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|Esmeralda County, Nevada|
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
|Founded||November 25, 1861|
|Address|| PO Box 547|
Goldfield, NV 89013-0547
Esmeralda County Website
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent County: created 25 November 1861 as an original county
- County seat: Goldfield 
- Neighboring Counties: Inyo County, California | Mineral | Mono County, California | Nye
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.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups
Local histories are available for Esmeralda County, Nevada. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Nevada Local Histories.
Land and Property
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
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Esmeralda County, Nevada newspapers in online catalogs like:
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.
Esmeralda County Courthouse
PO Box 547
Goldfield, NV 89013-0547
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. 
Family History Centers
|Centers provide: • Personal one-on-one assistance • Access to genealogical records through the Internet or microfilm loan program • Free how-to classes (varies by location). See Family History Centers for more information.|
- Goldfield Public Library
P. O. Box 430
Goldfield, Nevada 89013
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).
A copy or an extract of most Nevada original records can be purchased from the Nevada State Health Division 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.
Over 389 marriages from 8 Nov 1863 to 29 Dec 1908 are listed in the Western States Marriage Index.
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.
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
|Alkali||Coyote Hole||Goldfield||Silver Peak|
|Coaldale Junction||Gold Hit||Montezuma|
|Columbus||Gold Point||Montezuma Wells|
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ 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.
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