Humboldt County California

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This Site will be a collection of Obituaries and Vital Records

"Side Notes"


I have access to Genealogy Bank and
I am happy to do lookups.
Please include name of interest and time frame.

 Humboldt Beacon: 2006 > Current 

Eureka Times-Standard: 2001 > Current

Obit Contributions


Family Search has thousands of obits indexed from Gen Bank.
I will do lookups: Martha


In case you get bored...




Page Updated: 15 March 2017

Online Continuously Since 1996
Obituaries 1854 - 1899
Compiled by: Marilyn Keach Milota

Humboldt County Genealogical Society
California, August 1997

[Explanation below was copied from the beginning of the Book]

The Index for the above book can be found here:

These obituaries and death notices were compiled mostly from the newspapers listed below which were printed in Humboldt County.  These newspapers are available in the reference department on microfilm located in the Humboldt County Library, Eureka, California.

If only the month item appeared is noted, try looking some time after the date of death.  Items concerning a person's death may also appear in other newspapers than those noted.

The abbreviation for the newspaper or newspapers in which the item appeared is as follows along with the earliest available date of the newspaper on microfilm.

  • AU = Arcata Union, Published at Arcata, 1886

  • DS = Daily Humboldt Standard, Published at Eureka, April 1876

  • DT = Daily Humboldt Times, Published at Eureka, January 1874

  • ET = Eureka Telephone, Published at Eureka, December 1881

  • FE = Ferndale Enterprise, Published at Ferndale, May 1878

  • WT = Weekly Humboldt Times, Published at Eureka, September 1854

  • This is a great resource, Alpha letters A > L have been scanned and added to this Site. If there is someone willing to scan the rest of the obits for this page, the book is located in the SLC FHL.

The files can be found in the following directories below and are named according to Alpha Letter and Page Number [ie: File-A-002 = Page 2]

Files: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K & L

Humboldt County Vital Records

Birth Records: Family Search
Miscellaneous Marriages: Searchable pdf
[Southern Humboldt Roots & Trails - Vol III, #1 - Jan 1987]
Misc Marriage Records: 1864-1911
The USGW Archives has Vital Records for Humboldt County [Marriages]
Early Vital Records: Redwood Genealogical Society
Family Search: Death Records from over 25 Counties and States

Vital Data can be found on
Passenger Lists, Military Records, Naturalization Data, Cemetery & Coroner Files, Ship Manifests, Border Crossings, to name a few.

"The Fine Print"
The CAGW Administrative Team:
Humboldt County Coordinator

State Coordinator: Elizabeth Bullard

All materials, images, sounds and data contained herein can be copied or down loaded for purposes of personal research only. Should the Humboldt County Coordinator resign, all future contributions may be returned upon request.

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