Montana substitute birth, marriage, and death records online lists alternate places to look for BMDs including family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Montana Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, this listing includes some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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County level Montana substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See also Montana Census Records online

See also Montana Military Records online

See also Montana Naturalization Records online

See also Montana Probate Records online

 

Big Horn County – Guardianship – Montana, Big Horn County, Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1913-1947

Big Horn County – Native Races – Indian Children Born on Crow Reservation from June 1949 to October 1950

Cascade County – Cemeteries – Montana, Cascade County Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1880-2009

Cascade County – Cemeteries – Montana, Cascade County, Cemetery Records, Ca. 1880s-1980s

Cascade County – Cemeteries – Montana, Cascade County, Indigent Burials

Cascade County – Guardianship – Montana, Cascade County, Probate Case Files, 1903-1926, 1888-1978

Cascade County – Guardianship – Montana, Cascade County, Probate Records : Case Files, 1889-1903

Cascade County – Obituaries – Montana, Cascade County Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1880-2009

Cascade County – Obituaries – Montana, Cascade County, Index to Obituaries, 1880-2002

Cascade County – Pensions – Montana, Cascade County Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1880-2009

Cascade County – Pensions – Montana, Cascade County, Old Age Pension Applications, 1923-1935

Chouteau County – Cemeteries – Montana, Chouteau County Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1876-2011

Chouteau County – Cemeteries – Montana, Chouteau County Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1876-2011

Chouteau County – Guardianship – Montana, Chouteau County, Probate Records, 1893-1948

Chouteau County – Minorities – 1870-1900 Benton Area Census : 1890 Montana Census Schedules of Union Veterans and Widows of Civil War : 1862-1880 Records of French/Canadian Inhabitants of Choteua County

Daniels County – Native Races – Register of Indian Families in Montana, 1901

Flathead County – Cemeteries – Montana, Flathead County Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1871-2007

Flathead County – Cemeteries – Montana, Flathead County, Demersville Cemetery Record Book, 1897-1950

Flathead County – Obituaries – [Obituaries from the Daily Interlake, Kalispell, Montana, 1999 – 2004, 2011 – 2015]

Gallatin County – Cemeteries – Old Tombstone Records in Gallatin County

Gallatin County – Obituaries – Montana, Gallatin County, Obituaries, 1860-2019

Glacier County – Guardianship – Montana, Glacier County, Probate Records, 1919-1949

Lewis and Clark County – Cemeteries – Sunset Memorial Cemetery

Lewis and Clark County – Cemeteries – Burials in Poor Farm Cemetery, 1890-1898

Madison County – Cemeteries – Montana, Madison County, Cemetery and Grave Records

Madison County – Cemeteries – Montana, Madison County, Valley View Cemetery Records, 1800’s-1900’s

Madison County – Cemeteries – Old Tombstone Records in Gallatin County

Madison County – Obituaries – Montana, Madison County, Obituaries, 1870-1933

Meagher County – Cemeteries – Montana, Meagher County Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1866-2012

Meagher County – Cemeteries – Montana, Meagher County Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1866-2012

Meagher County – Guardianship – Montana, Meagher County, Probate Case Files, 1870-1839

Meagher County – Guardianship – Montana, Meagher County, Probate Records, 1866-1930

Mineral County – Cemeteries – Montana, Mineral County, Cemetery Index, 1893-2010

Mineral County – Obituaries – Montana, Mineral County Obituaries : COLLECTION RECORD, 1870-2010

Mineral County – Obituaries – Montana, Mineral County Obituaries : COLLECTION RECORD, 1870-2010

Mineral County – Obituaries – Montana, Mineral County, Obituaries, 1870-2010

Mineral County – Obituaries – Montana, Mineral County, Obituaries, 1870-2010

Missoula County – Cemeteries – Carlton Cemetery : Located in Missoula County, Montana, at the North End of the Bitterroot Valley

Missoula County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1901-1908

Park County – Cemeteries – [Montana, Park County Cemetery Records]

Park County – Cemeteries – Early Church and Cemetery Records of Montana

Roosevelt County – Native Races – Register of Indian Families in Montana, 1901

Sanders County – Cemeteries – Montana, Sanders County Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1866-2010

Sanders County – Cemeteries – Montana, Sanders County Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1866-2010

Sanders County – Guardianship – Montana, Sanders County, Probate Records, 1905-1956

Sheridan County – Native Races – Register of Indian Families in Montana, 1901

Silver Bow County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Index for Silver Bow County, Montana

Silver Bow County – Cemeteries – Montana, Silver Bow County, Cemetery Indexes : COLLECTION RECORD, 1880-2003

Sweet Grass County – Guardianship – Montana, Sweet Grass County, Probate Records, 1895-2010

Teton County – Guardianship – Montana, Teton County, Probate Case Files, 1893-1940

Toole County – Guardianship – Montana, Toole County, Probate Estate Files, 1913-1940

Toole County – Guardianship – Montana, Toole County, Various Probate Estate Records, 1910-2013

White Sulphur Springs – Cemeteries – Montana, Meagher County, White Sulphur Springs, Mayn Cemetery Records, 1866-2012

 

 

City level Montana substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See also Montana Census Records online

See also Montana Military Records online

See also Montana Naturalization Records online

See also Montana Probate Records online

 

Anaconda – Cemeteries – Montana, Deer Lodge County, Anaconda Cemetery Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1878-2005

Anaconda – Cemeteries – Montana, Deer Lodge County, Anaconda Cemetery Records, 1878-2005

Anaconda – Cemeteries – Montana, Deer Lodge County, Anaconda Cemetery Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1878-2005

Anaconda – Cemeteries – Montana, Deer Lodge County, Anaconda Cemetery Records, 1878-2005

Billings – Obituaries – Montana, Yellowstone County, Billings, Obituaries

Billings – Obituaries – Obituaries from Billings Gazette Newspaper, 1963, 1981-2001

Bozeman – Obituaries – Bozeman, Montana, Obituaries, 1962-1963

Browning – Funeral Homes – Funeral Records, 1935-2000

Browning – Funeral Homes – Record of Funerals : Sunset Funeral Home, Browning, Montana

Butte – Funeral Homes – Mortuary Records of Butte Montana, 1901-1917

Corvallis – Cemeteries – Early Church and Cemetery Records of Montana

Cut Bank – Funeral Homes – Funeral Records, 1935-2000

Dillon – Cemeteries – Montana, Beaverhead County, Dillon, Cemetery Record

Fort Benton – Cemeteries – Montana, Chouteau County, Fort Benton, Riverside Cemetery Records

Fort Benton – Obituaries – Obituaries from River Press, Fort Benton, MT, 1882-1921

Fort Peck – Native Races – Register of Indian Families in Montana, 1901

Great Falls – Obituaries – Obituaries : Some Early Great Falls Pioneers, 1917-1944

Great Falls – Obituaries – Obituaries from Billings Gazette Newspaper, 1963, 1981-2001

Harrison – Cemeteries – Old Tombstone Records in Gallatin County

Helena – Cemeteries – Benton Ave. Cemetery, Record of Burials, 1870-(1886)

Helena – Cemeteries – Benton Avenue Cemetery : a Pioneer Resting Place, Helena, Montana

Helena – Cemeteries – Forestvale Cemetery Book

Helena – Cemeteries – Record of Interments, Church of the Sacred Heart, Helena, Montana

Helena – Cemeteries – Resurrection Cemetery

Helena – Funeral Homes – Montana, Lewis and Clark County, Helena, Funeral Home, 1966-2005

Judith Gap – Cemeteries – Judith Gap Cemetery, Judith Gap, Montana

Kalispell – Obituaries – [Obituaries from the Daily Interlake, Kalispell, Montana, 1999 – 2004, 2011 – 2015]

Lewistown – Obituaries – Obituaries from Billings Gazette Newspaper, 1963, 1981-2001

Manhattan – Cemeteries – Old Tombstone Records in Gallatin County

Polson – Native Races – Tribal Obituaries (Polson, Montana)

Polson – Obituaries – Tribal Obituaries (Polson, Montana)

Sappington – Cemeteries – Old Tombstone Records in Gallatin County

Virginia City – Cemeteries – Marriage, Cemetery and Bible Records

Virginia City – Cemeteries – Montana, Madison County, Virginia City and Nevada City, Cemetery Headstone Listings, 1800’s-1900’s

Virginia City – Cemeteries – Montana, Madison County, Virginia City, Hillside Cemetery Record, 1800’s-1900’s

Virginia City – Cemeteries – Moor Graveyard in Bath County

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