June 2013

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County Seat: Red Lodge. Formed in 1895 from Park & Yellowstone Counties. Carbon is in the central part of Montana, bordering Wyoming, and was named for the abundant coal found in the area.

StarDo you have ancestors from the Joliet area? Check out this circa 1915 photo of classmates in the Joliet School. Can you identify any of your family?  Also, check out this list of Joliet Surnames!


Exchange of information is key to our genealogical research. The Carbon Co. MTGenWeb Project provides the opportunity to do just that via the Carbon County Message Board! The Boards contain and allow postings for QUERIES, BIBLE RECORDS, BIOGRAPHIES, DEED ABSTRACTS, OBITS, PENSION RECORDS AND ABSTRACTS OF WILLS, ETC.

Message boards have a Search Engine feature which allows people to search for surnames in which they're interested! This helps you to search for your ancestor and others to find your message!




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Carbon County School Records

1911 Bear Creek Public School Souvenir Booklet - submitted by John Uhlman

1937-1938 Boyd School Class Photo - submitted by Sandy Sage

1922 Carbon County High School Commencement Program - submitted by Faith Barnwell

c1915 Joliet School Class Photo - submitted by Vicki Leimback

Carbon County Courthouse Records

Clerk & Recorder, Carbon County, P. O. Box 887, Red Lodge, MT 59068. Telephone:406-446-1220

Records available: Birth: After 1903, with a very few in the beginning; Death, sketchy from 5 Jan 1903, then more complete, (they suggest you try the state offices for early ones); Leases from 1887; Military Service discharges from 1917; Land from 1887; Voter records from 1896; Miscellaneous from 1887

Year 2012 Fees: Certified copy birth: $5.00; Certified copy birth, laminated wallet size: $6.00; death: $3.00, can't do uncertified.

Clerk of the District Court, Carbon County, P. O. Box 948, Red Lodge, MT 59068 Telephone: 406-446-1225

Records available: Marriage, Divorce, Probate, Naturalization, Criminal and Civil court from 1895.

Funeral homes in Carbon County:

Dahl Funeral Chapel Olcott Funeral Chapel
708 South McMillan 201 North Broadway
Red Lodge, Montana 59068 Red Lodge, Montana 59068
406-446-1800 406-446-1121


Carbon County News, P. O. Box 970, Red Lodge, MT 59068
(Copies of very old newspapers are at the Carbon County Historical Society, address below.)

Carbon County Historical Society, P. O. Box 881, Red Lodge, MT 59068

This organization has done a great job of organizing name and historical indexes, articles, etc. dealing with the colorful history of Carbon County. They also have books containing original old newspapers, dating back to late 1800's.

Burials in Carbon County
Carbon County Cemeteries

Lookups for Carbon County
Listed here are several individuals have graciously volunteered to do limited lookups in some valuable Carbon County Resources.

Carbon County Mailing List

A discussion list for individuals researching Carbon County. To subscribe, click above and write the word "subscribe" in the body of the message.


Visit the Carbon County USGenWeb Archives

Links to other sites of interest:

Park County, Wyoming

This neighboring county lies directly South of Carbon County. Many Carbon County residents were closely allied with this Wyoming county.

The MTGenWeb Project's Photo Archive

A fabulous site started by Patti Easton and now handled by Shirley Cullum. This site will be growing steadily, so check back often!!!


Resources at Rootsweb

Rootsweb's Surname, County and State Resource sites - a very useful tool.

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Last update: September 13, 2018