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{{Nevada-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Eureka_County,_Nevada|Eureka County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Eureka County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.hcnv.us/ Eureka County Courthouse]<br>701 S Main Street PO Box 677<br>Eureka, NV 89316-0677<br>Phone: 775.237.5262<br><br>County Recorder has birth, marriage, death, burial and land records.<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1874. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Eureka 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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== History  ==
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1873--'''Eureka County was created 1 March 1873&nbsp;from [[Lander County, Nevada|Lander]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Eureka <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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The county was named for the ancient Greek term, "Eureka," meaning, "I have found it." It's county seat is Eureka and was founded 1873.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/eureka/ accessed 3/27/2017.</ref>  It is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Eureka County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NV Courthouse Intro|Eureka}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Eureka County Courthouse<br>701 S Main Street <br>PO Box 677<br>Eureka, NV 89316-0677<br>Phone: 775.237.5262<br>[http://www.co.eureka.nv.us/ Eureka County Website]<br><br>County Recorder has birth, marriage, death, burial and land records.<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1874. <ref> ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Eureka County, Oregon page 442, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Eureka 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), Eureka 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" | '''[[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1887
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| width="13%" align="center" |1870
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| width="13%" align="center" |1887
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| width="13%" align="center" |1874
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| width="13%" align="center" |1873
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| width="13%" align="center" |1874
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| width="13%" align="center" |1850
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Eureka County, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Eureka County, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Eureka County, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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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|Eureka}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 1 March 1873 from [[Lander County, Nevada Genealogy|Lander]]
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*'''County Seat:''' Eureka <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>
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NV Populated Places Intro|Eureka}}
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Aurora County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka_County%2C_Nevada accessed 15 March 2017.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowawe,_Nevada Beowawe]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_Valley,_Nevada Crescent Valley]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palisade,_Nevada Palisade]
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*Primeaux</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka,_Nevada Eureka] (county seat)</div>
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Locations previously listed:
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| Alpha  
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| Corwin  
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* Alpha
| Mineral  
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* Barth
| Shoshone
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* Blackburn
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* Buckhorn
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* Cluro
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* Corwin
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* Dunphy
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* Harney
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* Leeville
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* Mineral
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* Rixies
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* Ruby+Hill
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* Shannon
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* Shoshone
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* Tonkin
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* Union
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  March 1,  1873
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|county seat= Eureka
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|parent county= [[Lander County, Nevada Genealogy|Lander]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy|Elko]]
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|county2= [[Lander County, Nevada Genealogy|Lander]]
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|county3= [[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy|Nye]]
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|county4= [[White Pine County, Nevada Genealogy|White Pine]]</br><center>[[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NevadaEurekaCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Nv-eureka.png|185x185px]]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NV Historical Timeline Intro|Eureka}}
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== Resources ==
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{{NV Resources Intro|Eureka}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NV Bible Intro|Eureka}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NV Biographies Intro|Eureka}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NV Business Records Intro|Eureka}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NV Cemeteries Intro|Eureka}}
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| Barth
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Eureka County, Nevada''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_Valley,_Nevada Crescent Valley]
 
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Eureka%2C+Palisade|subject|disp=Palisade}}
 
| Tonkin
 
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowawe,_Nevada Beowawe]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Dunphy
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
| Primeaux
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| Union
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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=1966&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/eureka/ NVGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nv/eurekarc.htm NVGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/eurekacem.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| Blackburn
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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>
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Eureka%2C+Eureka|subject|disp=Eureka}}  
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| Rixies
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* {{FHL|797303|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Eureka+Nevada&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| Buckhorn
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| Harney
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Eureka%2C+Ruby+Hill|subject|disp=Ruby Hill}}
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1966 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nevada&county=Eureka%20#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nevada-cemetery-records.htm Nevada Cemetery Records]
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| Cluro
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nevada Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| Leeville
 
| Shannon
 
|  
 
 
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<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>  
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The following web site has additional information on Eureka 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/Eureka_County,_Nevada#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 |7086
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|1890 |3275
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|1900 |1954
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|1910 |1830
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|1920 |1350
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|1930 |1333
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|1940 |1361
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|1950 |896
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|1960 |767
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|1970 |948 
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|1980 |1198 
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|1990 |1547 
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|2000 |1651
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|2010 |1987
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{{NV Census Intro|Eureka}}
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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|Eureka}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NV Court Intro|Eureka}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NV Directories Intro|Eureka}}
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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] - ($), index only, includes settlers of Nevada<br>
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NV Emigration Intro|Eureka}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NV Ethnic Groups Intro|Eureka}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NV Funeral Homes Intro|Eureka}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NV Genealogies Intro|Eureka}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NV Guardianship Intro|Eureka}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NV Land Intro|Eureka}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), 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|Eureka}}
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''Online County Histories''<br>
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*''Eureka and Its Resources: A Complete History of Eureka County, Nevada.'' c1982. By Lambert Molinelli. Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press.  Online at:  [https://archive.org/details/eurekaitsresourc00lamb Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books/about/Eureka_and_its_resources.html?id=6IX6WGp9_awC Google Books]; {{WorldCat|8346713|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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*''Romancing Nevada's Past, Ghost Towns and Historical Sites of Eureka, Lander, and White Pine Counties.'' v1994. By Shawn R. Hall. Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press. Online at:  [https://books.google.com/books?id=6n9-98XTxGgC&pg=PA230&lpg=PA230&dq=Romancing+Nevada%27s+Past,+Ghost+Towns+and+Historical+Sites+of+Eureka,+Lander,+and+White+Pine+Counties&source=bl&ots=1Mt7CADCDz&sig=dSV-NxzK-OjHt-VBF2PTgKG_WM8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiS_5a9jdHUAhVjImMKHWDdD28Q6AEIUDAM#v=onepage&q=Romancing%20Nevada's%20Past%2C%20Ghost%20Towns%20and%20Historical%20Sites%20of%20Eureka%2C%20Lander%2C%20and%20White%20Pine%20Counties&f=false Google Books], {{WorldCat|866696576|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NV Maps Intro|Eureka}}
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{{NV Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NV Eureka 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|Eureka}}
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Early migration routes to and from Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:
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*[[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>
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*[[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>
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*[[Central Overland Trail]] 1859-1869 from [[Salt Lake City, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] through central [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]] on a route south of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).</ref>
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NV Military Intro|Eureka}}
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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|Eureka}}
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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|Eureka}}
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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|Eureka}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NV Other Records Intro|Eureka}}
  
*[[Elko County, Nevada|Elko]]
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=== Periodicals ===
*[[Lander County, Nevada|Lander]]
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{{NV Periodicals Intro|Eureka}}
*[[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]]
 
*[[White Pine County, Nevada|White Pine]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NV Probate Intro|Eureka}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{NV Schools Intro|Eureka}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NV Tax Intro|Eureka}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NV Vital Intro|Eureka}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Birth Intro|Eureka}}
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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] ($)
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Eureka}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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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] ($)
  
==== Migration  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Death Intro|Eureka}}
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:  
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Eureka}}
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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>
  
:*[[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>
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== Research Facilities ==
:*[[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>
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{{NV Research Facilities Intro|Eureka}}
:*[[Central Overland Trail]] 1859-1869 from [[Salt Lake City, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] through central [[Nevada]] on a route south of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).</ref>
 
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{NV Archives Intro|Eureka}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NV Libraries Intro|Eureka}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{NV Museums Intro|Eureka}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NV Societies Intro|Eureka}}
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'''Eureka County Historical Society'''<br>31 S. ST 1<br>PO Box 283<br>Eureka, Nevada 89316<br>Phone: 775-237-6006<br><br>
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''Nevada State Genealogical Society'''<br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ Website]<br><br>
  
1,031 marriages from 22 Feb 1870 to 8 Feb 1936 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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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>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''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>
  
Eureka County Historical Society<br>31 S&nbsp;Main St. St&nbsp;1<br>P. O. Box 283<br>Eureka, Nevada 89316<br>Phone: (775) 237-6006
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'''Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society'''<br>1515 Idaho Street, Elko 89801-4021<br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers<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>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Websites ==
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{{NV Websites Intro|Eureka}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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|206382|Nevada|Eureka}} - 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
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Research Guides ==
*{{FHL|Nevada%2C+Eureka|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{NV Research Guides Intro|Eureka}}
  
== References ==
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[[Category:Nevada Counties]][[Category:Eureka County, Nevada]]

Latest revision as of 22:52, 14 October 2017

United States
Nevada
Eureka County


Guide to Eureka 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 the ancient Greek term, "Eureka," meaning, "I have found it." It's county seat is Eureka and was founded 1873.[1] It is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Eureka County Courthouse
701 S Main Street
PO Box 677
Eureka, NV 89316-0677
Phone: 775.237.5262
Eureka County Website

County Recorder has birth, marriage, death, burial and land records.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1874. [3]

Eureka 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 1870 1887 1874 1873 1874 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
  • Primeaux
Census-designated places

Locations previously listed:

  • Alpha
  • Barth
  • Blackburn
  • Buckhorn
  • Cluro
  • Corwin
  • Dunphy
  • Harney
  • Leeville
  • Mineral
  • Rixies
  • Ruby+Hill
  • Shannon
  • Shoshone
  • Tonkin
  • Union


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County Facts
County seat: Eureka
Organized: March 1, 1873
Parent County(s): Lander[7]
Neighboring Counties
Elko  • Lander  • Nye  • White Pine
See County Maps
Courthouse
NevadaEurekaCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Nv-eureka.png
Adoption


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Eureka 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 Eureka county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 7,086
1890 3,275 −53.8%
1900 1,954 −40.3%
1910 1,830 −6.3%
1920 1,350 −26.2%
1930 1,333 −1.3%
1940 1,361 2.1%
1950 896 −34.2%
1960 767 −14.4%
1970 948 23.6%
1980 1,198 26.4%
1990 1,547 29.1%
2000 1,651 6.7%
2010 1,987 20.4%
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, Eureka – 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.

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

White Pine CountyNye CountyLander CountyElko CountyNV EUREKA.jpg
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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration

Early migration routes to and from Eureka 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

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

Marriage

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

Museums

Societies

Eureka County Historical Society
31 S. ST 1
PO Box 283
Eureka, Nevada 89316
Phone: 775-237-6006

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

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
Fax: 775-688-2917
Website

Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society
1515 Idaho Street, Elko 89801-4021

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, “Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/eureka/ accessed 3/27/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Eureka County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Eureka 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), Eureka 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, "Aurora County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka_County%2C_Nevada accessed 15 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.
  11. 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).
  12. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  13. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).