Montana is the fourth largest state in America, but comes 48th in terms of population density. Historically the region has been a centre for agriculture and ranching, as well as mining and lumber. Prior to the creation of Montana Territory (1864–1889), various parts of what is now Montana were parts of Oregon Territory (1848–1859), Washington Territory (1853–1863), Idaho Territory (1863–1864), and Dakota Territory (1861–1864). Montana became a United States territory (Montana Territory) on 26 May 1864.
The 75,000 records in this set each contain a transcript of marriages performed in the state of Montana from even before its admission to the Union in 1889.
The records can include information such as the first and last names of the bride and groom, their place of birth, parents’ names and where and when the wedding took place.