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How the MTGenWeb Started
In June, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Indiana Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more that one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, some volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Eventually, this was expanded to all states and all counties across the US.
My name is Joe Markovich and I am the coordinator for the Cascade County Montana website. Submittals of historical documents, photos and just about anything else genealogical related are always welcome for publication in this website. I am also the coordinator for the MTGenWeb counties of Mineral, Gallatin, Big Horn, and Lewis-Clark. To volunteer to host a Montana county, please contact the MTGenWeb state coordinator Karen De Groote.
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I am unable to do your personal research. I do not live in Cascade county or in Montana and I do not have access to additional records. If you do not see the information you are seeking in this site, I do not have it as everything I have is posted in this site.
Cascade County History
At the time of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Cascade County was the territory of the Blackfeet.(Merrill)
The county was named for the falls on the Missouri River.(Gannett). Two years before Montana was granted statehood, T.E. Collins proposed the creation of Cascade County. Collins, a representative at the first legislative assembly held in Virginia City, proposed a bill to the Territorial Congress which would designate a new territorial county. The year was 1887 and Montana was still a territory that President Abraham Lincoln had approved of creating in 1864. Collins bill proposed taking land from Lewis and Clark, Meagher, and Chouteau counties in order to create this new territorial county. The bill was approved, after many debates, and Cascade County was created. Two years later, in 1889, Montana was granted statehood.(Cascade)
Sources: Cascade County Government website. Internet. http:⁄⁄departments.cascadecountymt.gov⁄planning⁄quickfacts
Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 70.
Merrill, Andrea; Judy Jacobson (1997). Montana almanac. Helena, Montana: Falcon Publishing. ISBN 1-56044-493-2.
Choteau, Judith Basin, Lewis & Clark, Meagher, Teton
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The Cascade County Website last updated Sat Jan-09-2021 09:30