This county is up for adoption! Do you feel the calling of wanting to volunteer your time? Contact the State Coordinator!
Please take a moment to check things out 'cause after all, the links you find here as well as the data others before me have collected is for YOU!
Who are you? You are someone wanting to research in Humboldt County Nevada so hopefully, this site will prove a help! But if there is something missing that you KNOW exists, let me know!
- About Humboldt County, Nevada
Humboldt County is Nevada's oldest county, created by the Utah Territorial Legislature in 1856. It was also one of Nevada's original nine (9) counties created in 1861. 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.
- About USGenWeb Project
- In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The
idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In
addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county,
they could be located in the index.
At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Required elements of a county page included offering queries and lookups.
This project became known as KyGenWeb.
Within just a few months, most of the Kentucky counties had a volunteer coordinator, and it was decided to expand the project to include the other states... and USGenWeb was born, and a short time later WorldGenWeb.
Today, over twelve years later, it is easier than ever to research your family while sitting at your computer at home.