

Montana State Death Records – Search Montana death records from 1880 to 2002.

Print 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.

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