Eureka County, Nevada
Genealogy and Facts

Eureka County

Eureka County was formed on March 1, 1873 from Lander County. The county was named for the Greek expression Eureka, meaning I have found it!, in reference to deposits of silver found in the vicinity..

The Eureka County Seat can be found in Eureka and the county government website is http://www.co.eureka.nv.us/

Places adjacent to Eureka County are Elko County (northeast), White Pine County (east), Nye County (south), Lander County (west).

Cities and towns situated in Eureka County are made up of Eureka, Emigrant Pass, Crescent Valley, Beowawe, Palisade.

Eureka County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules can be found for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Eureka Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1880. Eureka Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1880. Eureka Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to aid with your research.

Eureka County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Eureka County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Eureka County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget about the advantages of Eureka County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogical details. Hidden away in Nevada courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the dreams and worries of many Nevada residents.

The chances are very good that your chosen ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth document of at least a number of aspects of their lives in the Eureka County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, take into account all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.

Remember to call the clerk's department to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics just before visiting or inquiring information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will aid men and women in locating the resources, but it's up to the man or women to carry out the researching.

The following information and facts shows whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Eureka County. The dates suggested listed below are the first recognized records data in this county.

Added part of White Pine County in 1881.
  • Eureka County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 701 W Main St, Lee, NV 89801
    • Phone: (775) 237-5262
  • Eureka County Recorder is responsible for the recordation, scanning/microfilming, indexing and permanent storage of all Real Estate Transactions, Mining Claim Locations, Assessment work, Contracts, Leases, Judgments, Marriage Certificates, Fixture Filing Statements, Liens, Maps and all other Miscellaneous Documents. 
    • Birth / Death Records: 1887
    • Land Records: 1873
  • Eureka County Clerk is responsible for the issuance of all marriage licenses in the County.
    • Marriage Records: 1870
  • Eureka County Clerk of District Court has jurisdiction over all Regular, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Family courts.
    • Probate Records: 1873 
    • Court Records: 1873 
  • Nevada Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Nevada for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

Eureka County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Eureka County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to suggest your own preferred Eureka County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Eureka Co. NV Books, Newspapers & Publications

Eureka Co. NV Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Eureka Co. NV Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Eureka Co. NV Census Records

Eureka Co. NV Cemeteries & Graveyards

Eureka Co. NV Church & Bible Records

Eureka Co. NV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Eureka Co. NV General and History Websites

Eureka Co. NV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Eureka Co. NV Military Records

Eureka Co. NV Schools & Directories

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