The Beaverhead County Museum maintains impressive research facilities
in the newest addition to the museum.
The large photograph collection has an alphabetical and geographical
index to thousands of pictures of pioneers, towns, railroad and
mining, schools, churches, local business establishments and many
The indexed archives give access to of one-of-a-kind historic
documents, scrap books and photo albums.
A library includes many valuable old histories, school year books,
city directories, historic newspapers, maps and books related to local
occupations and interests including the “History of Beaverhead County,
Volume I (1880-1920)” and “More History of Beaverhead County, Volume 2
(1880-1997)” and a recent publication of photographs with text,
“Images of America Beaverhead County” by Stephen C. Morehouse and the
Beaverhead County Museum.
The library has files on hundreds of local families, businesses,
occupations, agriculture, mining, significant buildings and a large
collection of insurance records from 1960 to 1980 which include
pictures of some of the insured buildings.
The Museum Conference Room has many books on how to care for your
Other major research aids maintained in the Museum by the Beaver Head
Hunters Genealogical Society include:
U.S. Census – 1870,1880,1910, 1930
County Tombstone Inscriptions –1862-1992
Dillon City Burial Records – 1888-1999
County Obituaries– 1881-Present
County Marriage Index –1867-2003
Montana State Death Index
Oral History Collection
Computer for internet research, a film
reader/printer and photocopy machine.