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Yellowstone County, Montana (Map It) was created on February 26, 1883 from Custer County. The county was named for the Yellowstone River, named in turn for the yellow rocks found along its shores. Learn More About State of Montana History
Yellowstone County is bordered by Musselshell County (north), Rosebud County (northeast), Treasure County (east), Big Horn County (southwest), Carbon County (southwest), Stillwater County (west), Golden Valley County (northwest)
Yellowstone County Cities and Towns include Billings, Laurel. A Map of Yellowstone County, Montana contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Yellowstone County, Montana Courthouse Records
Yellowstone 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 Yellowstone 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.
- Yellowstone County Clerk and Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1884 and Land Records from 1883. 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.
- Yellowstone County Clerk of District Court has Marriage / Divorce Records from 1887, Probate Records from 1883 and Court Records from 1883 . 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.
Yellowstone 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
Yellowstone 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
Yellowstone County, Montana Resources
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