Humboldt County

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Humboldt County Recorder


History: Formed 1853 from Trinity county.
County Seat=Eureka

Communities in Humboldt County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Alderpoint, Alton, Arcata, Bayside, Bayview, Benbow, Big Lagoon, Blocksburg, Blue Lake, Briceland, Bridgeville, Carlotta, Cooks Valley, Cutten, Dinsmore, Dyerville, Elk River, Englewood, Eureka, Fairhaven, Fernbridge, Ferndale, Fieldbrook, Fields Landing, Fort Seward, Fortuna, Freshwater, Freshwater Corners, Fruitland, Garberville, Glendale, Holmes, Honeydew, Hoopa, Humboldt Hill, Hydesville, Indianola, Johnsons, King Salmon, Kneeland, Korbel, Loleta, Manila, Maple Creek, McKinleyville, Miranda, Moonstone, Moonstone, Myers Flat, Myrtletown, Orick, Orleans, Patricks Point, Pepperwood, Petrolia, Phillipsville, Pine Hill, Pine Hills, Port Kenyon, Redcrest, Redway, Ridgewood Heights, Rio Dell, Riverside Park, Rohnerville, Rosewood, Samoa, Scotia, Shelter Cove, Shively, Stafford, Sunny Brae, Trinidad, Weitchpec, Weott, Westhaven, Westhaven, Whitethorn, and Willow Creek.

There are also eight Indian reservations in Humboldt County:, Big Lagoon Rancheria, Blue Lake Rancheria, Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, Karuk Indian Reservation (partly in Siskiyou County), Rohnerville Rancheria, Table Bluff Rancheria, Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, and Yurok Indian Reservation (partly in Del Norte County).

Newspapers: Wedding and anniversary announcements among other great genealogy clues, newspapers are often be the best way to find out where a marriage took place. The Library of Congress (free access) has archived 18 newspapers in Humboldt County for these areas: Alton, Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Garberville, Hoopa, Hydesville, McKinleyville, Orleans, Redway, Rio Dell, Rohnerville, San Francisco, Springville, Trinidad, Willow Creek.

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