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Statewide registration of births began in 1911 in Nevada.

Next Step: When did the birth occur?

Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's birth record:

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Births before 1887

Before 1887, no births were recorded by the county or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

  Records that give birth information:
Death Records
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Bible Records
Church Records
Census
Military Records
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Births from 1887 thru 1910

In 1887, some Nevada counties began recording births. If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in other records.

Find Birth Information  

For births that exist during the time period, try the following database:

Nevada Births Database - Includes Digital Image Only
Nevada Births, 1871-1992 Free images at Family Search; no index; browse images by county; incomplete
Can't find your ancestor in the index? Tips for searching indexes
No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information

Obtain the Record

With approximate birth years and places, you can locate birth records at the county recorder's office for the appropriate county or on microfilm through the Nevada State Library and Archives (some counties have been digitized) and the Family History Library (search the Catalog for NEVADA [COUNTY] VITAL RECORDS).


There are no restrictions on these records.

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Births after 1911

Statewide registration of births began in 1911 in Nevada. Currently, there are no complete online indexes to Nevada births from 1911 to the present.

Find Birth Information

For births that exist during the time period, try the following database: 

Nevada Births Database - Includes Digital Image Only     
  Nevada Births, 1871-1992  Free images at Family Search; no index; browse images by county; incomplete
Can't find your ancestor in the index?  Tips for searching indexes   
No birth record for your ancestor?  Other records with birth information   

Obtain the Certificate

With full names, dates and places of an event, you can order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from the Nevada State Health Division or VitalChek.


Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • An immediate family member
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.

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