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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Elko_County,_Nevada|Elko County]]''
  
''[[United States|[[Image:Map Elko County, NV.png|right|130x192px|Map Elko County, NV.png]]United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Elko_County,_Nevada|Elko County]]''  
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Guide to '''Elko County Nevada genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{NVDC}}
  
[[Image:Elko County Nevada Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Elko County Nevada Courthouse.jpg]][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County_Courthouse Courthouse History]  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Elko County
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| county_map = Map Elko County, NV.png
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| state = Nevada
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| state_map = Nevada.png
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| latd =
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| longd =
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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = March 5
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| seat = Elko
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| building image = Elko County Nevada Courthouse.jpg
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| building address =571 Idaho Street #204<br>Elko, NV 89801-3787<br>Phone: 775.738.4600 <br>[http://www.elkocountynv.net/ '''Elko County Website''']
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}}
  
571 Idaho Street&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Elko, Nevada 89801
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[[Image:South Fork Owyhee, Elko County, Nevada.jpg|frame|right|350x300px|South Fork Owyhee, Elko County, Nevada.jpg]]
  
{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
== History  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1869--'''Elko County was created 5 March 1869&nbsp;from [[St. Mary's County, Nevada|St. Mary's]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Elko <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="710" align="left"
 
 
|-
 
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| Alazon
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
| Delaplain
 
| Lamoille
 
| Ola
 
| Sage
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Tuscarora|subject|disp=Tuscarora}}
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Arthur
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elko County, Nevada#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
| Dinner Station
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elko County, Nevada#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
| Lee
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elko County, Nevada#Death|Death]]'''</center>
| Osino
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elko County, Nevada#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
| San Jacinto
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elko County, Nevada#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
| Tyrol
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elko County, Nevada#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| Bullion
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887*</center>
| Dolly Varden
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1869*</center>
| Loray
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887*</center>
| Owyhee
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1869</center>
| Scraper Springs
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1869</center>
| Ventosa
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1869</center>
|-
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Carlin|subject|disp=Carlin}}
 
| Elburz
 
| Melandco
 
| Patsville
 
| Shafter
 
| Vivian
 
|-
 
| {{FHL|400105|subject-id|disp=Charleston}}
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko}}
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Metropolis|subject|disp=Metropolis}}
 
| Pequop
 
| Shanty Town
 
| Welcome
 
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| Clifside
 
| Fenelon
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Midas|subject|disp=Midas}}
 
| Pilot
 
| Shores
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Wells|subject|disp=Wells}}
 
|-
 
| Cobre
 
| Halleck
 
| Mizpah
 
| Point of Rocks
 
| Silver Zone
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Wendover|subject|disp=Wendover}}
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Coin
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Elko County, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Elko County, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Elko County, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
| Henry
 
| Moleen
 
| Proctor
 
| Spring Creek
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+West+Wendover|subject|disp=West Wendover}}
 
|-
 
| Contact
 
| Hogan
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Montello|subject|disp=Montello}}
 
| Rock House
 
| Spruce
 
| Wilkins
 
|-
 
| Currie
 
| Holborn
 
| Moor
 
| Rowland
 
| Sprucemont
 
| Williams Cabin
 
|-
 
| Decoy
 
| Jackpot
 
| Mountain City
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Ruby|subject|disp=Ruby}}
 
| Tecoma
 
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| Deep Creek
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Jarbidge|subject|disp=Jarbidge}}
 
| North Fork
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Ruby+Valley|subject|disp=Ruby Valley}}
 
| Tonka
 
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| {{FHL|777273|subject-id|disp=Deeth}}
 
| Jiggs
 
| Oasis
 
| Ryndon
 
| Tulasco
 
|  
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>  
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*'''Parent County:''' created 5 March 1869 from [[St. Mary's County, Nevada|St. Mary's]]
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*'''County seat:''' Elko <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Box Elder County, Utah|Box Elder]] | [[Cassia County, Idaho|Cassia]] | [[Eureka County, Nevada|Eureka]] | [[Humboldt County, Nevada|Humboldt]] | [[Lander County, Nevada|Lander]] | [[Owyhee County, Idaho|Owyhee County, Idaho]] | [[Tooele County, Utah|Tooele County, Utah]] | [[Twin Falls County, Idaho|Twin Falls]] | [[White Pine County, Nevada|White Pine]]
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
*[[Box Elder County, Utah|Box Elder County, Utah]]
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=== Resources  ===
*[[Cassia County, Idaho|Cassia County, Idaho]]
 
*[[Eureka County, Nevada|Eureka]]
 
*[[Humboldt County, Nevada|Humboldt]]
 
*[[Lander County, Nevada|Lander]]
 
*[[Owyhee County, Idaho|Owyhee County, Idaho]]
 
*[[Tooele County, Utah|Tooele County, Utah]]
 
*[[Twin Falls County, Idaho|Twin Falls County, Idaho]]
 
*[[White Pine County, Nevada|White Pine]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=67699 Elko City Cemetery, Elko] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=67699 Elko City Cemetery, Elko] BillionGraves
  
Wells, Nevada
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*City of Wells Cemetery<br>original cemetery, 450 W. 6th St.<br>new cemetery, 451 W. 6th St.<br> Contact: City of Wells Office,<br>1279 Clover Avenue,<br>Wells, Nevada 89835<br>775-752-3355
 
 
City of Wells Cemetery  
 
 
 
450 W. 6th St. (orginal cemetery)
 
 
 
451 W. 6th St. (new cemetery)
 
 
 
Contact: City of Wells Office,1279 Clover Avenue, Wells, Nevada 89835 or 775-752-3355  
 
  
 
The following web sites have entries for people buried in Elko County. None have complete lists:  
 
The following web sites have entries for people buried in Elko County. None have complete lists:  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/registry.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] section for [http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/elkocem.html Elko County]<span />
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/registry.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] section for [http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/elkocem.html Elko County]<span />
  
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko, Nevada}}, look at the list of records for {{FHL|376496|subject-id|disp=Cemeteries}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.<br>
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In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko, Nevada}}, look at the list of records for {{FHL|376496|subject-id|disp=Cemeteries}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.  
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{NV Church Intro}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
 
*Carlin  
 
*Carlin  
 
*Elko  
 
*Elko  
*Metropolis
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*Metropolis – There is no ward or branch in Metropolis. Contact the Wells ward.
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*Montello – There is no Ward or Branch in Montello. Contact the Wells Ward.
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*Ruby Valley
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*Wells
  
There is no Ward or Branch in Metropolis.&nbsp; Contact Wells Ward.  
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wells Ward, is located at 951 Lake Ave, Wells Nevada 89835 (DO NOT MAIL TO THIS ADDRESS). Mail is sent to current Bishop's personal address. The phone number for the Wells Ward is 775-752-3763. The phone number for the Bishop's office is 775-752-3309. (Historical ''records'' are not kept at this location, nor does the Bishop have access to records of deceased individuals.)
  
*Montello
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Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog - Place Search for the appropriate town in {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko County}}.
  
There is no Ward or Branch in Montello.&nbsp; Contact Wells Ward.
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==== Court Records  ====
  
*Ruby Valley
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==== Directories ====
*Wells
 
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Wells Ward, is located at 951 Lake Ave, Wells Nevada 89835 (DO NOT MAIL TO THIS ADDRESS). Mail is sent to current Bishop's personal address. The phone number for the Wells Ward is 775-752-3763.&nbsp; The phone number for the Bishop's office is 775-752-3309.&nbsp;
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog - Place Search for the appropriate town in {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko County}}.
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
The Elko County [http://www.elkocountynv.net:1401/cgi-bin/diw200 on-line Public Record index] starts in 1984. Filed maps, 1869 to present, can be searched by section, township and range or document number and can be viewed and printed.<br>
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==== History  ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{NV History Intro}}
  
 
[http://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp Google Books] has some books about the history and people in [http://books.google.com/books?q=elko+county+nevada+history&btnG=Search+Books Elko County, Nevada]. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.  
 
[http://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp Google Books] has some books about the history and people in [http://books.google.com/books?q=elko+county+nevada+history&btnG=Search+Books Elko County, Nevada]. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.  
  
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko County, Nevada}}, look at the list of records for {{FHL|479517|subject-id|disp=History}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan. <br>
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In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko County, Nevada}}, look at the list of records for {{FHL|479517|subject-id|disp=History}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.  
  
==== Wells, Elko, Nevada ====
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'''Wells, Elko, Nevada'''
  
 
[http://www.wellsnevada.com www.wellsnevada.com]  
 
[http://www.wellsnevada.com www.wellsnevada.com]  
  
[http://www.seismo.unr.edu/feature/2008/wells.html http://www.seismo.unr.edu/feature/2008/wells.html]  
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[http://www.seismo.unr.edu/feature/2008/wells.html http://www.seismo.unr.edu/feature/2008/wells.html]
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{NV Land Intro|Elko}}
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The Elko County [http://www.elkocountynv.net:1401/cgi-bin/diw200 on-line Public Record index] starts in 1984. Filed maps, 1869 to present, can be searched by section, township and range or document number and can be viewed and printed.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{NV Newspaper abstracts|Elko}}
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==== Obituaries ====
  
 
{{RAOGKobituary}}  
 
{{RAOGKobituary}}  
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate ====
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{{NV Probate Intro}}
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==== Public Records ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.elkocountynv.net/ Elko County Courthouse]<br>571 Idaho Street #204<br>Elko, NV 89801-3787<br>775-738-4600<br><br>County Clerk has marriage applications, divorce, probate and court records from 1876.<br>County Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elko County, Oregon page 442, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br> [http://www.elkocountynv.net/happy_100th_birthday_elko_county_courthouse!.html Courthouse History]
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Elko Nevada East Family History Center]]
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:*[[Elko Nevada West Family History Center]]
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:*[[Wells Nevada Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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*Carlin Branch Library<br>811 Main ST<br>Carlin, NV 89822<br>Telephone 775 754-6766
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*Elko County Library<br>720 Court St<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Telephone 775-756-6587
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*Tuscarora Library<br>Tuscarora, NV 89834
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===== Museums =====
  
3,976 marriages from 3 Oct 1869 to 4 Jan 1935 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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===== Societies  =====
  
The Elko County on-line Marriage Record index starts in 1960. Starting with 2000, the certificate can be viewed and/or printed.
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*Elko Genealogical Society<br>3001 North Fifth Street<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Telephone 775-738-4565
  
<br>In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko, Nevada}}, look at the list of records for {{FHL|747127|subject-id|disp=Vital records}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan. <br>  
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*Northeastern Nevada Historical Society and Museum <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvnengs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society]<br>1515 Idaho St. <br>Elko, NV 89801 <br>Telephone: 775-738-3418
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Western Shoshone Historical Society<br>1545 Silver Eagle <br>Elko, Nevada 89801-5021<br>775-738-7070
  
Northeastern Nevada Historical Society and Museum <br>Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society<br>1515 Idaho St. <br>Elko, NV 89801 <br>Telephone: 775-738-3418 <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvnengs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvnengs/?cj=1&amp;o_xid=0001231185&amp;o_lid=0001231185]
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==== Taxation ====
  
Elko Genealogical Society<br>3001 North Fifth Street<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Telephone 775-738-4565
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{{NV Tax Intro}}
  
Western Shoshone Historical Society<br>1545 Silver Eagle <br>Elko, Nevada 89801-5021<br>Telephone 775-738-7070<br>
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
Tuscarora Library<br>Tuscarora, NV 89834<br>
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{{NV Vital Intro}}
  
Carlin Branch Library<br>811 Main ST<br>Carlin, NV 89822<br>Telephone 775 754-6766<br>
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Do a Place Search in the Family History Library Catalog for {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko, Nevada}}. Check the list of records for {{FHL|747127|subject-id|disp=Vital records}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or order through Interlibrary Loan.
  
Elko County Library<br>720 Court St<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Telephone 775-756-6587<br>
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===== Birth  =====
  
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===== Marriage  =====
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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Over 3,976 marriages from 3 Oct 1869 to 4 Jan 1935 are listed in the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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The Elko County on-line Marriage Record index begins with 1960. From 2000, the certificate can be viewed and/or printed.
*[[Elko Nevada East Family History Center]]
 
*[[Elko Nevada West Family History Center]]
 
*[[Wells Nevada Family History Center]]
 
  
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===== Death =====
  
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==== Websites  ====
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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=== Places  ===
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| Alazon
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| Delaplain
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| Lamoille
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| Ola
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| Sage
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| Tuscarora
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|-
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| Arthur
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| Dinner Station
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| Lee
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| Osino
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| San Jacinto
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| Tyrol
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|-
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| Bullion
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| Dolly Varden
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| Loray
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| Owyhee
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| Scraper Springs
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| Ventosa
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|-
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| Carlin
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| Elburz
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| Melandco
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| Patsville
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| Shafter
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| Vivian
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|-
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| Charleston
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| Elko
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| Metropolis
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| Pequop
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| Shanty Town
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| Welcome
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|-
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| Clifside
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| Fenelon
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| Midas
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| Pilot
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| Shores
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| Wells
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|-
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| Cobre
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| Halleck
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| Mizpah
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| Point of Rocks
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| Silver Zone
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| Wendover
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|-
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| Coin
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| Henry
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| Moleen
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| Proctor
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| Spring Creek
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| West Wendover
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|-
 +
| Contact
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| Hogan
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| Montello
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| Rock House
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| Spruce
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| Wilkins
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|-
 +
| Currie
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| Holborn
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| Moor
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| Rowland
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| Sprucemont
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| Williams Cabin
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|-
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| Decoy
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| Jackpot
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| Mountain City
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| Ruby
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| Tecoma
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|
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|-
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| Deep Creek
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| Jarbidge
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| North Fork
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| Ruby Valley
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| Tonka
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|
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|-
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| Deeth
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| Jiggs
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| Oasis
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| Ryndon
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| Tulasco
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|}
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=== References  ===
  
 
{{reflist}}  
 
{{reflist}}  

Revision as of 02:15, 14 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Elko County

Guide to Elko County Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Elko County, Nevada
Map
Map of Nevada highlighting Elko County
Location in the state of Nevada
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 5, 1861
County Seat Elko
Courthouse
Elko County Nevada Courthouse.jpg
Address 571 Idaho Street #204
Elko, NV 89801-3787
Phone: 775.738.4600
Elko County Website


South Fork Owyhee, Elko County, Nevada.jpg

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1887*
1869*
1887*
1869
1869
1869
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

  • City of Wells Cemetery
    original cemetery, 450 W. 6th St.
    new cemetery, 451 W. 6th St.
    Contact: City of Wells Office,
    1279 Clover Avenue,
    Wells, Nevada 89835
    775-752-3355

The following web sites have entries for people buried in Elko County. None have complete lists:

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Elko, Nevada, look at the list of records for Cemeteries. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Nevada Church Records.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Carlin
  • Elko
  • Metropolis – There is no ward or branch in Metropolis. Contact the Wells ward.
  • Montello – There is no Ward or Branch in Montello. Contact the Wells Ward.
  • Ruby Valley
  • Wells

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wells Ward, is located at 951 Lake Ave, Wells Nevada 89835 (DO NOT MAIL TO THIS ADDRESS). Mail is sent to current Bishop's personal address. The phone number for the Wells Ward is 775-752-3763. The phone number for the Bishop's office is 775-752-3309. (Historical records are not kept at this location, nor does the Bishop have access to records of deceased individuals.)

Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog - Place Search for the appropriate town in Elko County.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Google Books has some books about the history and people in Elko County, Nevada. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Elko County, Nevada, look at the list of records for History. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Wells, Elko, Nevada

www.wellsnevada.com

http://www.seismo.unr.edu/feature/2008/wells.html

Land and Property

The county recorder's office keeps land records once the land was transferred to private ownership. Abstracts and indexes for these records are generally available at the county courthouse.

In the FamilySearch Catalog, land records for Nevada are listed in the Place Search under: NEVADA, Elko – LAND AND PROPERTY

The Elko County on-line Public Record index starts in 1984. Filed maps, 1869 to present, can be searched by section, township and range or document number and can be viewed and printed.

Maps

The Elko County on-line Public Record index starts in 1984. Filed maps, 1869 to present, can be searched by section, township and range or document number and can be viewed and printed.

For historical maps,search the following free sites:

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Elko County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Elko County, Nevada Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

 

Probate

Probate records may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. They may include the decedent’s date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, etc. See Nevada Probate Records for additional information.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Elko County Courthouse
571 Idaho Street #204
Elko, NV 89801-3787
775-738-4600

County Clerk has marriage applications, divorce, probate and court records from 1876.
County Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records. [4]
Courthouse History

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Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
  • Carlin Branch Library
    811 Main ST
    Carlin, NV 89822
    Telephone 775 754-6766
  • Elko County Library
    720 Court St
    Elko, NV 89801
    Telephone 775-756-6587
  • Tuscarora Library
    Tuscarora, NV 89834
Museums
Societies
  • Elko Genealogical Society
    3001 North Fifth Street
    Elko, NV 89801
    Telephone 775-738-4565
  • Western Shoshone Historical Society
    1545 Silver Eagle
    Elko, Nevada 89801-5021
    775-738-7070

Taxation

Nevada tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records. Most tax records can be obtained from the county treasurer or assessor. For more information, see the wiki page Nevada Taxation. The Family History Library does not have copies of Nevada tax records (as of June 2013).

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most Nevada original records can be purchased from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Nevada Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.

Do a Place Search in the Family History Library Catalog for Elko, Nevada. Check the list of records for Vital records. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or order through Interlibrary Loan.

Birth
Marriage

Over 3,976 marriages from 3 Oct 1869 to 4 Jan 1935 are listed in the Western States Marriage Index.

The Elko County on-line Marriage Record index begins with 1960. From 2000, the certificate can be viewed and/or printed.

Death

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Places

Alazon Delaplain Lamoille Ola Sage Tuscarora
Arthur Dinner Station Lee Osino San Jacinto Tyrol
Bullion Dolly Varden Loray Owyhee Scraper Springs Ventosa
Carlin Elburz Melandco Patsville Shafter Vivian
Charleston Elko Metropolis Pequop Shanty Town Welcome
Clifside Fenelon Midas Pilot Shores Wells
Cobre Halleck Mizpah Point of Rocks Silver Zone Wendover
Coin Henry Moleen Proctor Spring Creek West Wendover
Contact Hogan Montello Rock House Spruce Wilkins
Currie Holborn Moor Rowland Sprucemont Williams Cabin
Decoy Jackpot Mountain City Ruby Tecoma
Deep Creek Jarbidge North Fork Ruby Valley Tonka
Deeth Jiggs Oasis Ryndon Tulasco

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 2 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elko County, Oregon page 442, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.