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Humboldt County, Nevada

Humboldt County was formed on December 20, 1855 as an original county in the Nevada Territory. The county was named for the Humboldt River, named in turn for Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859), a German naturalist and explorer..

The Humboldt County Seat can be found in Winnemucca and the county government website is

Places adjacent to Humboldt County are Elko CountyLander CountyPershing CountyWashoe CountyHarney County, Oregon, Malheur County, Oregon, Owyhee County, Idaho.

Cities and towns situated in Humboldt County are made up of Denio, Golconda, Orovada, Paradise Valley, Stone House, Valmy.

Humboldt County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules can be found for 1860 (part of Utah Territory), 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Humboldt Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Humboldt Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Humboldt 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.

Humboldt County Society and Family History Resources

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

Humboldt County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget about the advantages of Humboldt 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 Humboldt 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 Humboldt County. The dates suggested listed below are the first recognized records data in this county.

  • Humboldt County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 50 W 5th St, Winnemucca, NV 89445
    • Phone: (775) 623-6343
  • Humboldt 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: 1861
  • Humboldt County Clerk is responsible for the issuance of all marriage licenses in the County.
    • Marriage Records: 1862
  • Humboldt County Clerk of District Court has jurisdiction over all Regular, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Family courts.
    • Probate Records: 1863
    • Court Records: 1869
  • 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.

Humboldt County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Humboldt 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 Humboldt County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Humboldt Co. NV Books, Newspapers & Publications

Humboldt Co. NV Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Humboldt Co. NV Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Humboldt Co. NV Census Records

Humboldt Co. NV Cemeteries & Church Records

Humboldt Co. NV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Humboldt Co. NV General and History Websites

Humboldt Co. NV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Humboldt Co. NV Military Records

Humboldt Co. NV Schools & Directories