Visit our Genealogy Services page to find out more about Missoula Public Library's in-house resources.
American Local History Network
A central point of entry into independent, genealogical and historical web sites.
Search the world's largest online family history collection. Includes census records, social security index, military and immigration records, directories, and more. (Currently available from inside our building only)
Find free online genealogical resources by topic, location, religion, ethnicity, occupation, records and more in this cross-referenced portal for family research on the Internet.
Browse U.S. census records from 1790-1930, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, family history articles, and more.
Visit Heritage Quest from inside Missoula Public Library
Visit Heritage Quest from home (You will need to enter a library card number if you are outside our building)
Missoulian Newspaper Index*
Archived with the help of volunteers at MPL, the Missoulian Newspaper Index covers articles from the 1970s to today. The original articles are available on microfilm in the Montana Collection.
Vital Records Index*
Find articles such as birth and death announcements in Montana newspapers. For a full listing of events indexed click on the exact search screen in the database. Currently contains records from the Missoulian and the Missoula Republic with records going back to the early 1890s. While coverage is incomplete, records are continually being added. For more information contact the Reference Desk.
Montana State Death Records
Search Montana death records from 1880 to present.
* Taxpayer-funded subscription database. Requires Missoula Public Library card number outside of the library.