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Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.

Online

The following websites have some cemetery listings for Nevada State.
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Sites may be incomplete. They may not list all cemeteries in a county and may not include all burials in a cemetery.

  • Findagrave.com Search for names At Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images
    • List of cemeteries statewide for cemeteries in their database.
      • 1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click Search. (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
        • Tip: To switch to a different county, click Cemetery Lookup under Actions at the left.
      • When you have a list, click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

Statewide Collections

There is no major statewide collection or index of cemetery transcripts available at present. The Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1903, Elko, Nevada 89801, is currently compiling cemetery records and will do look-ups. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains inscriptions from some Nevada cemeteries (see Nevada Genealogy). The Nevada Historical Society and several county libraries have collected mortuary records that date back to the 1870's.

Family History Library Collection

Contains a list of cemetery names and addresses for each county in Nevada


Contains cemetery listings for most of southern Nevada.

Periodicals

Several Nevada Periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Nevada cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI).


 

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