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Revision as of 20:25, 1 March 2011

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United States  Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Humboldt County

Map of Nevada highlighting Humboldt County.png

County Courthouse

Humboldt County Courthouse

50 West 5th Street, Winnemucca NV 89445

Phone: 775-623-6343

History

Humboldt County is Nevada's oldest county, created by the Utah Territorial Legislature in 1856. It was also one of Nevada's original nine counties created in 1861. (Humboldt County Wikipedia entry)

Parent County

1861--Humboldt County was created 25 November 1861 as an original county.  County seat: Winnemucca [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Awakening Dyke Knight Red House
Bliss Ellison McDermitt Rose Creek
Chinatown Getchell Orovada Sulphur
Comus Golconda Paradise Valley Tule
Cordero Gouge Eye Platora Valmy
Daveytown Harveyville Preble Weso
Denio Herrin Pronto Winnemucca
Denio Junction Hot Springs Raglan











Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

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

Church

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

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Winnemucca

Court

The County Clerk acts as clerk to the 6th Judicial District Court, maintains the court records for the District Court.

Land

The County Recorder is responsible for recording, scanning/microfilming and indexing of Real Estate Transactions, Mining Claim Locations and Assessment Work, Contracts, Leases, Judgments, UCC/Fixture Filing Statements, Liens, Maps and other miscellaneous documents.

Humboldt County Recorders by Town

Local Histories

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

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

Maps

For historical maps,search the following free sites:

Historical Maps of&nbsp;Nevada

David Rumsey Collection for&nbsp;Nevada&nbsp;

Perry-Castaneda Map Collection for Nevada

Historic Map Works can view some images for free, though this is&nbsp; commercial site

Military

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Humboldt County, Nevada, look at the list of records for Military records. Films can be sent to family history centers.

Newspapers

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

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

The County Recorder is responsible for the recordaing, scanning/microfilming and indexing of marriage certificates,

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Humboldt County, Nevada, look at the list of records for Vital records. Films can be sent to family history centers.

651 marriages from 4 Jul 1862 to 4 Apr 1900 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Humboldt County Library
85 East 5th Street
Winnumucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-6388

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

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


Family History Centers

Winnemucca Nevada
111 W McArthur Ave
Winnemucca, Humboldt
This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
Contact Center for open hours as they vary.

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).