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  • Consolidated Municipality of
    Carson City, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 12, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Ormsby County which was a county of Nevada from 1861 until 1969.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1969
    County Seat:  Carson City, Nevada

    County history - Consolidated Municipality of Carson City is named in honor of the Carson River, named in turn for Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson (December 24, 1809  May 23, 1868) was an American frontiersman and Indian fighter. Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 and became a mountain man and trapper in the West. Carson explored the west to California, and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. He was hired by John C. Fremont as a guide, and led 'the Pathfinder' through much of California, Oregon and the Great Basin area. He achieved national fame through Fremont's accounts of his expeditions. He became the hero of many dime novels.



    Carson City Courthouse

    Capitol history - after its 1870 construction, Nevada's capitol building stood a lonely vigil in the center of  Carson City, now an Independent city, located within Douglas county). Now, more than 130 years later, the building is still used, standing as a testament to the foresight of Nevada's founding fathers.

    Nevada State Capitol

    GHLL Consolidated Municipality of Carson City Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Carson City County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Carson City, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Carson City Historical Society / Carson City, NV)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - CarsonCity County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Carson City Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Clerk-Recorder's Office, Carson City Courthouse, 885 East Musser Street, Suite 1025, Carson City, Nevada 89701.
               Note:  The birth and death records that are listed on our website are not a complete or accurate list. If you cannot find
               a record in our office, contact the Nevada State Department of Vital Statistics
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Washoe County (North, Storey County (Northeast), Lyon county (East), Douglas
                County
    (South), Placer County, California (West).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are linked.

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Churchill County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 21, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of the western lands of the Utah Territory [original county, 1861].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1864
    County Seat:  Fallon, Nevada

    County history - Churchill County is named in honor of Mexican-American War hero brevet Brigadier General Sylvester Churchill.

    Churchill Courthouse
    GHLL Churchill County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Churchill County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Churchill County Historical Society
          553 South Maine
          Fallon, Nevada 89406

    5. US/NVGenWeb site - Churchill County Archives
    6. US/NVGenWeb - Churchill County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Churchill County Recorder, 155 N Taylor, Ste 131, Fallon, NV 89406-2748.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lyon County (west), Washoe County (northwest), Pershing County (north),
             Lander County (east), Nye County (southeast), Mineral County (south).

        Churchill County Museum and Archives - "The Best Little Museum on Highway 50,
             America's Loneliest Road"
        Churchill County Nevada - Court Records Directory

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        Report Form, for Churchill county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Clark County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 6, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County.
    Established:  05-Feb-1909
    County Seat:  Las Vegas, Nevada

    County history - Clark County is named in honor of philanthropist and Montana Senator William Andrews Clark (1839-1925), and the builder of the railroad line through the area. Six years after Nevada became a state, a final survey confirmed that the southern tip of the then Arizona Territory including Moapa Valley was within Lincoln County, Nevada.

    Clark Courthouse
    GHLL Clark County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Clark County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Clark County Genealogical Society / Las Vegas, NV)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Boulder City / Hoover Dam Museum / Boulder City, NV)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Goodsprings Historical Society / Goodsprings, NV)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies / Las Vegas, NV)
    9. US/NVGenWeb site - Clark County Archives
    10. US/NVGenWeb - Clark County Genealogy & History
    11. Clark County Vital Records - Southern Nevada Health District, P.O. Box 3902, 625 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89127.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lincoln County (north), Nye County (west), Inyo County, California (southwest),
             San Bernardino County, California (south), Mohave County, Arizona (east).

        Migrations - Clark County

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    Census Information:
        1910 Census(T) - Federal Census Clark County, Nevada (ED5, 6, 7, 8)

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Douglas County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 24, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Nevada Territory lands [original county].
    Established:  25-Nov-1861
    County Seat:  Minden, Nevada

    County history - Douglas County is named in honor of Stephen A. Douglas, famous for his 1860 Presidential campaign and debates with Abraham Lincoln.
             The Douglas County Courthouse was built in 1916 when the county seat moved from Genoa to Minden.

    Douglas Courthouse
    GHLL Douglas County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Douglas County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Douglas County Historical Society / Gardnerville, NV)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - Douglas County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Douglas County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Douglas County Clerk, P.O. Box 218, Minden, NV 89423.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Carson City, an Independent city (north), Lyon County (east), Mono County, California
             (southeast), Alpine County, California (south), El Dorado County, California (west),
             Placer County, California (northwest).

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Elko County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 11, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Lander County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1869
    County Seat:  Elko, Nevada

    County history - Elko County is named, using a Shoshoni [Indian] word, meaning "white woman". It is said, among the very old Shoshoni, that this is where they first saw a white woman.

    Elko Courthouse
    GHLL Elko County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Elko County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society / Elko, NV)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Northeastern Nevada Museum / Elko, NV)
    7. US/NVGenWeb site - Elko County Archives
    8. US/NVGenWeb - Elko County Genealogy & History
    9. Elko County Vital Records - Elko County Recorder's Office, Attn. County Clerk Annex, 3rd floor, 571 Idaho St, Rm 103, Elko, NV 89801.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Owyhee County, Idaho (North), Cassia County, Idaho and Twin Falls County, Idaho
             (Northeast), Tooele County, Utah and Box Elder County, Utah (East), White Pine County
             (South), Lander County and Eureka County (Southwest), Humboldt County (West).

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    Census Information:
        Elko County - 1890 Census

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Esmeralda County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 23, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of (then) Utah territorial lands [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1861
    County Seat:  Goldfield, Nevada

    County history - Esmeralda County is named for the Esmeralda Mining District, which was named by an early Nevada miner, J. M. Corey. It is believed that Corey named the district after the gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, from Victor Hugo's novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
             Esmeralda County has had three county seats: Aurora until 1883, Hawthorne from 1883 to 1907 and finally Goldfield. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) wrote about his time as a miner in the Esmeralda District in his book, Roughing It.



    Esmeralda Courthouse
    GHLL Esmeralda County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Esmeralda County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Esmeralda County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Goldfield Historical Society / Goldfield, NV)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - Esmeralda County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Esmeralda County Genealogy & History
    8. Esmeralda County Vital Records - Esmeralda County Auditor/Recorder, P.O. Box 458, Goldfield, NV 89013.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Mineral County (northwest), Nye County (east and north), Inyo County, California
             (south), Mono County, California (west).

        Esmeralda County - located halfway between Reno and Las Vegas, is the home to many
             mining communities and ghost towns.
        Goldfield, Esmeralda County - business directory, (names A-E), (Names F-K), (Names L-Q),
             (Names R-Z).

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        Esmeralda County Repository Oversight Program - goals are to provide oversight of the proposed Yucca Mountain
             High Level Waste Repository 90 miles north of Las Vegas.

    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Esmeralda County Mortality Schedule (Text: 1 page).
        1883 Census (T) - Federal Census, Esmeralda County Pensioners Schedule (Text: 1 page).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Eureka County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 11, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Lander County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Eureka, Nevada

    County history - Eureka County is named using the Greek word, "heurka" I have found, from heuriskein to find; from the exclamation attributed to Archimedes on discovering a method for determining the purity of gold and used to express triumph on a discovery, which means "I found it". The name had been previously used for locales in California.

    Eureka Courthouse
    GHLL Eureka County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Eureka County AHGP/ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Eureka County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - Eureka County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Eureka County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Eureka County Recorder/Auditor, P.O. Box 556, Eureka, NV 89316.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Elko County (north, northeast), White Pine County (east), Nye County (south), Lander
                County
    (west).

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Humboldt County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 1, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Utah Territory [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1861
    County Seat:  Winnemucca, Nevada

    County history - Humboldt County is named for the Humboldt River which John C. Fremont named after Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt, a German naturalist, traveler and statesman.
             Unionville was the first county seat in 1861 until the mining boom died there and it was moved to Winnemucca on the transcontinental railroad line in 1873.

    Humboldt Courthouse
    GHLL Humboldt County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Humboldt County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Humboldt County Library (Winnemucca, NV)
          Humboldt County Genealogical Society
          Humboldt County Library
          85 East Fifth Street
          Winnemucca, NV 89445

    6. US/NVGenWeb site - Humboldt County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Humboldt County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Humboldt County Recorder's Office, 25 West Fourth St., Winnemucca, NV 89445.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Elko County (east), Lander County (southeast), Pershing County (south), Washoe
                County
    (west), Harney County, Oregon (north), Malheur County, Oregon (north),
             Owyhee County, Idaho (northeast).

        1862 History - Humboldt County, [From J. Wells Kelly, First Directory of Nevada Territory
             (1862)], The Nevada Observer.

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