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== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
== History  ==
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Guide to '''Esmeralda County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''1861--'''Esmeralda County was created 25 November 1861&nbsp;an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Goldfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Description ===
  
==== Record Loss ====
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The county was named for Esmeralda is the Spanish word for emerald. It's county seat is Goldfield and was founded 1861.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/esmer/ accessed 3/27/2017.</ref> It is located in the northeastern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Esmeralda County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmeralda_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NV Courthouse Intro|Esmeralda}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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Esmeralda County Courthouse<br>PO Box 547<br>Goldfield, NV 89013-0547<br>Phone: 775.485.6367<br>[http://www.accessesmeralda.com/ Esmeralda County Website]<br><br>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. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Esmeralda County, Oregon page 442, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
*'''Unincorporated Communities:''' [[Columbus, Nevada|Columbus]] | Dyer | Goldfield | Gold Point | Hardluck | Lida | Silver Peak
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=== Esmeralda County, Nevada Record Dates  ===
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{{NV Records Intro}}
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| width="91%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Esmerelda County, Nevada. Page 442. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 428.</ref></center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1887
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| width="13%" align="center" |1898
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| width="13%" align="center" |1887
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| width="13%" align="center" |1807
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| width="13%" align="center" |1863
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| width="13%" align="center" |1908
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| width="13%" align="center" |1850
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Esmeralda County, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Esmeralda County, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Esmeralda County, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
*[[Inyo_County,_California|Inyo County, California]]
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=== Boundary Changes ===
*[[Mineral_County,_Nevada|Mineral]]
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{{NV Boundary Changes Intro|Esmeralda}}
*[[Mono_County,_California|Mono County, California]]  
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*'''Parent County:''' created 25 November 1861 as an original county
*[[Nye_County,_Nevada|Nye]]
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*'''County seat:''' Goldfield <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>
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NV Populated Places Intro|Esmeralda}}
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Esmeralda County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 14 March 2017.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyer,_Nevada Dyer]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfield,_Nevada Goldfield] (county seat)</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Peak,_Nevada Silver Peak]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blair,_Nevada Blair]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaldale,_Nevada Coaldale]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardluck,_Nevada Hardluck]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lida,_Nevada Lida]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Point,_Nevada Gold Point]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmetto,_Nevada Palmetto]</div>
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=====Locations previously listed on this page:=====
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* Alkali
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* {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Esmeralda%2C+Aurora|subject|disp=Aurora}}
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaldale,_Nevada Coaldale]
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* Coaldale Junction
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* Columbus
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* Coyote Hole
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* Florence Hill
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* Gemfield
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* Gold Hit
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* McLeans
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* Millers
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* Montezuma
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* Montezuma Wells
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* Tokop
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* Weepah
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* West Spring
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= November 25,  1861
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|county seat= Goldfield
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Inyo County, California Genealogy|Inyo (CA)]]
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|county2= [[Mineral County, Nevada Genealogy|Mineral]]
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|county3= [[Mono County, California Genealogy|Mono (CA)]]
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|county4= [[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy|Nye]]</br><center>[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NevadaEsmeraldaCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NV Historical Timeline Intro|Esmeralda}}
  
==== Land  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NV Resources Intro|Esmeralda}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NV Bible Intro|Esmeralda}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{NV Biographies Intro|Esmeralda}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NV Business Records Intro|Esmeralda}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NV Cemeteries Intro|Esmeralda}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Esmeralda County, Nevada''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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==== Taxation  ====
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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=1965&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/esmeralda/cem.html NVGenWeb]
  
[http://members.tripod.com/Cactusgems_Garden/mineralcountydeathindex.htm Records of deaths] that happened in Mineral County&nbsp;as well as in other places and buried in Mineral County.&nbsp; The records also include deaths in Esmeralda and Nye Counties. The three counties were all one until 1911.&nbsp; Records are from various sources, i.e. newspapers and funeral homes
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nv/esmeraldarc.htm NVGenWeb Archives]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/esmeraldacem.html Tombstone Project]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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>
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* {{FHL|797374|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Esmeralda+Nevada&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206379&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Esmeralda&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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== References ==
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1965 Findagrave.com]
<references/>
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[[Category:Esmeralda_County,_Nevada]]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nevada&county=Esmeralda%20#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nevada-cemetery-records.htm Nevada Cemetery Records]
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The following web site has additional information on Esmeralda 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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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmeralda_County,_Nevada#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 |1553
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|1880 |3220
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|1890 |2148
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|1900 |1972
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|1910 |9369
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|1920 |2410
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|1930 |1077
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|1940 |1554
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|1950 |614
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|1960 |619
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|1970 |629 
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|1980 |777 
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|1990 |1344 
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|2000 |971
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|2010 |783
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{{NV Census Intro|Esmeralda}}
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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]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NV Church Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NV Court Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NV Directories Intro|Esmeralda}}
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'''Online Directories'''
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*'''1868-1869''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4741 Nevada Directory 1868-1869] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index only, includes settlers of Nevada<br>
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NV Emigration Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NV Ethnic Groups Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NV Funeral Homes Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NV Genealogies Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NV Guardianship Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NV Land Intro|Esmeralda}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[Nevada Land and Property]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NV Histories Intro|Esmeralda}}
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*''Aurora, Nevada.''  By Larry Poag. Journal Article. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1204251 FamilySearch Catalog].
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*''Gold Mountain, Nevada: including: Oriental (Old Camp), Tokop, Thorp and Bonnie Clare.'' c2004. By Alan H. Patera. Lake Grove, OR (P.O. Box 2093, Lake Grove 97035) : Western Places.  {{WorldCat|64065582|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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*''History of Esmeralda County, Nevada.'' c1968. By M. B. Aston. Seattle, Washington : Shorey Book Store. {{WorldCat|865629988|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}. 
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''Online County Histories''<br>
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*''Historic Legends of Nye and Esmeralda Counties.'' c197?. By Fred S. Cook. Pahrump, Nev : The Printery. Online at: [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE4111619 FamilySearch Book]; {{WorldCat|9041605|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NV Maps Intro|Esmeralda}}
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{{NV Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NV Esmeralda County}}}}
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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://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Nevada/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Nevada] - maps and atlases of Nevada
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=== Migration ===
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{{NV Migration Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NV Military Intro|Esmeralda}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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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>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932420|Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''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>
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''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>
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''Korea War''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/korhnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Korea]<br>
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*[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>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/viehnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Vietnam]<br>
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*[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>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/Mideast.html Nevadans Killed in Action - Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom]
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For further information see [[Nevada Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NV Naturalization Intro|Esmeralda}}
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''Online Naturalization Records'''
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*'''1956-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60615 Nevada, Naturalization Petitions, 1956-1991] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NV Newspapers Intro|Esmeralda}}
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''Nevada Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nevada GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nevada/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Nevada newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Nevada Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[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
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NV Obituaries Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NV Other Records Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NV Periodicals Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NV Probate Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{NV Schools Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NV Tax Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NV Vital Intro|Esmeralda}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Birth Intro|Esmeralda}}
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FHL entries for Esmeralda County birth and death records, 1887-1922, click {{FHL|614938|title-id|disp=here}}{{LQL}}
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*'''1975 - 2012''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8998 Nevada Birth Index 1975-2012] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Esmeralda}}
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*'''1809 - 2011''' [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]
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*'''1956 - 2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Death Intro|Esmeralda}}
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FHL entries for Esmeralda County birth and death records, 1887-1922, click {{FHL|614938|title-id|disp=here}}{{LQL}}
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[http://members.tripod.com/Cactusgems_Garden/mineralcountydeathindex.htm 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 including newspapers and funeral homes. Searchable by alphabetical index.
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Esmeralda}}
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*'''1968 - 2015''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1090 Nevada Divorce Records 1968-2015] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)<.br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NV Research Facilities Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{NV Archives Intro|Esmeralda}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NV Libraries Intro|Esmeralda}}
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Goldfield Public Library<br>P. O. Box 430<br>Goldfield, Nevada 89013<br>Telephone: 775-485-3236<br><br>
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=== Museums ===
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{{NV Museums Intro|Esmeralda}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NV Societies Intro|Esmeralda}}
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'''Goldfield Historical Society'''<br>Box 393<br>Goldfield, NV 89013<br>Telephone:775-485-3560<br>E-mail[mailto:goldfieldhistorical@gmail.com goldfieldhistorical@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.goldfieldhistoricalsociety.com/contact.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Nevada State Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515<br><br>
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'''Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 1929<br>Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvccngs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Website]<br><br>
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'''Nevada Historical Society'''<br>1650 North Virginia Street<br>Reno, NV 89503<br>Telephone: 775-688-1190<br><br>
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'''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>
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== Websites ==
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{{NV Websites Intro|Esmeralda}}
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|206379|Nevada|Esmeralda}} - 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
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== Research Guides ==
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{{NV Research Guides Intro|Esmeralda}}
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== References ==
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<references />
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[[Category:Nevada Counties]][[Category:Esmeralda County, Nevada]]

Latest revision as of 20:27, 14 October 2017

United States
Nevada
Esmeralda County


Guide to Esmeralda 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 named for Esmeralda is the Spanish word for emerald. It's county seat is Goldfield and was founded 1861.[1] It is located in the northeastern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

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

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. [3]

Esmeralda 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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1887 1898 1887 1807 1863 1908 1850
* 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:[6]

Unincorporated communites
Ghost towns
Locations previously listed on this page:
  • Florence Hill
  • Gemfield
  • Gold Hit
  • McLeans
  • Millers
  • Montezuma
  • Montezuma Wells
  • Tokop
  • Weepah
  • West Spring


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County Facts
County seat: Goldfield
Organized: November 25, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[7]
Neighboring Counties
Inyo (CA)  • Mineral  • Mono (CA)  • Nye
See County Maps
Courthouse
NevadaEsmeraldaCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Nv-esmeralda.png
Adoption


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Esmeralda 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 Esmeralda county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 1,553
1880 3,220 107.3%
1890 2,148 −33.3%
1900 1,972 −8.2%
1910 9,369 375.1%
1920 2,410 −74.3%
1930 1,077 −55.3%
1940 1,554 44.3%
1950 614 −60.5%
1960 619 0.8%
1970 629 1.6%
1980 777 23.5%
1990 1,344 73.0%
2000 971 −27.8%
2010 783 −19.4%
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. [8] A partial state census exists for Nevada in 1862 and 1863 and a full state census exists for 1875. [9] 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.[10] 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.

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, Esmeralda – 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.

  • Aurora, Nevada. By Larry Poag. Journal Article. FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Gold Mountain, Nevada: including: Oriental (Old Camp), Tokop, Thorp and Bonnie Clare. c2004. By Alan H. Patera. Lake Grove, OR (P.O. Box 2093, Lake Grove 97035) : Western Places. At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • History of Esmeralda County, Nevada. c1968. By M. B. Aston. Seattle, Washington : Shorey Book Store. At various libraries(WorldCat).

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

Mineral CountyNye CountyInyo CountyMono CountyNV ESMERALDA.jpg
About this image
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration

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

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.

Birth

FHL entries for Esmeralda County birth and death records, 1887-1922, click here[low quality link]


Marriage


Death

FHL entries for Esmeralda County birth and death records, 1887-1922, click here[low quality link]

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 including newspapers and funeral homes. Searchable by alphabetical index.

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

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

Museums

Societies

Goldfield Historical Society
Box 393
Goldfield, NV 89013
Telephone:775-485-3560
E-mailgoldfieldhistorical@gmail.com
Website

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

Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society
PO Box 1929
Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929
Website

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

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

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, “Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/esmer/ accessed 3/27/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Esmeralda County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmeralda_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.
  3. 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.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Esmerelda County, Nevada. Page 442. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 428.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Esmeralda County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 14 March 2017.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 211.
  9. ’'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.
  10. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 212.