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Statewide registration of deaths began in 1911 in Nevada.

Next Step: When did the death occur?

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Deaths before 1911

  • Statewide registration of deaths began in 1911 in Nevada. Some Nevada counties have death records beginning in 1887, and was generally complied with by 1911.
  • The Nevada State Library and Archives has a partial list of birth records in Washoe County for 1887 to 1911 and Lander County birth and death records for 1887 to 1910.
  • Before 1887, no deaths were recorded by the county or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s death date and place.
  Records that give death information:
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Probate (wills, etc)
Tax Records
Church Records
Census
Bible Records

For deaths that exist during the time period, try the following databases. Try each link.

Nevada Deaths Databases - Includes Index and Digital Images

Try 1st:


Nevada, County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992

Free at FamilySearch.org: Images of county birth and death registers and certificates acquired from county courthouses.

This collection does not include Carson, Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Pershing and Washoe counties.

Try 2nd:


Ancestry.com Nevada Birth, Marriage, and Death Records Free at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries; Find your local FamilySearch Center miscellaneous Nevada birth, marriage, and death records
Can't find your ancestor in the online index? Tips for searching online indexes
No death record for your ancestor? Other records with death information

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Deaths after 1911

PART A: You know the exact date of death

With an exact date (from your records), you can order a copy of the death record for a fee from the following locations:

To Order Death Certificates
From County of Death From NV Dept. of Health State office
Pros Cons Pros Cons
May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state County websites can be more difficult to use Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee May be more expensive than ordering from the county

Office of Vital Records
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Telephone: 775-684-4242
Fax: 775-684-4156

See list of restrictions for ordering death records

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


PART B: You don't know the exact date of death

Try:
Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
1936 to present at Genealogy Bank Free; most current version; few records before 1962; gives place where the last benefit was sent
Or try:
Order a 3 year search from NV Dept. of Health Office ($); Follow instructions to order a death certificate
Don't want to order the death record? Search other records with death information
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Restrictions for Obtaining Death Records

Restrictions for persons who died within the last 50 years:
To obtain a copy of the death certificate for those who died within the last 50 years, you must be:

  • The parent or grandparent of the person on the certificate
  • The spouse of the person on the certificate
  • The child or grandchild of the person on the certificate
  • The sibling of the person on the certificate
  • Funeral director
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the death record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 50 years have passed from the date of the death.

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

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