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Fergus County, Montana (Map It) was created on March 12, 1885 from Montana Territory as a Original County. The county was named in honor of Andrew Fergus, one of the first settlers in the county. Learn More About State of Montana History
Fergus County is bordered by Chouteau County (north), Blaine County (north), Phillips County (northeast), Petroleum County (east), Musselshell County (south), Golden Valley County (south), Wheatland County (southwest), Judith Basin County (west).
Fergus County Cities and Towns include Lewistown, Denton, Grass Range, Moore, Winifred. A Map of Fergus County, Montana contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Fergus County, Montana Courthouse Records
Fergus County, MT Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Fergus county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Land was added from Chouteau County in 1907.
- Fergus County Clerk and Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1904 and Land Records from 1885. The County Clerk and Recorder responsibilities include but are not limited to, recording and maintaining the majority of all the legal documents relating to real estate records, land descriptions, plats and surveys, county birth and death records and the records of the Board of County commissioners.
- Fergus County Clerk of District Court has Marriage / Divorce Records from 1885, Probate Records from 1885 and Court Records from 1885. The County Clerk of District Court is responsible for all District Court records. These records include Adoption, Civil, Criminal, Dependent Neglect, Domestic Relations, Guardianship, Juvenile, Paternity, Probate and Sanity cases. The clerk also issues, files and records all Madison County Marriage license applications and license.
Fergus County, Montana Census Records
- Learn More: State of Montana Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Indian Census Records: 1885-1940
- State Population Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Fergus County, Montana Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Montana Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from late 1907 to present
- Marriage and Divorce Records: indexes from July 1943 to present. Copies of marriage and divorce records are available from the Clerk of District Court.
- Locations: Montana Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Office of Vital Statistics, MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Services, 111 North Sanders, Rm 209, Helena, MT 59604-4210; (406) 444-2685
Fergus County, Montana Resources
- Central Montana Genealogy Society
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- Fergus County, Montana Genealogy Forum