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First Families & Early Settlers of Montana

 

The Montana State Genealogical Society issues First Families of Montana certificates to descendants of the very first residents who arrived before statehood on 8 November 1889.

The Montana State Genealogical Society issues Early Settlers of Montana certificates to descendants who arrived between 9 November 1889 and 31 December 1929.

Family descendant certificates will also be issued to those who provide satisfactory proof that a sister or brother of a direct descendant meets the qualifications of either a First Family or Early Settler of Montana.

Successful applications that were approved before March 2020 will be included in Volume V of our series "First Families and Early Settlers of Montana". That Volume will be available for purchase in September 2021.

MSGS will continue to accept applications, but the publication of a Volume VI is not guaranteed.

To Submit an Ancestor: (* Required Forms for Application)

Eligibility & Instructions

The Application * (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)

Pedigree Chart or Relationship Chart * (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)

Sample Certificate * Please show us how you would like your name spelled on the certificate.

Send Applications to:

First Families of Montana Applications
PO Box 1012
Condon MT 59826

Click here for Order Sheet to order Printed Volumes I, II, III. We have sold out of Volume IV.

 

Combined Index for Volumes I, II, III, and IV is now available:
Surnames A - G Surnames H - N Surnames O - Z