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How to Obtain Montana Death Certificates

It was the beginning of the nineteenth century when the Montana government started working on the registration of the vital records which in previous days was done by the county recorders mainly such as churches which were responsible for recording the marriages and burials or in other words deaths and the midwives and maternity homes for the birth. The official legislation was made in the year 1907 when the Montana government began recording births and deaths at the state level in 1907. The town offices were asked to send the copies of the previous records which they have available with themselves to the department of the public health which was made responsible for registering and maintaining the data of vital events taking place within the jurisdiction of the state. There were some flaws in the act that is the reason why the act was not completely implemented within the whole state. The registration law was implemented after the 8 years of its introduction in the whole state in the year 1915. The prior records (pre-1907) including the birth and death records are filed with the county clerk and same is the case with the all original marriage certificates. The Department of Public Health only has indexes of marriages which took place after the year 1945.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, 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.

Montana County Death Records

Beaverhead County
Big Horn County
Blaine County
Broadwater County
Carbon County
Carter County
Cascade County
Chouteau County
Custer County
Daniels County
Dawson County
Deer Lodge County
Fallon County
Fergus County
Flathead County
Gallatin County
Garfield County
Glacier County
Golden Valley County
Granite County
Hill County
Jefferson County
Judith Basin County
Lake County
Lewis and Clark County
Liberty County
Lincoln County
McCone County
Madison County
Meagher County
Mineral County
Missoula County
Musselshell County
Park County
Petroleum County
Phillips County
Pondera County
Powder River County
Powell County
Prairie County
Ravalli County
Richland County
Roosevelt County
Rosebud County
Sanders County
Sheridan County
Silver Bow County
Stillwater County
Sweet Grass County
Teton County
Toole County
Treasure County
Valley County
Wheatland County
Wibaux County
Yellowstone County


Montana Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

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