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Guide to Elko County Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Elko County, Nevada
Map
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Location in the state of Nevada
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Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 5, 1861
County Seat Elko
Courthouse
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Address 571 Idaho Street #204
Elko, NV 89801-3787
Phone: 775.738.4600
Elko County Website


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County Courthouse

Elko County Courthouse
571 Idaho Street #204
Elko, NV 89801-3787
Phone: 775.738.4600

County Clerk has marriage applications,
divorce, probate and court records from1876.
County Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records. [1]


Courthouse History

571 Idaho Street,
Elko,
Nevada 89801

 

History

Parent County

1869--Elko County was created 5 March 1869 from St. Mary's County.  County seat: Elko [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alazon Delaplain Lamoille Ola Sage {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Tuscarora|subject|disp=Tuscarora}}
Arthur Dinner Station Lee Osino San Jacinto Tyrol
Bullion Dolly Varden Loray Owyhee Scraper Springs Ventosa
{{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Carlin|subject|disp=Carlin}} Elburz Melandco Patsville Shafter Vivian
{{FHL|400105|subject-id|disp=Charleston}} {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko}} {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Metropolis|subject|disp=Metropolis}} Pequop Shanty Town Welcome
Clifside Fenelon {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Midas|subject|disp=Midas}} Pilot Shores {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Wells|subject|disp=Wells}}
Cobre Halleck Mizpah Point of Rocks Silver Zone {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Wendover|subject|disp=Wendover}}
Coin Henry Moleen Proctor Spring Creek {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+West+Wendover|subject|disp=West Wendover}}
Contact Hogan {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Montello|subject|disp=Montello}} Rock House Spruce Wilkins
Currie Holborn Moor Rowland Sprucemont Williams Cabin
Decoy Jackpot Mountain City {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Ruby|subject|disp=Ruby}} Tecoma
Deep Creek {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Jarbidge|subject|disp=Jarbidge}} North Fork {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko%2C+Ruby+Valley|subject|disp=Ruby Valley}} Tonka
{{FHL|777273|subject-id|disp=Deeth}} Jiggs Oasis Ryndon Tulasco

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Wells, Nevada

City of Wells Cemetery

450 W. 6th St. (orginal cemetery)

451 W. 6th St. (new cemetery)

Contact: City of Wells Office,1279 Clover Avenue, Wells, Nevada 89835 or 775-752-3355

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

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Elko, 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

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Carlin
  • Elko
  • Metropolis

There is no Ward or Branch in Metropolis.  Contact Wells Ward.

  • Montello

There is no Ward or Branch in Montello.  Contact Wells Ward.

  • Ruby Valley
  • Wells

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Wells Ward, is located at 951 Lake Ave, Wells Nevada 89835 (DO NOT MAIL TO THIS ADDRESS). Mail is sent to current Bishop's personal address. The phone number for the Wells Ward is 775-752-3763.  The phone number for the Bishop's office is 775-752-3309. 

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 Elko County.

Court

Land

The Elko County on-line Public Record index starts in 1984. Filed maps, 1869 to present, can be searched by section, township and range or document number and can be viewed and printed.

Local Histories

Google Books has some books about the history and people in Elko County, 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 Elko 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.

Wells, Elko, Nevada

www.wellsnevada.com

http://www.seismo.unr.edu/feature/2008/wells.html

Maps

The Elko County on-line Public Record index starts in 1984. Filed maps, 1869 to present, can be searched by section, township and range or document number and can be viewed and printed.

For historical maps,search the following free sites:

Migration

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

Military

Newspapers

 

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

3,976 marriages from 3 Oct 1869 to 4 Jan 1935 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

The Elko County on-line Marriage Record index starts in 1960. Starting with 2000, the certificate can be viewed and/or printed.


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

Societies and Libraries

Northeastern Nevada Historical Society and Museum
Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society
1515 Idaho St.
Elko, NV 89801
Telephone: 775-738-3418
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvnengs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185

Elko Genealogical Society
3001 North Fifth Street
Elko, NV 89801
Telephone 775-738-4565

Western Shoshone Historical Society
1545 Silver Eagle
Elko, Nevada 89801-5021
Telephone 775-738-7070

Tuscarora Library
Tuscarora, NV 89834

Carlin Branch Library
811 Main ST
Carlin, NV 89822
Telephone 775 754-6766

Elko County Library
720 Court St
Elko, NV 89801
Telephone 775-756-6587


Family History Centers



  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

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

 

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