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Genealogy Room Assistance
A member of the Yellowstone Genealogy Forum is usually available to help with research in the Genealogy Room Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 pm, and also on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.

Heritage Quest Online
Search for family history; including books, census records, local histories, Revolutionary War records and more.

Vital Statistics from Early Billings Gazettes
Find information on early residents of Billings with notations on births, deaths, business licenses and other records as reported in the Billings Gazette 1882-1901. 

Early Billings City Directories
View early directories that include names, professions, and residences, along with business information. Directories for 1883, 1894, 1900-1901, and 1903-1904. 

Billings Gazette:  Archived Newspapers
The Advantage Preservation portal stores digital archives of recent editions of the Billings Gazette starting with January 2013. The collection is expanded at quarterly intervals and includes an assortment of early papers from 1929 to 1970.

Chronicling America: Billings Gazette
Search the Billings Gazette’s historic newspaper pages from 1899-1909 at Chronicling America on the Library of Congress website.

Chronicling America: Historic Montana Newspapers
Search digitized historic Montana newspapers from across the state at Chronicling America on the Library of Congress website.

Chronicling America is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages published from 1690 to the present. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. For more information and access to historical newspapers from around the country, go to Chronicling America.

Montana & Yellowstone County Resources
View genealogy resources from Montana and Yellowstone County.

Nearby State / Province Genealogy Resources
View genealogy resources from nearby states and provinces.

Other Genealogy Reference Links
Visit other genealogy sites on the Internet. Many major sites are listed, along with other sites that have come to the compiler’s attention one way or another.