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The four largest religious groups in Nevada before 1900 were:
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Protestant Episcopal
- Roman Catholic
For a history of seven major denominations in Nevada, see:
- Loofbourow, Leon L. Loofbourow. Steeples among the Sage . . . (Oakland,California: Lake Park Press, 1964. FHL Collection book 979.3 K2L
The Family History Library has a few records for some Nevada churches. The largest collection of Nevada church records is for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses for help in locating their records:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
Early Nevada LDS ward and branch records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Find film numbers by searching the Family History Library Catalog, or by refering to:
- Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple records.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
50 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
Phone: (800) 406-1830
Phone: (801) 240-2785
Fax: (801) 240-1845
United Methodist Archives Center
Drew University Library
PO Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940-0127
Phone: (973) 408-3189
Fax: (973) 408-3909
The Nevada Historical Society
1650 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503-1799
Phone: (775) 688-1190
Fax: (775) 688-2917
(They have the records for the Nevada Diocese from 1862 to 1969.)
To learn more about the records of the Protestant Episcopal Church, see:
- Inventory of the Church Archives of Nevada, Protestant Episcopal Church (Reno, Nevada: Historical Records Survey, 1941. FHL Collection book 979.3 K2he; film 1036524 item 2; fiche 6051184
Diocese of Las Vegas
336 Cathedral Way
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 735-3500
Fax: (702) 735-8941
P.O. Box 18316
Reno, NV 89114-8316
Diocese of Reno
290 S. Arlington
Reno, NV 89501-1713
Archives Phone: (775) 326-9440
Fax (775) 348-8619
To learn more about the records of the Catholic Church, see:
- Inventory of the Church Archives of Nevada: Roman Catholic Church (Reno, Nevada: Historical Records Survey, 1939. FHL Collection book 979.3 K2hc; film 1036527 item 7; fiche 6051185
- ↑ Sydney E. Ahlstrom, A Religious History of the American People (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972). FHL Book 973 K2ah.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America, Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.
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