Montana Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Montana death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Montana death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Montana death certificates is available below.

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Montana death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Montana death records, Montana death ceritificates, Montana death notices, Montana death indexes, and other related Montana genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Montana. We also suggest searching for "Montana death records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Montana Death Certificates

Montana began recording births and deaths at the state level in 1907. It was not until about 1915 that mandatory registration of births became more complete. By 1922, compliance was about 90 percent. All pre-1907 birth and death records are filed with the county clerk, as are all original marriage certificates. The Department of Public Health has only indexes to marriages (and only for those after 1945). For birth and death records after 1907, write:

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)
111 North Sanders
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210

For prior records, contact the clerk of the county in question.

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