One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information and sometimes more importantly - information about the relatives of the deceased's family and extended family. This family name information is often not found anywhere else.
Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians and archivists, a great number of indexes to death information and obituaries from newspapers have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes or index lists provide the location in old newspapers where the obituary can be found. Sometimes the obituary clipping or transcription is even provided.
Below is a list of links to Montana obituary indexes, an alternative means to newspaper searching to find obituary information. If the newspaper clippings are available, or if the obituaries are transcribed, they will be denoted. Please be aware that if you find a desired obituary in an index, that the holder of the actual obituary (e.g., library or genealogical society) may charge a small fee to send you a copy of the obituary itself.
(Updated May, 2018; recently added links are in BOLD)
- Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014
- United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014
- United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012
- Montana Obituaries - Obit City
- Montana USGenWeb Obituary Project
- Mineral County Obituaries, 1870-2010
- Big Horn County Obituaries
- Billings Gazette Obituary Indexes
- Cascade County Death and Obituary Indexes
- Flathead County Deaths and Obituaries (clippings)
- Havre Hill Deaths and Obituaries (clippings)
- Lewis and Clark County Obituary Indexes
- Liberty County Deaths and Obituaries (clippings)
- Mineral County Deaths and Obituary Clippings, 1870-2010
- Missoula County Obituary Index
- Ravalli County Deaths and Obituaries (transcriptions)
If you wish to search this state's historic newspapers for obituaries, click on Montana Online Historical Newspapers Summary