Butte Archives adds searchable databases to website


BUTTE, Mont. - The Butte Archives are putting Mining City history at your fingertips. New online databases and an updated website allow folks to search the archive through the internet. The project has been in the works for more than three years. There are 20 searchable databases, including cemetery, mining deaths and immigration records. Assistant Director Lee Whitney told us the improved website has made finding records and ancestors easier. "We have information that is going to take people from not knowing anything to knowing a bunch," said Whitney. "It's really truly great. You can find out where people went to school, when they were born, when they died, and who their kids were. It's a big big bunch of information." To access the online records search, you need a subscribtion. Subscriptions cost $35 for three months' access or $100 for a full year. However, the website and the Catalog of Collections are always available. To search the archives go to