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Humboldt County, Nevada
Map
Map of Nevada highlighting Humboldt County
Location in the state of Nevada
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Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 25, 1861
County Seat Winnemucca
Courthouse
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Address
50 W 5th Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: 775.623.6343
Humboldt County Website





Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1887*
1862*
1887*
1861
1863
1869
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

During the time Nevada was part of Utah Territory, the Utah legislature created a Humboldt County, Utah in 1856 with borders partially overlapping the present-day Nevada county.

Humboldt County is Nevada's oldest surviving county if the Utah version is counted. It was also one of Nevada's original nine counties created in 1861. Humboldt County Wikipedia entry


Humboldt County Wikipedia entry

Boundary Change

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

Search the FamilySearch Catalog by Place Search for Humboldt, Nevada. Check the list of records for Cemeteries. Order films into a local Family History Center. Public libraries may have copies of books or order through Interlibrary Loan.

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.

Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the FamilySearch Catalog - Place Search

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Winnemucca

Court Records

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

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Humboldt 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.

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.

Search the FamilySearch Catalog by Place Search for Humboldt County, Nevada. Check the list of records for History. Order films into a local Family History Center. Public libraries may have copies of books or order through Interlibrary Loan.

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, Humboldt – LAND AND PROPERTY

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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




Maps

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Humboldt County, Nevada for emigrant settlers included:

Military

Search the FamilySearch Catalog by Place Search for Humboldt County, Nevada. Check the records for Military records. Order films through a local Family History Center.

Newspapers

Search the FamilySearch Catalog by Place Search for Humboldt, Nevada. Check the records for Newspapers. Order films at a local Family History Center. Public libraries may have copies of books or order through Interlibrary Loan.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Humboldt County, Nevada newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

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.

Probate records for Humboldt County

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Humboldt County Courthouse
50 W 5th Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: 775.623.6343

County Clerk has marriage records from 1881,
divorce and court records from 1863,
probate records from 1900 and naturalization records from 1864.
County Recorder has land records. [4]

Family History Centers
Libraries

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

Museums
Societies

Taxation

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).

Sales Tax Map

Tax Records of Humboldt County

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 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.

Birth
Marriage

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

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

Death

Search the FamilySearch Catalog by Place Search for Humboldt County, Nevada. Check the list for Vital records. Order films into a local Family History Center.

Websites

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

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Humboldt County, Oregon page 442, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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