The Genealogy Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Billings Public Library, 510 North Broadway, and is open during library hours. The room is occasionally attended by volunteer members, but when locked the access key is obtainable from the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. A sign-in sheet in the Gen-Room is provided for reporting usage.
Genealogy books and all other materials may NOT be checked out. Books are identified in accordance with the Dewey Decimal System. Consult the card catalog or browse the shelves to locate what you need to further your research. The collections are owned by the Forum.
Research Materials in the Genealogy Library include about 1,100 books on various states and countries, Mayflower Descendants, Daughters of the American Revolution books, as well as reference works. Some collections we have are The Official Record of the War of the Rebellion, Germans from Russia periodicals, P. William Filby Passenger & Immigration Books, and numerous family history books. Donations of genealogy reference books, family history books, or locality research books may be made to expand our collection.
OTHER RECORDS WE HAVE:
Beth Aaron Cemetery, Billings
Mountview Cemetery, Billings
Yellowstone County Cemeteries
Carbon County Cemeteries
Obituaries provide valuable information such as date of birth, location of birth, death, marriage, spouse, parents and children. The collection of obituaries on cards is no longer available in the Genealogy Library. Obituaries from 1955 - 1969 and 1982 - 2004 will be scanned and indexed and available via the Internet. An obituary index from 2005 - present is available on the computer in the Genealogy Library. The corresponding microfilm may be viewed next door in the Montana Room.
Yellowstone County 1881-1899
ANNUAL DUES OF THE SOCIETY
Individual Membership: $15.00
Family Membership: $20.00
The society publishes a newsletter (The Genbug) four times a year which can be found in the Members Only Section for current issues and past issues can be found in the Public Download area of the website. Back issues may also be obtained by contacting the Genbug Editor at $2.00 a issue.
YOU CAN HELP
If you want to help your Society in any capacity, please contact P.J. Smith, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.