Humboldt Room

The Humboldt Room is located on the second floor of the Eureka Main Library. Here you will find a unique collection of documents and materials of local significance.

In addition to other genealogy and local history resources, collections and services include:

  • California Indian Collection
  • CCTV Magnifier
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census and Tax Rolls
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Historical Maps
  • Humboldtiana  (memorabilia, including select books by local authors)
  • Inventory of Historical Homes from the Eureka Heritage Society
  • Lectures on Topics in Local History Each Month, in Cooperation with the Humboldt County Historical Society
  • Local History Research Service (see below)
  • Obituary Search Service (see below)
  • Steenfott Photographs and Shades of Humboldt Historical Photographs
  • Susie Baker Fountain Papers, a Chronicle and Clippings File Covering Local History, and Full Index.

Obituary Search Service

If you are searching for an obituary that may have been published in a local newspaper, and you do not live in Humboldt County, you may request an obituary search by mail.  This service costs ten dollars.  For more information, view our Obituary Search Request Form.  Humboldt County Residents can get free help in finding an obituary by visiting the Main Library Reference Desk.

Local History Search Service

If you need local historical facts but are not a resident of Humboldt County, you may use this service to have local library research done on your behalf. There is a ten dollar fee for each specific information request.  Use the Local History Search Request Form. Requests will be searched in the order received. If you are in Humboldt County, Reference Librarians and Humboldt Room Docents will be happy to assist you in finding information here in the library at no cost.  Just stop by the information desk.