I am Rebecca Maloney the
County Coordinator. If you have genealogy items of interest
you would like to share- PLEASE
Contact me !
Thank you to the previous CC's and volunteers that have helped with
this MTGenWeb Project!
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MTGenWeb's Adoption page
County Seat: Red Lodge. Formed in March 1895 from Park & Yellowstone Counties.
Carbon County is in the central part of Montana, bordering Wyoming, and was named for the abundant coal found in the area.
The first oil well in the state was in Elk Basin in 1915. The
Montana coal mining industry went through some dramatic changes from
1919 to 1930. At the time of that the month-and-a-half nationwide
coal miners strike began on November 1, 1919, there were about 4,000
coal miners in Montana. But during 1930, there were only 2,428
people employed in the Montana coal mining industry, according to
statistics compiled from U.S. Census Records.
In Carbon County
(which had coal mines in Red Lodge, Bridger and Bear Creek during
1919), the number of mine employees went from about 1,280 in 1919 to
869 in 1930. In Musselshell County (which had mines in Roundup,
Klein and Carpenter Creek in 1919), there was a decrease from about
1,175 in 1919 to 725 in 1930.
The reduction in the number of
coal miners in Cascade County and Lehigh were even more dramatic. In
Cascade County (which had mines in Sand Coulee, Stockett, Tracy and
Belt), there was a decrease from about 1,125 in 1919 to 348 in 1930.
During 1919, there were about 400 or 500 people working in the mines
in Lehigh (which was located in Fergus County at the time). In
Lehigh, the coal mines were shut down for good during the early part
of 1921 and were declared abandoned in 1924.
Do you have
ancestors from the Joliet area?
Check out this circa 1915
photo of classmates in the
Can you identify any of your family? Also, check out this list of
YOUR CARBON COUNTY ANCESTORS
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!
CARBON COUNTY MESSAGE BOARD
CARBON COUNTY RECORDS & RESOURCES
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
More Class Photos
1922 Carbon County High School Commencement Program - submitted by Faith Barnwell
c1915 Joliet School Class Photo - submitted by Vicki Leimback
Carbon County Brand Book
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.
of Carbon County Montana
around Carbon County Montana
and Towns of Carbon County Montana
& Metis Tribes of Montana
Register of Historic Places
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
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.
Highway Marker Database
Killed in the Line of Duty
& Little Known Airfields of Montana
USGW Kidz Project - free resources for beginning genealogy research
MTGenWeb Project ARCHIVES
Carbon County USGenWeb Archives
Big Horn County
Park County, Montana
Park County, Wyoming -This neighboring county lies directly South of Carbon
County. Many Carbon County residents were closely allied with this Wyoming
Links to other sites of interest:
Free Irish Genealogy Ebooks
Schools of Carbon County
The MTGenWeb Project's Photo Archive
A fabulous site
started by Patti Easton and now handled by the State Coordinator as part of
the state site.
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.
Karen De Groote, State Coordinator
Suzanne Andrews, Assistant State
Rebecca Maloney, County Coordinator
Contact Information for USGenWeb:
National Coordinator: Linda
Copyright Carbon County