Montana Archives, Libraries, and Societies
This entry was originally written by Dwight A. Radford for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
225 N. Roberts
P.O. Box 201201
Helena, MT 59601-1201
The Montana Historical Society has served as the official archives for the records of the state of Montana since 1969. In that capacity, it has obtained state and territorial records from 1864 to the present. Box and folder-level inventories are available for processed manuscripts and state records through a keyword searchable database.
P.O. Box 555
Chester, MT 59522
The society’s website also has valuable links to local societies statewide.
The Montana GenWeb Project has links and databases to essential resources for Montana genealogical research. Additionally, the Montana State Library website provides a shared online catalog and library directory for libraries throughout the state.