We are located on the third floor of the Great Falls Public Library, adjacent to the Montana Room.
The Great Falls Genealogy Society Library is open to the public and with a collection of over 10,000 items -
books, journals, microfilm, microfiche, and CDs - it is one of the largest genealogy collections in the Northwest.
Although the emphasis is on Montana and Cascade County genealogy, our Library has extensive resources
on other states and Canada and a large collection of general information reference material.
Internet access is available to all patrons to aid in their research.
Members may use our computers free of charge; a small hourly fee is charged to non-members.
Society volunteers are always available to assist with research.
Library hours are:
Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Genealogical Resources Available at the Great Falls Genealogy Society Library
Everyone is welcome to use our library resources. As we are a reference library, our collection is for use only in the library.
Here are some examples of what is in our collection:
Research Aids: Wide variety of reference helps will answer your questions or direct you to specific areas for the information you require. Many can be checked out by members.
Birth Records: Includes 1887—1944 for Cascade County
Cemetery Transcriptions: Cemetery listings for Cascade, Teton, and Chouteau Counties have been compiled by the Society .
Newspaper Clippings: Vital Statistics, 1951—1999
Obituary records: Extensive collection, many electronic.
Coroner’s Records: The library holds records for Cascade County, 1893—1984., many include death certificates.
Directories: The collection holds assorted 1887—2003 directories for Great Falls and numerous volumes for other Montana cities and communities.
Old Age Pension Applications: Cascade county records for 1923—1938, indexed by surname, are available on request.
Newspapers: Bound volumes of Great Falls Tribune and Leader, 1905—1957.
Citizenship Records Index: Declarations of Intent, Naturalization, repatriations. Over 17,000 entries.
Marriage Records: Original certificates for Cascade County, 1887—1967.
Local Histories: Cascade County, Montana and U.S.
Family Histories: Over 500 published books as well as charts submitted by members.
Probate Files: Cascade County 1887—1984
Blackfeet Records: The Library has records of over 11,500 members of the Blackfeet tribe and others connected with the reservation., include burial records
High School Annuals: Also many class reunion booklets from Cascade County.
Voter Registration Records: Early Great Falls registers, 1910—1911, Cascade County registration cards 1937—1990.
CD-Rom Collection: includes census indexes, census images, military records, Social Security Death Index, marriage and land records, and much more.
Genealogical Journals: The library has over 6,000 genealogical journals from a large variety of national, state, and Canadian organizations.
This is just a small sample of the many resources available in the Library.
Stop by today and check out this genealogical gem in the heart of Great Falls.