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''[[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]]''
 
  
== County Courthouse <br><br> ==
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Guide to '''Elko County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Elko County Nevada Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
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[http://www.elkocountynv.net/ Elko County Courthouse]<br>571 Idaho Street &nbsp;#204<br>Elko, NV 89801-3787<br>Phone: 775.738.4600&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage applications,<br>divorce, probate and court records from1876; <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>
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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The county was possibly named for the herds of elk once inhabiting the area. It's county seat is Elko and was founded March 5, 1869.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Elko County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/elko/ accessed 3/27/2017.</ref>  It is located in the northeastern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Elko County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NV Courthouse Intro|Elko}}
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Elko County Courthouse<BR>571 Idaho Street #204<br>Elko, NV 89801-3787<br>Phone: 775.738.4600 <br>[http://www.elkocountynv.net/ Elko County Website]<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!.php Courthouse History]
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=== Elko County, Nevada Record Dates  ===
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{{NV Records Intro}}
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|-
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| width="91%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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|-
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1887*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1869*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1887*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1869</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1869</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1869</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Elko County, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Elko County, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Elko County, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NV Boundary Changes Intro|Elko}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 5 March 1869 from [[St. Mary's County, Nevada Genealogy|St. Mary's]]
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*'''County seat:''' Elko <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nevada/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nevada] - shows boundary changes for Nevada Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NV_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Nevada Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
  
[http://www.elkocountynv.net/happy_100th_birthday_elko_county_courthouse!.html Courthouse History]
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NV Populated Places Intro|Elko}}
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Elko County, Nevada," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County%2C_Nevada accessed 13 March 2017.</ref>
  
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; Elko, Nevada 89801
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur,_Nevada Arthur]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullion,_Nevada Bullion]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlin,_Nevada Carlin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobre,_Nevada Cobre]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact,_Nevada Contact]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currie,_Nevada Currie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deeth,_Nevada Deeth]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinner_Station,_Nevada Dinner Station]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko,_Nevada Elko] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halleck,_Nevada Halleck]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter,_Nevada Hunter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Creek,_Nevada Jack Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackpot,_Nevada Jackpot]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarbidge,_Nevada Jarbidge]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiggs,_Nevada Jiggs]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamoille,_Nevada Lamoille]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee,_Nevada Lee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis,_Nevada Metropolis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midas,_Nevada Midas]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montello,_Nevada Montello]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_City,_Nevada Mountain City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Fork,_Nevada North Fork]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis,_Nevada Oasis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owyhee,_Nevada Owyhee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patsville,_Nevada Patsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pequop,_Nevada Pequop]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Valley,_Elko County,_Nevada Pleasant Valley]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryndon,_Nevada Ryndon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jacinto,_Nevada San Jacinto]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shafter,_Nevada Shafter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shantytown,_Nevada Shantytown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Fork,_Nevada South Fork]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Creek,_Nevada Spring Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_Springs,_Nevada Thousand Springs]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscarora,_Nevada Tuscarora]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Bridges,_Nevada Twin Bridges]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome,_Nevada Welcome]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells,_Nevada Wells]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Wendover,_Nevada West Wendover]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Horse,_Nevada Wild Horse]</div>
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====See also====
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Elko_County,_Nevada National Register of Historic Places listings in Elko County, Nevada]
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* Alazon
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* Charleston
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* Clifside
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* Coin
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* Contact
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* Currie
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* Decoy
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* Deep Creek
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* Delaplain
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* Dolly Varden
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* Elburz
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* Fenelon
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* Henry
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* Hogan
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* Holborn
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* Loray
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* Melandco
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* Mizpah
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* Moleen
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* Moor
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* Ola
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* Osino
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* Pilot
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* Point of Rocks
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* Proctor
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* Rock House
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* Rowland
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* Ruby
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* Ruby Valley
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* Sage
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* San Jacinto
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* Scraper Springs
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* Shores
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* Silver Zone
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* Spruce
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* Sprucemont
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* Tecoma
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* Tonka
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* Tulasco
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* Tuscarora
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* Tyrol
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* Ventosa
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* Vivian
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* Wendover
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* Wilkins
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* Williams Cabin
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  March 5,  1869
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|county seat= Elko
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|parent county= [[St. Mary's County, Nevada Genealogy|St. Mary's]]<ref name="Handybook"/>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Box Elder County, Utah Genealogy|Box Elder (UT)]]
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|county2= [[Cassia County, Idaho Genealogy|Cassia (ID)]]
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|county3= [[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy|Eureka]]
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|county4= [[Humboldt County, Nevada Genealogy|Humboldt]]
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|county5= [[Lander County, Nevada Genealogy|Lander]]
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|county6= [[Owyhee County, Idaho Genealogy|Owyhee (ID)]]
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|county7= [[Tooele County, Utah Genealogy|Tooele (UT)]]
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|county8= [[Twin Falls County, Idaho Genealogy|Twin Falls (ID)]]
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|county9= [[White Pine County, Nevada Genealogy|White Pine]]</br><center>[[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image: Elko County Nevada Courthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Map Elko County, NV.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
  
== History  ==
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<br>[[Image:South Fork Owyhee, Elko County, Nevada.jpg|thumb|ri200px|South Fork Owyhee, Elko County, Nevada.jpg]]
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NV Historical Timeline Intro|Elko}}
  
'''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>
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== Resources ==
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{{NV Resources Intro|Elko}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NV Bible Intro|Elko}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{NV Biographies Intro|Elko}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NV Business Records Intro|Elko}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NV Cemeteries Intro|Elko}}
  
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| Alazon
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Elko County, Nevada''' online and in print</center>
| Delaplain
 
| Lamoille
 
| Ola
 
| Sage
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Tuscarora|subject|disp=Tuscarora}}
 
 
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| Arthur
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Dinner Station
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| Lee
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| Osino
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*[https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=35&GScnty=1964&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
| San Jacinto
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| Tyrol
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvelko/ NVGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nv/elkoarc.htm FLGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/elkocem.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| Bullion
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"| <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in <br>Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often <br>more complete]])</center>
| Dolly Varden
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| Loray
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* {{FHL|376496|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| Owyhee
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Elko+Nevada&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| Scraper Springs
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| Ventosa
 
 
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Carlin|subject|disp=Carlin}}
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| Elburz
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
| Melandco
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| Patsville
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1964 Findagrave.com]
| Shafter
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| Vivian
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nevada&county=Elko%20#/ Billion Graves]
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| {{FHL|400105|subject-id|disp=Charleston}}
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nevada-cemetery-records.htm Nevada Cemetery Records]
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko}}
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| {{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}}
 
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| Cobre
 
| Halleck
 
| Mizpah
 
| Point of Rocks
 
| Silver Zone
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Wendover|subject|disp=Wendover}}
 
|-
 
| Coin
 
| 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}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nevada Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| Jiggs
 
| Oasis
 
| Ryndon
 
| Tulasco
 
|  
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
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The following web site has additional information on Elko county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/NV/index.htm Interment.net] Nevada cemetery records by county.
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=== Census Records===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County,_Nevada "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1870 |3447 
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|1880 |5716
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|1890 |4794
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|1900 |5688
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|1910 |8133
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|1920 |8083
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|1930 |9960
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|1940 |10912
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|1950 |11654
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|1960 |12011
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|1970 |13958 
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|1980 |17269 
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|1990 |33530 
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|2000 |45291
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|2010 |48818
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}}
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{{NV Census Intro|Elko}}
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====State and Territory Census Records====
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1850 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses.
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1860 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses.
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*'''1860''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3560 Nevada, Compiled Census Index, 1860-1910] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index
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*'''1862-1863''' - [http://www.nvgenweb.org/nvtax.txt 1862-1863 Nevada Territory Tax List] - Index
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*'''1875''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4873 Nevada State Census, 1875] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index
  
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Nevada starting in 1870.  Although, those living in south-eastern Nevada in 1870 may be enumerated in Utah or Arizona because of disputed boundaries with Nevada.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 212.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Nevada Census]].
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NV Church Intro|Elko}}
  
*[[Box Elder County, Utah|Box Elder County, Utah]]
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records
*[[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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*Carlin
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*Elko
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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
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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.)
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=67699 Elko City Cemetery, Elko] BillionGraves
+
Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the FamilySearch Catalog - Place Search for the appropriate town in {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko County}}.
  
Wells, Nevada
+
=== Court Records ===
 +
{{NV Court Intro|Elko}}
  
City of Wells Cemetery
+
=== Directories ===
 +
{{NV Directories Intro|Elko}}
 +
'''Online Directories'''
 +
*'''1868-1869''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4741 Nevada Directory 1868-1869] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index only, includes settlers of Nevada<br>
  
450 W. 6th St. (orginal cemetery)
+
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 +
{{NV Emigration Intro|Elko}}
  
451 W. 6th St. (new cemetery)
+
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{NV Ethnic Groups Intro|Elko}}
  
Contact: City of Wells Office,1279 Clover Avenue, Wells, Nevada 89835 or 775-752-3355
+
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 +
{{NV Funeral Homes Intro|Elko}}
  
The following web sites have entries for people buried in Elko County. None have complete lists:
+
=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{NV Genealogies Intro|Elko}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave]
+
=== Guardianship ===
*[http://www.interment.net/us/nv/elko.htm Interment.Net]<br>
+
{{NV Guardianship Intro|Elko}}
*[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>
+
=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{NV Land Intro|Elko}}
  
==== Church  ====
+
''Online Land Records''
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
+
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 +
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 +
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
 +
<br>
 +
For more information see [[Nevada Land and Property]]
  
*Carlin
+
=== Local Histories ===
*Elko  
+
{{NV Histories Intro|Elko}}
*Metropolis
 
  
There is no Ward or Branch in Metropolis.&nbsp; Contact Wells Ward.  
+
[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.
  
*Montello
+
In the FamilySearch 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.
  
There is no Ward or Branch in Montello.&nbsp; Contact Wells Ward.
+
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{NV Maps Intro|Elko}}
  
*Ruby Valley
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[[Image:Nvelko.jpg|thumb|right|300px]] The Elko County [http://records.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.
*Wells
+
 
 +
For historical maps,search the following free sites:
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/nevada/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nevada] - shows boundary changes for Nevada Counties
 +
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Nevada/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Nevada] - maps and atlases of Nevada
 +
*[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/nevada/index_Before1900.html Historical Maps of Nevada]
 +
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/ David Rumsey Collection] for&nbsp;[http://www.davidrumsey.com/search?term=nevada Nevada]
 +
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ Perry-Castaneda Map Collection] for [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/nevada.html Nevada]
 +
 
 +
=== Migration ===
 +
{{NV Migration Intro|Elko}}
 +
 
 +
Early migration routes to and from Elko County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:
 +
 
 +
*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>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).</ref>
 +
*[[Central Pacific Railroad]] since 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
  
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;
+
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{NV Military Intro|Elko}}
  
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}}.  
+
==== Online Collections ====
 +
These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Nevada Military Records|Nevada Military Records]].<br><br>
 +
''Civil War''<br>
 +
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932420|Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
 +
*'''1863-1866''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3349 Nevada Civil War Volunteers, 1863-1866] ($) at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index<br>
 +
''World War I''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/greatwar.html Nevada - Soldiers of the Great War]<br>
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''World War II''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/WWII.txt Nevada Casualties of World War II]<br>
 +
''Korea War''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/korhnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Korea]<br>
 +
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/nv-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War for Nevada]<br>
 +
''Vietnam War''<br>
 +
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/viehnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Vietnam]<br>
 +
*[http://www.vietvet.org/statewall/nevada/nv.htm The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Nevada]<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/nv-alpha.pdf Vietnam Conflict Casualty Lists - Nevada]<br>
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''Other Conflicts''<br>
 +
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/Mideast.html Nevadans Killed in Action - Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom]
 +
For further information see [[Nevada Military Records]].
 +
<br>
  
==== Court  ====
+
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{NV Naturalization Intro|Elko}}
 +
'''Online Naturalization Records'''
 +
*'''1956-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60615 Nevada, Naturalization Petitions, 1956-1991] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index<br>
  
==== Land  ====
+
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{NV Newspapers Intro|Elko}}
  
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>
+
''Nevada Newspapers Online''
 +
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nevada GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
 +
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nevada/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Nevada newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 +
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
 +
''Nevada Newspaper Catalogs''
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
==== Local Histories  ====
+
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{NV Obituaries Intro|Elko}}
  
[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.  
+
Many of the Elko County newspapers can be found on microfilm at the Elko County library in their entirety. The Elko library has microfilms of many different newspapers. Obituaries have been extracted from many of the Elko County newspapers. These obituaries have also been collected and put together on microfilm. These obituary collections can be accessed at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, on microfilm numbers [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/779942?availability=Family%20History%20Library 1598453] and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/779942?availability=Family%20History%20Library 1598454]. The extracted obituaries are pulled from the following locations: Jackpot, Jarbridge, Metropolis, Montello, Owyhee, Tuscarora, and Wells, all of Elko County. Any other obituary not found in these microfilms will have to be looked for in the microfilms held by the Elko County Library.
  
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>
+
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{NV Other Records Intro|Elko}}
  
==== Wells, Elko, Nevada  ====
+
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{NV Periodicals Intro|Elko}}
  
[http://www.wellsnevada.com www.wellsnevada.com]
+
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{NV Probate Intro|Elko}}
  
[http://www.seismo.unr.edu/feature/2008/wells.html http://www.seismo.unr.edu/feature/2008/wells.html]
+
=== School Records ===
 +
{{NV Schools Intro|Elko}}
  
==== Maps  ====
+
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{NV Tax Intro|Elko}}
  
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.
+
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{NV Vital Intro|Elko}}
  
For historical maps,search the following free sites:
+
Do a Place Search in the FamilySearch 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.
  
*[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/nevada/index_Before1900.html Historical Maps of Nevada]
+
==== Birth ====
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/ David Rumsey Collection] for&nbsp;[http://www.davidrumsey.com/search?term=nevada Nevada]
+
{{NV Vital Records - Birth Intro|Elko}}
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ Perry-Castaneda Map Collection] for [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/nevada.html Nevada]
+
*'''1975 - 2012''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8998 Nevada Birth Index 1975-2012] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Nevada/ Historic Map Works] can view some images for free, though this is commercial site
 
  
==== Migration  ====
 
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:
+
==== Marriage ====
 +
{{NV Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Elko}}
  
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>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).</ref>
+
*'''1809 - 2011''' [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]
:*[[Central Pacific Railroad]] since 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
+
*'''1956 - 2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Military  ====
+
The Elko County on-line Marriage Record index begins with 1960. From 2000, the certificate can be viewed and/or printed.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
==== Death ====
 +
{{NV Vital Records - Death Intro|Elko}}
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}  
+
==== Divorce ====
 +
{{NV Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Elko}}
 +
*'''1809 - 2011''' [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]
 +
*'''1956 - 2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Probate  ====
+
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{NV Research Facilities Intro|Elko}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
+
=== Archives ===
 +
{{NV Archives Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
+
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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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:*[[Elko Nevada East Family History Center]]
 +
:*[[Elko Nevada West Family History Center]]
 +
:*[[Wells Nevada Family History Center]]
  
The Elko County on-line Marriage Record index starts in 1960. Starting with 2000, the certificate can be viewed and/or printed.
+
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{NV Libraries Intro|Elko}}
  
<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>  
+
'''Carlin Branch Library'''<br>811 Main ST<br>Carlin, NV 89822<br>Telephone: 775 754-6766<br>[http://www.elkocountylibrary.org/carlinbranch.htm Website]<br><br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
+
'''Elko County Library'''<br>720 Court St<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Telephone: 775-756-6597<br>[https://local.yahoo.com/info-201232752-tuscarora-branch-library-elko?stx=tuscarora%20library&csz=Tuscarora,%20NV&fr=lsrp Website]<br><br>
  
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]  
+
'''Tuscarora Library'''<br>55 Weed St<br>Tuscarora, NV 89834<br>Telephone: 775-756-6597<br>[https://search.yahoo.com/local/s;_ylt=AwrTccNNEQFZHlMAvrwnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEybjQ1Y3NzBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjM4ODZfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=tuscarora+library&addr=Tuscarora%2C+NV&loc=woeid%3A2508923&selectedId=130907343&fr=yhs-mozilla-004&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004 Website]<br><br>
  
Elko Genealogical Society<br>3001 North Fifth Street<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Telephone 775-738-4565  
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{NV Museums Intro|Elko}}
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{NV Societies Intro|Elko}}
 +
'''Elko Genealogical Society'''<br>3001 North Fifth Street<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Telephone 775-738-4565<br><br>
  
Western Shoshone Historical Society<br>1545 Silver Eagle <br>Elko, Nevada 89801-5021<br>Telephone 775-738-7070<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 Website]<br><br>
  
Tuscarora Library<br>Tuscarora, NV 89834<br>  
+
'''Western Shoshone Historical Society'''<br>1545 Silver Eagle <br>Elko, Nevada 89801-5021<br>775-738-7070<br><br>
  
Carlin Branch Library<br>811 Main ST<br>Carlin, NV 89822<br>Telephone 775 754-6766<br>  
+
'''Nevada State Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ Website]<br><br>
  
Elko County Library<br>720 Court St<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Telephone 775-756-6587<br>  
+
'''Nevada Historical Society'''<br>1650 North Virginia Street<br>Reno, NV 89503<br>Telephone: 775-688-1190<br>Fax: 775-688-2917<br>[http://nvdtca.org/historicalsociety/ Website]<br><br>
  
<br>  
+
'''Tri-State Genealogical Society'''<br>ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA<br>PO Box 21902<br>Bullhead City, AZ 86439<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azcanvtsgs/ Website]<br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Elko Nevada East Family History Center]]
 
*[[Elko Nevada West Family History Center]]
 
*[[Wells Nevada Family History Center]]
 
  
<br>
+
'''[http://www.raogk.org/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK)]'''
 +
'''[https://www.facebook.com/groups/242592445768885/ Nevada Genealogy Network]'''
  
<br>
+
== Websites ==
 +
{{NV Websites Intro|Elko}}
  
*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 Place IDNum|206367|Nevada|Elko}} - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
== References  ==
+
== Research Guides ==
 +
{{NV Research Guides Intro|Elko}}
  
{{reflist}}
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== References ==
 +
<references />
  
{{Nevada|Nevada}}  
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{{reflist}}
  
[[Category:Nevada_counties]]
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{{Nevada|Nevada}}
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[[Category:Nevada Counties]] [[Category:Elko County, Nevada ]]

Latest revision as of 18:35, 21 June 2017

United States
Nevada
Elko County


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


County Information

Description

The county was possibly named for the herds of elk once inhabiting the area. It's county seat is Elko and was founded March 5, 1869.[1] It is located in the northeastern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Elko County Courthouse
571 Idaho Street #204
Elko, NV 89801-3787
Phone: 775.738.4600
Elko County Website

County Clerk has marriage applications, divorce, probate and court records from 1876.
County Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records. [3]
Courthouse History

Elko County, Nevada Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1887*
1869*
1887*
1869
1869
1869
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Unincorporated communites

See also

  • Alazon
  • Charleston
  • Clifside
  • Coin
  • Contact
  • Currie
  • Decoy
  • Deep Creek
  • Delaplain
  • Dolly Varden
  • Elburz
  • Fenelon
  • Henry
  • Hogan
  • Holborn
  • Loray
  • Melandco
  • Mizpah
  • Moleen
  • Moor
  • Ola
  • Osino
  • Pilot
  • Point of Rocks
  • Proctor
  • Rock House
  • Rowland
  • Ruby
  • Ruby Valley
  • Sage
  • San Jacinto
  • Scraper Springs
  • Shores
  • Silver Zone
  • Spruce
  • Sprucemont
  • Tecoma
  • Tonka
  • Tulasco
  • Tuscarora
  • Tyrol
  • Ventosa
  • Vivian
  • Wendover
  • Wilkins
  • Williams Cabin


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County Facts
County seat: Elko
Organized: March 5, 1869
Parent County(s): St. Mary's[6]
Neighboring Counties
Box Elder (UT)  • Cassia (ID)  • Eureka  • Humboldt  • Lander  • Owyhee (ID)  • Tooele (UT)  • Twin Falls (ID)  • White Pine
See County Maps
Courthouse
Elko County Nevada Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map Elko County, NV.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption



South Fork Owyhee, Elko County, Nevada.jpg

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Elko County, Nevada online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in
Print
(Often
more complete
)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Nevada Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Elko county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 3,447
1880 5,716 65.8%
1890 4,794 −16.1%
1900 5,688 18.6%
1910 8,133 43.0%
1920 8,083 −0.6%
1930 9,960 23.2%
1940 10,912 9.6%
1950 11,654 6.8%
1960 12,011 3.1%
1970 13,958 16.2%
1980 17,269 23.7%
1990 33,530 94.2%
2000 45,291 35.1%
2010 48,818 7.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

The first enumeration for Nevada before it was a state in 1864, was in the 1850 Census in both New Mexico and Utah Territories, but the area had not been divided into counties. Those living there may be in the Utah 1851 Census. For 1860, Nevada was again enumerated in New Mexico and Utah Territories. [7] A partial state census exists for Nevada in 1862 and 1863 and a full state census exists for 1875. [8] See links listed below.

State and Territory Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Nevada starting in 1870. Although, those living in south-eastern Nevada in 1870 may be enumerated in Utah or Arizona because of disputed boundaries with Nevada.[9] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Nevada Census.

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 FamilySearch Catalog - Place Search for the appropriate town in Elko County.

Court Records

Directories

Online Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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

Online Land Records


For more information see Nevada Land and Property

Local Histories

County histories may include biographies of early settlers and residents, church and school information, and local military regiments at the time of publication.

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 FamilySearch 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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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 Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Nevada Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korea War

Vietnam War

Other Conflicts

For further information see Nevada Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers

For more information see Nevada Newspapers.

Nevada Newspapers Online

Nevada Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Obituaries

Many of the Elko County newspapers can be found on microfilm at the Elko County library in their entirety. The Elko library has microfilms of many different newspapers. Obituaries have been extracted from many of the Elko County newspapers. These obituaries have also been collected and put together on microfilm. These obituary collections can be accessed at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, on microfilm numbers 1598453 and 1598454. The extracted obituaries are pulled from the following locations: Jackpot, Jarbridge, Metropolis, Montello, Owyhee, Tuscarora, and Wells, all of Elko County. Any other obituary not found in these microfilms will have to be looked for in the microfilms held by the Elko County Library.

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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.

School Records

Tax Records

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 FamilySearch 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

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

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Carlin Branch Library
811 Main ST
Carlin, NV 89822
Telephone: 775 754-6766
Website

Elko County Library
720 Court St
Elko, NV 89801
Telephone: 775-756-6597
Website

Tuscarora Library
55 Weed St
Tuscarora, NV 89834
Telephone: 775-756-6597
Website

Museums

Societies

Elko Genealogical Society
3001 North Fifth Street
Elko, NV 89801
Telephone 775-738-4565

Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society
1515 Idaho St.
Elko, NV 89801
Telephone: 775-738-3418
Website

Western Shoshone Historical Society
1545 Silver Eagle
Elko, Nevada 89801-5021
775-738-7070

Nevada State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 20666
Reno, NV 89515-0666
Website

Nevada Historical Society
1650 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503
Telephone: 775-688-1190
Fax: 775-688-2917
Website

Tri-State Genealogical Society
ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA
PO Box 21902
Bullhead City, AZ 86439
Website


Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) Nevada Genealogy Network

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Elko County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/elko/ accessed 3/27/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Elko County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.
  3. 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.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Elko County, Nevada," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County%2C_Nevada accessed 13 March 2017.
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  7. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 211.
  8. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 437. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 422. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  9. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 212.
  10. 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).
  11. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).