Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy

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

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Online Records

Esmeralda County, Nevada
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Founded November 25, 1861
County Seat Goldfield
Address PO Box 547
Goldfield, NV 89013-0547
Phone: 775.485.6367
Esmeralda County Website


Parent County

1861--Esmeralda County was created 25 November 1861 an original county.  County seat: Goldfield [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Alkali Coyote Hole Goldfield Silver Peak
Aurora Dyer Lida Tokop
Blair Florence Hill McLeans Weepah
Coaldale Gemfield Millers West Spring
Coaldale Junction Gold Hit Montezuma
Columbus Gold Point Montezuma Wells

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories







Esmeralda County Courthouse
PO Box 547
Goldfield, NV 89013-0547
Phone: 775.485.6367

County Clerk and Treasurer Office has marriage records from 1898,
divorce and probate records from 1908, court records from 1907 and
naturalization records from 1904. [2]


Vital Records

Records of deaths that happened in Esmeralda County as well as in other places and buried in Esmeralda County.  The records also include deaths in Mineral and Nye Counties.  Records are from various sources, i.e. newspapers and funeral homes.  Searchable by alphabetical index.

For FHL entries for Esmeralda County birth and death records, 1887-1922, click here

For FHL entries for Esmeralda County birth and death records, 1887-1911, click here

389 marriages from 8 Nov 1863 to 29 Dec 1908 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Goldfield Public Library
P. O. Box 430
Goldfield, Nevada 89013
Telephone: 775-485-3236

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Esmeralda County, Oregon page 442, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.