Resources

Birth Records

The birth records have been extracted from a number of original registers. The spelling of names is as they appear in the registers. Information includes name of father, maiden name of mother, date of birth & sex. The name of the child is not shown on registers. Delayed birth certificates are included.

The records are indexed by name of father, searchable by mother’s maiden name. Entries under unknown father are listed alphabetically by mother’s maiden name.

The baptism records were compiled several years ago and the source is not known at this time, but assumed to be original church records.

Birth Records 1887 – 1944

Baptisms

Marriage Records

Our marriage records archive covers 1887 – early 1967. The records include original licenses and certificates. These records are held at the Great Falls Genealogy Society Library and may be copied. Additional information is available.

Brides 1887 – 1967

Grooms 1887 – 1967

Death Records

We have a wide variety of death records in our archive. These include records from the Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home, W. H. George Company Funeral Directors & Morticians, Cascade County coroner records, inquests and wills. Chapel of Chimes was in business from 1959 – 2005 and George Company from 1904 – 1978. Some of the files we have could include the names of parents and/or survivors, occupation, military service, etc. If you find a ancestor on one of these lists, please contact us for more information.

Chapel of Chimes Index 1959-2001

George Company

Deaths Coroner

Death Other

Cemetery Records

Additional information is available through the GFGS Library, including:  cemetery, place of birth, place of death, location of grave. Some records also give occupation, lot owner, family members and other notes.

List of Cascade County cemeteries

Cemetery Records

Great Falls Tribune Vital Statistics

This is an index of articles in the Great Falls Tribune. The complete articles are on file at the GFGS Library. Copies may be requested.

Tribune Index 1950s

Tribune Index 1960s

Tribune Index 1970s

Tribune Index 1980s

Local Histories

These local histories have been indexed and are available for further research in our library. We do not have the books for sale, but will be happy to do look-ups. Most are from Cascade County but we have also included many from the surrounding area. In these resources you can expect to find history of the area, family stories and pictures.

Cascade County Histories

Surrounding Area Histories

Miscellaneous Histories

Miscellaneous Indexes

Sometimes, records are found and indexed that are orphans; they don’t fit into an established category. They are no less important, however, and they are listed below.

Thomson’s Montana Newspaper Finder

Veteran Burial Claims Paid 2008-2012