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Guide to '''Elko County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
Guide to '''Elko County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  March 5,  1869
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|county seat= Elko
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|parent county= [[St. Mary's County, Nevada Genealogy|St. Mary's]]
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Box Elder County, Utah Genealogy|Box Elder (UT)]]
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|county2= [[Cassia County, Idaho Genealogy|Cassia (ID)]]
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|county3= [[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy|Eureka]]
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|county4= [[Humboldt County, Nevada Genealogy|Humboldt]]
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|county5= [[Lander County, Nevada Genealogy|Lander]]
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|county6= [[Owyhee County, Idaho Genealogy|Owyhee (ID)]]
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|county7= [[Tooele County, Utah Genealogy|Tooele (UT)]]
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|county8= [[Twin Falls County, Idaho Genealogy|Twin Falls (ID)]]
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|county9= [[White Pine County, Nevada Genealogy|White Pine]]</br><center>[[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image: Elko County Nevada Courthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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[[Image:South Fork Owyhee, Elko County, Nevada.jpg|thumb|200px|<center>South Fork Owyhee, Elko County</center>]]
  
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
 
=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
  
The county was possibly named for the herds of elk once inhabiting the area. It's county seat is Elko and was founded March 5, 1869.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Elko County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/elko/ accessed 3/27/2017.</ref>  It is located in the northeastern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Elko County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.</ref>
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The county was possibly named for the herds of elk once inhabiting the area.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Elko County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/elko/ accessed 3/27/2017.</ref>  It is located in the northeastern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Elko County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.</ref>
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
{{NV Courthouse Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Courthouse Intro|Elko}}
  
Elko County Courthouse<BR>571 Idaho Street #204<br>Elko, NV 89801-3787<br>Phone: 775.738.4600 <br>[http://www.elkocountynv.net/ Elko County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage applications, divorce, probate and court records from 1876.<br>County Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elko County, Oregon page 442, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br> [http://www.elkocountynv.net/happy_100th_birthday_elko_county_courthouse!.php Courthouse History]
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'''Elko County Courthouse'''<BR>571 Idaho Street, #204<br>Elko, NV 89801-3787<br>Phone: 775-738-4600 <br>[http://www.elkocountynv.net/ Elko County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage applications, divorce, probate and court records from 1876.<br>
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County Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elko County, Oregon page 442, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br> <br>[http://www.elkocountynv.net/happy_100th_birthday_elko_county_courthouse!.php Courthouse History]
  
 
=== Elko County, Nevada Record Dates  ===
 
=== Elko County, Nevada Record Dates  ===
 
{{NV Records Intro}}
 
{{NV Records Intro}}
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| width="91%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elko County, Nevada. Page 442. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 428.</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elko County, Nevada. Page 442. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 428.</ref></center>
 
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Elko County, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Elko County, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Elko County, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance year is unknown.</center>
 
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
 
{{NV Populated Places Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Populated Places Intro|Elko}}
The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Elko County, Nevada," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County%2C_Nevada accessed 13 March 2017.</ref>
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://nevada.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,007,c,elko.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Elko County, Nevada," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County%2C_Nevada accessed 13 March 2017.</ref>
  
 
{{populated places
 
{{populated places
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlin,_Nevada Carlin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko,_Nevada Elko] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells,_Nevada Wells]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Wendover,_Nevada West Wendover]</div>
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur,_Nevada Arthur]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullion,_Nevada Bullion]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlin,_Nevada Carlin]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobre,_Nevada Cobre]
 
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact,_Nevada Contact]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact,_Nevada Contact]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currie,_Nevada Currie]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currie,_Nevada Currie]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deeth,_Nevada Deeth]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deeth,_Nevada Deeth]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinner_Station,_Nevada Dinner Station]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko,_Nevada Elko] (county seat)
 
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halleck,_Nevada Halleck]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halleck,_Nevada Halleck]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter,_Nevada Hunter]
 
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Creek,_Nevada Jack Creek]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Creek,_Nevada Jack Creek]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackpot,_Nevada Jackpot]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarbidge,_Nevada Jarbidge]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarbidge,_Nevada Jarbidge]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiggs,_Nevada Jiggs]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamoille,_Nevada Lamoille]</div>
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiggs,_Nevada Jiggs]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamoille,_Nevada Lamoille]
 
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee,_Nevada Lee]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee,_Nevada Lee]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis,_Nevada Metropolis]
 
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midas,_Nevada Midas]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midas,_Nevada Midas]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montello,_Nevada Montello]
 
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_City,_Nevada Mountain City]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_City,_Nevada Mountain City]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Fork,_Nevada North Fork]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Fork,_Nevada North Fork]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis,_Nevada Oasis]
 
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owyhee,_Nevada Owyhee]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owyhee,_Nevada Owyhee]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patsville,_Nevada Patsville]
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*Pleasant Valley
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pequop,_Nevada Pequop]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Valley,_Elko County,_Nevada Pleasant Valley]</div>
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryndon,_Nevada Ryndon]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryndon,_Nevada Ryndon]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jacinto,_Nevada San Jacinto]
 
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shafter,_Nevada Shafter]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shafter,_Nevada Shafter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shantytown,_Nevada Shantytown]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shantytown,_Nevada Shantytown]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Fork,_Nevada South Fork]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Fork,_Nevada South Fork]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Creek,_Nevada Spring Creek]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Creek,_Nevada Spring Creek]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_Springs,_Nevada Thousand Springs]
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*Thousand Springs
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscarora,_Nevada Tuscarora]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscarora,_Nevada Tuscarora]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Bridges,_Nevada Twin Bridges]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Bridges,_Nevada Twin Bridges]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome,_Nevada Welcome]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome,_Nevada Welcome]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells,_Nevada Wells]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Wendover,_Nevada West Wendover]
 
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Horse,_Nevada Wild Horse]</div>
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Horse,_Nevada Wild Horse]</div>
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackpot,_Nevada Jackpot]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamoille,_Nevada Lamoille]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montello,_Nevada Montello]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis,_Nevada Oasis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osino,_Nevada Osino]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owyhee Owyhee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Creek,_Nevada Spring Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur,_Nevada Arthur]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullion,_Nevada Bullion]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobre,_Nevada Cobre]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinner_Station,_Nevada Dinner Station]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter,_Nevada Hunter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis,_Nevada Metropolis]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patsville,_Nevada Patsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pequop,_Nevada Pequop]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jacinto,_Nevada San Jacinto]</div>
 
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====See also====
 
====See also====
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* Moor
 
* Moor
 
* Ola
 
* Ola
* Osino
 
 
* Pilot
 
* Pilot
 
* Point of Rocks
 
* Point of Rocks
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* Williams Cabin
 
* Williams Cabin
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
 
|organized=  March 5,  1869
 
|county seat= Elko
 
|parent county= [[St. Mary's County, Nevada Genealogy|St. Mary's]]
 
|variant spellings=
 
|county1= [[Box Elder County, Utah Genealogy|Box Elder (UT)]]
 
|county2= [[Cassia County, Idaho Genealogy|Cassia (ID)]]
 
|county3= [[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy|Eureka]]
 
|county4= [[Humboldt County, Nevada Genealogy|Humboldt]]
 
|county5= [[Lander County, Nevada Genealogy|Lander]]
 
|county6= [[Owyhee County, Idaho Genealogy|Owyhee (ID)]]
 
|county7= [[Tooele County, Utah Genealogy|Tooele (UT)]]
 
|county8= [[Twin Falls County, Idaho Genealogy|Twin Falls (ID)]]
 
|county9= [[White Pine County, Nevada Genealogy|White Pine]]</br><center>[[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
 
|county10=
 
|county courthouse= [[Image: Elko County Nevada Courthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
 
|county location in state= [[Image: Map Elko County, NV.png|185x185px]]
 
|adoption=
 
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<br>[[Image:South Fork Owyhee, Elko County, Nevada.jpg|thumb|ri200px|South Fork Owyhee, Elko County, Nevada.jpg]]
 
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
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*[https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=35&GScnty=1964&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvelko/ NVGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nv/elkoarc.htm NVGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/nv/elkoarc.htm FLGenWeb Archives]
 
  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/elkocem.html Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/elkocem.html Tombstone Project]
  
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1964 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Nevada/Elko-County?id=county_1964 Findagrave.com]
  
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nevada&county=Elko%20#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
  
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nevada-cemetery-records.htm Nevada Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nevada-cemetery-records.htm Nevada Cemetery Records]
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395907&reqParentsLabel=Elko%2C%20Nevada%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nevada Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nevada Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/NV/index.htm Interment.net] Nevada cemetery records by county.
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/NV/index.htm Interment.net] Nevada cemetery records by county.
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*{{RecordSearch|2579610|United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969}}- US Vol. 5 page 222 - Cobre Cemetery
  
 
=== Census Records===
 
=== Census Records===
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{{NV Census Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Census Intro|Elko}}
 
====State and Territory Census Records====
 
====State and Territory Census Records====
*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1850 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses.
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*'''1850''' {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1850 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses. - [[United States Census, 1850 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1860 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses.
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*'''1860''' {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1860 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses. - [[United States Census, 1860 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1860''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3560 Nevada, Compiled Census Index, 1860-1910] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index
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*'''1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3560 Nevada, Compiled Census Index, 1860-1910] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), index
*'''1862-1863''' - [http://www.nvgenweb.org/nvtax.txt 1862-1863 Nevada Territory Tax List] - Index
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*'''1862-1863''' [http://www.nvgenweb.org/nvtax.txt 1862-1863 Nevada Territory Tax List] - Index
*'''1875''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4873 Nevada State Census, 1875] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($), index
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*'''1875''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4873 Nevada State Census, 1875] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($), index
  
 
==== Federal Census Records ====
 
==== Federal Census Records ====
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{{NV Church Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Church Intro|Elko}}
  
'''LDS Ward and Branch Records
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'''''Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'''''
  
 
*Carlin
 
*Carlin
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*Montello – There is no Ward or Branch in Montello. Contact the Wells Ward.
 
*Montello – There is no Ward or Branch in Montello. Contact the Wells Ward.
 
*Ruby Valley
 
*Ruby Valley
*Wells
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*Wells - Located at 951 Lake Ave, Wells, NV 89835 (not a mailing address). Historical records are not kept at this location, nor does the local ward bishop have access to records of deceased individuals. Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the FamilySearch Catalog - Place Search for the appropriate town in {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko County}}.
 
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 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. (Historical ''records'' are not kept at this location, nor does the Bishop have access to records of deceased individuals.)
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395907&reqParentsLabel=Elko%2C%20Nevada%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''<br>
Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the FamilySearch Catalog - Place Search for the appropriate town in {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko County}}.
 
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
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=== Directories ===
 
=== Directories ===
 
{{NV Directories Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Directories Intro|Elko}}
'''Online Directories'''
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*'''1868-1869''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4741 Nevada Directory 1868-1869] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), index only, includes settlers of Nevada.
*'''1868-1869''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4741 Nevada Directory 1868-1869] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index only, includes settlers of Nevada<br>
 
  
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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=== Land and Property Records ===
 
=== Land and Property Records ===
 
{{NV Land Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Land Intro|Elko}}
 
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search], index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available.
''Online Land Records''
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*'''1796-1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website.
 
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*'''1863-1908''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($), index and images
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
 
 
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For more information see [[Nevada Land and Property]]
 
For more information see [[Nevada Land and Property]]
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''Online County Histories''<br>
 
''Online County Histories''<br>
*''The History of Development of Elko County.'' c1910. By Lulu Belle Hurley. Lake Grove, Reno, Nevada : n.p.  Online at:  [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE4111581 FamilySearch Books Online]; {{WorldCat|895180085|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.   
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*''The History of Development of Elko County.'' c1910. By Lulu Belle Hurley. Lake Grove, Reno, Nevada : n.p.  Online at:  [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/198311-the-history-of-development-of-elko-county?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]; {{WorldCat|895180085|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.   
*''History of Elko General Hospital : The Beginning and the End.'' By Howard Hickson.  Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007). Online at:  [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE80258 FamilySearch Books Online].  
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*''History of Elko General Hospital : The Beginning and the End.'' By Howard Hickson.  Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007). Available through:  [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2300145 FamilySearch Catalog].  
*''Hospital History.''  By George Manilla. Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007). Online at: [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE80258 FamilySearch Books Online].
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*''Hospital History.''  By George Manilla. Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007). Available through: [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2300145 FamilySearch Catalog].
 
*''Nevada Guide to Genealogical Records.'' c1998. By Diane E Greene. Baltimore, Md. : Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co. Online at: [https://books.google.com/books?id=gyBp5WU2NP4C&pg=PA111&lpg=PA111&dq=This+Land+Was+Ours:+An+In-Depth+Study+of+a+Frontier+Community&source=bl&ots=VfrE55YXcU&sig=Vd4EpJ6SCRxcqUJD8UQdpZyUgHQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwipz8Kz5d7UAhXllVQKHeLTD0oQ6AEIMTAC#v=onepage&q=This%20Land%20Was%20Ours%3A%20An%20In-Depth%20Study%20of%20a%20Frontier%20Community&f=false Google Books]; {{WorldCat|913503362|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
 
*''Nevada Guide to Genealogical Records.'' c1998. By Diane E Greene. Baltimore, Md. : Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co. Online at: [https://books.google.com/books?id=gyBp5WU2NP4C&pg=PA111&lpg=PA111&dq=This+Land+Was+Ours:+An+In-Depth+Study+of+a+Frontier+Community&source=bl&ots=VfrE55YXcU&sig=Vd4EpJ6SCRxcqUJD8UQdpZyUgHQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwipz8Kz5d7UAhXllVQKHeLTD0oQ6AEIMTAC#v=onepage&q=This%20Land%20Was%20Ours%3A%20An%20In-Depth%20Study%20of%20a%20Frontier%20Community&f=false Google Books]; {{WorldCat|913503362|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
*''Post-World War II Surgery in Elko.'' By Hugh S. Collett. Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007).  Online at: [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE80258 FamilySearch Books Online].
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*''Post-World War II Surgery in Elko.'' By Hugh S. Collett. Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007).  Available through: [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2300145 FamilySearch Catalog].
*''Reminiscences of Elko General Hospital.'' By Caesar Salicchi. Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007). Online at: [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE80258 FamilySearch Books Online].
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*''Reminiscences of Elko General Hospital.'' By Caesar Salicchi. Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007). Available through: [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2300145 FamilySearch Catalog].
  
 
Google Books has additional books about the history and people in [http://books.google.com/books?q=elko+county+nevada+history&btnG=Search+Books Elko County, Nevada]. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.
 
Google Books has additional books about the history and people in [http://books.google.com/books?q=elko+county+nevada+history&btnG=Search+Books Elko County, Nevada]. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.
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{{NV Maps Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Maps Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NV Elko County}}}}
 
{{NV Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NV Elko County}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395907&reqParentsLabel=Elko%2C%20Nevada%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
The Elko County [http://records.elkocountynv.net:1401/cgi-bin/diw200 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.
 
The Elko County [http://records.elkocountynv.net:1401/cgi-bin/diw200 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.
  
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=== Military Records ===
 
=== Military Records ===
 
{{NV Military Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Military Intro|Elko}}
 
==== Online Collections ====
 
 
These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Nevada Military Records|Nevada Military Records]].<br><br>
 
These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Nevada Military Records|Nevada Military Records]].<br><br>
 
''Civil War''<br>
 
''Civil War''<br>
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932420|Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932420|Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index- [[Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]<br>
*'''1863-1866''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3349 Nevada Civil War Volunteers, 1863-1866] ($) at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index<br>
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*'''1863-1866''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3349 Nevada Civil War Volunteers, 1863-1866] ($) at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index<br>
 
''World War I''<br>
 
''World War I''<br>
 
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/greatwar.html Nevada - Soldiers of the Great War]<br>
 
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/greatwar.html Nevada - Soldiers of the Great War]<br>
 
''World War II''<br>
 
''World War II''<br>
 
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/WWII.txt Nevada Casualties of World War II]<br>
 
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/WWII.txt Nevada Casualties of World War II]<br>
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2729393|Nevada, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Nevada, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
''Korea War''<br>
 
''Korea War''<br>
 
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/korhnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Korea]<br>
 
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/korhnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Korea]<br>
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
{{NV Naturalization Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Naturalization Intro|Elko}}
'''Online Naturalization Records'''
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*'''1956-1991''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60615 Nevada, Naturalization Petitions, 1956-1991] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index<br>
*'''1956-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60615 Nevada, Naturalization Petitions, 1956-1991] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index<br>
 
  
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
{{NV Newspapers Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Newspapers Intro|Elko}}
 
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nevada GenealogyBank] ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
''Nevada Newspapers Online''
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nevada/ Newspaper Archive] ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nevada GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America], contains images of some Nevada newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nevada/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind], search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Nevada newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
 
 
''Nevada Newspaper Catalogs''
 
''Nevada Newspaper Catalogs''
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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{{NV Obituaries Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Obituaries Intro|Elko}}
  
Many of the Elko County newspapers can be found on microfilm at the Elko County library in their entirety. The Elko library has microfilms of many different newspapers. Obituaries have been extracted from many of the Elko County newspapers. These obituaries have also been collected and put together on microfilm. These obituary collections can be accessed at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, on microfilm numbers [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/779942?availability=Family%20History%20Library 1598453] and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/779942?availability=Family%20History%20Library 1598454]. The extracted obituaries are pulled from the following locations: Jackpot, Jarbridge, Metropolis, Montello, Owyhee, Tuscarora, and Wells, all of Elko County. Any other obituary not found in these microfilms will have to be looked for in the microfilms held by the Elko County Library.
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Many of the Elko County newspapers can be found on microfilm at the Elko County library in their entirety. The Elko library has microfilms of many different newspapers. Obituaries have been extracted from many of the Elko County newspapers. These obituaries have also been collected and put together on microfilm. These obituary collections can be accessed at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, on microfilm numbers [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/779942 1598453] and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/779942 1598454]. The extracted obituaries are pulled from the following locations: Jackpot, Jarbridge, Metropolis, Montello, Owyhee, Tuscarora, and Wells, all of Elko County. Any other obituary not found in these microfilms will have to be looked for in the microfilms held by the Elko County Library.
  
 
=== Other Records ===
 
=== Other Records ===
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=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{NV Schools Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Schools Intro|Elko}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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=== Vital Records ===
 
=== Vital Records ===
 
{{NV Vital Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Vital Intro|Elko}}
 
Do a Place Search in the FamilySearch Catalog for {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Elko|subject|disp=Elko, Nevada}}. Check the list of records for {{FHL|747127|subject-id|disp=Vital records}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or order through Interlibrary Loan.
 
  
 
==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{NV Vital Records - Birth Intro|Elko}}
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{{NV Birth Intro|Elko}}
*'''1975 - 2012''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8998 Nevada Birth Index 1975-2012] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1871-1992''' {{RecordSearch|2053817|Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Nevada, County Birth and Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
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*'''1975-2012''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8998 Nevada Birth Index 1975-2012] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{NV Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Elko}}
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{{NV Marriage Intro|Elko}}
 
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*'''1809-2011''' [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]
*'''1809 - 2011''' [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]
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*'''1862-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1943751|Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Nevada County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1956 - 2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1956-2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
 
 
The Elko County on-line Marriage Record index begins with 1960. From 2000, the certificate can be viewed and/or printed.
 
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{NV Vital Records - Death Intro|Elko}}
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{{NV Death Intro|Elko}}
 
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*'''1871-1992''' {{RecordSearch|2053817|Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Nevada, County Birth and Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
{{NV Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Elko}}
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{{NV Divorce Intro|Elko}}
 
*'''1809 - 2011''' [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]
 
*'''1809 - 2011''' [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]
 
*'''1956 - 2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
 
*'''1956 - 2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
:*[[Elko Nevada East Family History Center]]
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*[[Elko Nevada East Family History Center]]
:*[[Elko Nevada West Family History Center]]
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*[[Elko Nevada West Family History Center]]
:*[[Wells Nevada Family History Center]]
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*[[Wells Nevada Family History Center]]
  
 
=== Libraries ===
 
=== Libraries ===
 
{{NV Libraries Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Libraries Intro|Elko}}
  
'''Carlin Branch Library'''<br>811 Main ST<br>Carlin, NV 89822<br>Telephone: 775 754-6766<br>[http://www.elkocountylibrary.org/carlinbranch.htm Website]<br><br>
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*'''Carlin Branch Library'''<br>811 Main ST<br>Carlin, NV 89822<br>Phone: 775 754-6766<br>[http://www.elkocountylibrary.org/contact/carlin-branch-library Website]
 
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*'''Elko County Library'''<br>720 Court St<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Phone: 775-756-6597<br>[http://www.elkocountylibrary.org/ Website]
'''Elko County Library'''<br>720 Court St<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Telephone: 775-756-6597<br>[https://local.yahoo.com/info-201232752-tuscarora-branch-library-elko?stx=tuscarora%20library&csz=Tuscarora,%20NV&fr=lsrp Website]<br><br>
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*'''Tuscarora Library'''<br>55 Weed St<br>Tuscarora, NV 89834<br>Phone: 775-756-6597<br>[https://search.yahoo.com/local/s;_ylt=AwrTccNNEQFZHlMAvrwnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEybjQ1Y3NzBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjM4ODZfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=tuscarora+library&addr=Tuscarora%2C+NV&loc=woeid%3A2508923&selectedId=130907343&fr=yhs-mozilla-004&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004 Website]
 
 
'''Tuscarora Library'''<br>55 Weed St<br>Tuscarora, NV 89834<br>Telephone: 775-756-6597<br>[https://search.yahoo.com/local/s;_ylt=AwrTccNNEQFZHlMAvrwnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEybjQ1Y3NzBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjM4ODZfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=tuscarora+library&addr=Tuscarora%2C+NV&loc=woeid%3A2508923&selectedId=130907343&fr=yhs-mozilla-004&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004 Website]<br><br>
 
  
 
=== Museums ===
 
=== Museums ===
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== Societies ==
 
== Societies ==
 
{{NV Societies Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Societies Intro|Elko}}
'''Elko Genealogical Society'''<br>3001 North Fifth Street<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Telephone 775-738-4565<br><br>
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*'''Elko Genealogical Society'''<br>3001 North Fifth Street<br>Elko, NV 89801<br>Phone: 775-738-4565
 
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*'''Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society'''<br>1515 Idaho St. <br>Elko, NV 89801 <br>Phone: 775-738-3418<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nvnengs/ Website]
'''Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society'''<br>1515 Idaho St. <br>Elko, NV 89801 <br>Telephone: 775-738-3418<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvnengs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Website]<br><br>
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*'''Western Shoshone Historical Society'''<br>1545 Silver Eagle <br>Elko, NV 89801-5021<br>Phone: 775-738-7070
 
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*'''Nevada State Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[https://www.facebook.com/Nevada-State-Genealogical-Society-211851739211347/ Facebook]
'''Western Shoshone Historical Society'''<br>1545 Silver Eagle <br>Elko, Nevada 89801-5021<br>775-738-7070<br><br>
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*'''Nevada Historical Society'''<br>1650 North Virginia Street<br>Reno, NV 89503<br>Phone: 775-688-1190<br>Fax: 775-688-2917<br>[http://nvdtca.org/historicalsociety/ Website]
 
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*'''Tri-State Genealogical Society'''<br>For Arizona, California, Nevada<br>PO Box 21902<br>Bullhead City, AZ 86439<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~azcanvtsgs/ Website]
'''Nevada State Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ Website]<br><br>
 
 
 
'''Nevada Historical Society'''<br>1650 North Virginia Street<br>Reno, NV 89503<br>Telephone: 775-688-1190<br>Fax: 775-688-2917<br>[http://nvdtca.org/historicalsociety/ Website]<br><br>
 
 
 
'''Tri-State Genealogical Society'''<br>ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA<br>PO Box 21902<br>Bullhead City, AZ 86439<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azcanvtsgs/ Website]<br><br>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
'''[http://www.raogk.org/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK)]'''
 
'''[https://www.facebook.com/groups/242592445768885/ Nevada Genealogy Network]'''
 
  
 
== Websites ==
 
== Websites ==
 
{{NV Websites Intro|Elko}}
 
{{NV Websites Intro|Elko}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/NVElko/  Elko County NVGenWeb]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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Guide to Elko County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Elko
Organized: March 5, 1869
Parent County(s): St. Mary's
Neighboring Counties
Box Elder (UT)  • Cassia (ID)  • Eureka  • Humboldt  • Lander  • Owyhee (ID)  • Tooele (UT)  • Twin Falls (ID)  • White Pine
See County Maps
Courthouse
Elko County Nevada Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map Elko County, NV.png
Adoption


South Fork Owyhee, Elko County

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was possibly named for the herds of elk once inhabiting the area.[1] It is located in the northeastern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Elko County Courthouse
571 Idaho Street, #204
Elko, NV 89801-3787
Phone: 775-738-4600
Elko County Website

County Clerk has marriage applications, divorce, probate and court records from 1876.
County Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records.[3]

Courthouse History

Elko County, Nevada Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1887 1876 1887 1876 1869 1876 1850
*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance year is unknown.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Alazon
  • Charleston
  • Clifside
  • Coin
  • Contact
  • Currie
  • Decoy
  • Deep Creek
  • Delaplain
  • Dolly Varden
  • Elburz
  • Fenelon
  • Henry
  • Hogan
  • Holborn
  • Loray
  • Melandco
  • Mizpah
  • Moleen
  • Moor
  • Ola
  • Pilot
  • Point of Rocks
  • Proctor
  • Rock House
  • Rowland
  • Ruby
  • Ruby Valley
  • Sage
  • San Jacinto
  • Scraper Springs
  • Shores
  • Silver Zone
  • Spruce
  • Sprucemont
  • Tecoma
  • Tonka
  • Tulasco
  • Tuscarora
  • Tyrol
  • Ventosa
  • Vivian
  • Wendover
  • Wilkins
  • Williams Cabin

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Elko County, Nevada online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in
Print
(Often
more complete
)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Nevada Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Elko county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 3,447
1880 5,716 65.8%
1890 4,794 −16.1%
1900 5,688 18.6%
1910 8,133 43.0%
1920 8,083 −0.6%
1930 9,960 23.2%
1940 10,912 9.6%
1950 11,654 6.8%
1960 12,011 3.1%
1970 13,958 16.2%
1980 17,269 23.7%
1990 33,530 94.2%
2000 45,291 35.1%
2010 48,818 7.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

The first enumeration for Nevada before it was a state in 1864, was in the 1850 Census in both New Mexico and Utah Territories, but the area had not been divided into counties. Those living there may be in the Utah 1851 Census. For 1860, Nevada was again enumerated in New Mexico and Utah Territories. [7] A partial state census exists for Nevada in 1862 and 1863 and a full state census exists for 1875. [8] See links listed below.

State and Territory Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Nevada starting in 1870. Although, those living in south-eastern Nevada in 1870 may be enumerated in Utah or Arizona because of disputed boundaries with Nevada.[9] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Nevada Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Carlin
  • Elko
  • Metropolis – There is no ward or branch in Metropolis. Contact the Wells ward.
  • Montello – There is no Ward or Branch in Montello. Contact the Wells Ward.
  • Ruby Valley
  • Wells - Located at 951 Lake Ave, Wells, NV 89835 (not a mailing address). Historical records are not kept at this location, nor does the local ward bishop have access to records of deceased individuals. Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the FamilySearch Catalog - Place Search for the appropriate town in Elko County.


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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, Elko – LAND AND PROPERTY


For more information see Nevada Land and Property

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

County histories may include biographies of early settlers and residents, church and school information, and local military regiments at the time of publication.

  • Elko County and Its Vast Mineral Wealth. c1998. By the Elko Chamber of Commerce. Salt Lake City, Utah : Genealogical Society of Utah. At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Midas, Nevada. By Alan H. Patera. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 1 (1992) - v. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 1992). FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Old Heart of Nevada: Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Elko County. c1998. By Shawn R. Hall. Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press. At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • This Land Was Ours: An In-Depth Study of a Frontier Community. c1973. By Edna B. Patterson. Springville, Utah : Art City Pub. At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Thomas Wellington Dove - Mining Engineer, and Tuscarora Revisited. c1998. By Charles Beardsley. Salt Lake City, Utah : Genealogical Society of Utah. At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Together In My Name: A Centennial Tribute to the Little Church of the Crossroads, Lamoille, Nevada. c1990. By Linda E. Stapley. Elko, Nevada : Linda E. Stapley. At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Utah People in the Nevada Desert: Homestead and Community on a Twentieth Century Farmers' Frontier. c1994. By Marshall E. Bowen. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press. At various libraries(WorldCat).

Online County Histories

  • The History of Development of Elko County. c1910. By Lulu Belle Hurley. Lake Grove, Reno, Nevada : n.p. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library; At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • History of Elko General Hospital : The Beginning and the End. By Howard Hickson. Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007). Available through: FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Hospital History. By George Manilla. Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007). Available through: FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Nevada Guide to Genealogical Records. c1998. By Diane E Greene. Baltimore, Md. : Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co. Online at: Google Books; At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Post-World War II Surgery in Elko. By Hugh S. Collett. Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007). Available through: FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Reminiscences of Elko General Hospital. By Caesar Salicchi. Journal Article: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society quarterly - 2007 - v. 2007, no. 1 (2007). Available through: FamilySearch Catalog.

Google Books has additional 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.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Owyhee CountyTwin Falls CountyBox Elder CountyTooele CountyWhite Pine CountyEureka CountyLander CountyHumboldt CountyNV ELKO.jpg
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


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[edit | edit source]

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

Military Records[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Nevada Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korea War

Vietnam War

Other Conflicts

For further information see Nevada Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see Nevada Newspapers.

Nevada Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Many of the Elko County newspapers can be found on microfilm at the Elko County library in their entirety. The Elko library has microfilms of many different newspapers. Obituaries have been extracted from many of the Elko County newspapers. These obituaries have also been collected and put together on microfilm. These obituary collections can be accessed at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, on microfilm numbers 1598453 and 1598454. The extracted obituaries are pulled from the following locations: Jackpot, Jarbridge, Metropolis, Montello, Owyhee, Tuscarora, and Wells, all of Elko County. Any other obituary not found in these microfilms will have to be looked for in the microfilms held by the Elko County Library.

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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).

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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 Department of Health and Human Services 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[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in {{{1}}} County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Nevada Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Elko County. For state-wide library facilities, see Nevada Archives and Libraries.

  • Carlin Branch Library
    811 Main ST
    Carlin, NV 89822
    Phone: 775 754-6766
    Website
  • Elko County Library
    720 Court St
    Elko, NV 89801
    Phone: 775-756-6597
    Website
  • Tuscarora Library
    55 Weed St
    Tuscarora, NV 89834
    Phone: 775-756-6597
    Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Elko County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Nevada Societies.

  • Elko Genealogical Society
    3001 North Fifth Street
    Elko, NV 89801
    Phone: 775-738-4565
  • Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society
    1515 Idaho St.
    Elko, NV 89801
    Phone: 775-738-3418
    Website
  • Western Shoshone Historical Society
    1545 Silver Eagle
    Elko, NV 89801-5021
    Phone: 775-738-7070
  • Nevada State Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 20666
    Reno, NV 89515-0666
    Facebook
  • Nevada Historical Society
    1650 North Virginia Street
    Reno, NV 89503
    Phone: 775-688-1190
    Fax: 775-688-2917
    Website
  • Tri-State Genealogical Society
    For Arizona, California, Nevada
    PO Box 21902
    Bullhead City, AZ 86439
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Elko County NVGenWeb. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Nevada Genealogy Network
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Elko County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/elko/ accessed 3/27/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Elko County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.
  3. 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.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elko County, Nevada. Page 442. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 428.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Elko County, Nevada," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elko_County%2C_Nevada accessed 13 March 2017.
  7. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 211.
  8. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 437. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 422. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  9. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 212.
  10. 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).
  11. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).