Missoula County, Montana Genealogy Guide2016-06-20T20:40:27+00:00

Missoula County, Montana Genealogy Guide

Missoula County, Montana (Map It) was created on February 02, 1865 from Montana Territory as a Original County. The county was named supposedly a contraction of the Flathead word, "im-i-sul-e-etiku", meaning "by or near the place of fear or ambush", a reference to Hell Gate Canyon, in which Flathead Native Americans were sometimes attacked by Blackfeet. Learn More About State of Montana History

Missoula County is bordered by Mineral County (west), Sanders County (north), Lake County (north), Flathead County (northeast), Powell County (east), Granite County (south), Ravalli County (south), Idaho County, Idaho (southwest), Clearwater County, Idaho (southwest).

Missoula County Cities and Towns include Missoula. A Map of Missoula County, Montana contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Missoula County, Montana Courthouse Records

Missoula County, Montana Courthouse
Missoula County, MT Courthouse

The Missoula County Courthouse is located in Missoula, Montana. Learn More About State of Montana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

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 Missoula 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 Powell County in 1915.

  • Missoula County Clerk and Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1895 and Land Records from 1865. 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.
  • Missoula County Clerk of District Court has Marriage / Divorce Records from 1865, Probate Records from 1865  and Court Records from 1865. 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.

Missoula County, Montana Census Records

Missoula County, Montana Vital Records

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