• Do you have any local history books that you would be willing to use for an occasional lookup request?
  • If you get a local newspaper would you be willing to post Granite County obituaries on the GenConnect boards? We really need this one!
  • Would you be willing to transcribe local cemeteries or photograph local historical buildings?
  • Do you visit the local library occasionally? If so, could you do a lookup while you are there?
  • Do you have any old Granite County Photos we could post?
  • Do you have access to some other historical records, such as wills, diaries, census returns, etc. that you would be willing to transcribe?
  • Do you have any old Granite County yearbooks you would be willing to index or do a lookup in?



The following people have volunteered to lookup the information listed next to their name.
Please remember to thank them for their kindness!


Name of Volunteer

Area of Assistance

Vikki Gray I can do lookups in the 1950 Montana State University Sentinel Yearbook (Missoula)
Paulette K. Parpart, Librarian
301 E. Main Street
Missoula, MT 59802
The Missoula Public Library has data for the following counties in western Montana: Missoula, Mineral, Granite, Ravalli, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders. The Western Montana Genealogical Society houses their collection at the Missoula Public Library. We have a committee that helps answer the queries. You are welcome to send them to me. We created our files to do this. There may be a bit of wait as we receive MANY queries through our Society's mail, Roots-L, Library mail and e-mail, the Montana State Genealogical Society, etc. Check out the Missoula Public Library's website. We have listed SOME of the records that we have to check. We do not have census tapes in our library. They are available at the University of Montana's Mansfield Library and our local Family History Center has the Montana films as well. If the information is not here, I may know where it is.
                  Sincerely, Paulette K. Parpart, Library Technician
Jim Manley
I am a native of Granite County, MT, but, unfortunately, do not live there any more. I've been in Texas since 1982 but I do go back to visit every year or so. I live near Fort Worth so I have access to the National Archives records center there.

I have two census CDs for Montana now and can do looks on them. One is for the 1920 Census (T625 Roll 971 covering Flathead, Glacier, Garfield, Granite and Hill counties) and the 1870 Census for the entire territory.

Karen Palmer
I live in Drummond but work in Philipsburg at the Courthouse. I would like to volunteer for any type of look-ups there. I have access to many births and deaths records in the Courthouse, beginning 1898. I would be happy to look up any of these that I could.
Betty N. Rhoda She can do lookups in:
FLINT CHIPS Vol 1: Discovery, by Daniel Y. Meschter
FLINT CHIPS, Vol 2 : Philip Deidesheimer and the Birth of Philisburg, by Daniel Meschter.

She also has a few pages copied from the other "Flint Chips", Tales of the Flint Creek Valley and she can lookup a name in her partial copy.

The following people will do research for a FEE in the areas indicated. Please be advised that neither the County Coordinator nor the Montana GenWeb Project, nor the USGenWeb Project are responsible for their research. We are not familiar with their services and their name has been placed here as a service. It is up to you to negotiate with the researcher regarding his/her fees. But if you use their services, please let me know your experience.

Name of Researcher

Area of Assistance

Michael O. Johnson He will do paid research at the National Archives in Washington DC. Go to his website to see what he can research.
Lana Whiting
869 E. 2nd St.
Stevensville, Montana 59870 1-406-777-5346 lanawhiting@uswest.net
I have 28 years research experience. U.S. (20 years), and recently Irish and British. I have researched L.D.S. records, in the Salt Lake Family History Library, as well as from my home in Montana. I have traveled to ancestral locations, and found family there as well as searched for adoptive parents. I charge $15 an hour, travel, copy and misc. expenses. If you are interested in my services, please contact me.