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Guide to Storey County, Nevada ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


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Storey County, Nevada
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 25, 1861
County Seat Virginia City
Courthouse
Address PO Box D
Virginia City, NV 89440-0139
Phone: 755.847.0969
Storey County Website

Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1887*
1862*
1887*
1859
1886
1861
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent County: created 25 November 1861 as an original county
  • County Seat: Virginia City [1]
  • Neighboring Counties: Lyon | Washoe

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Nevada Church Records.


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Storey County, Nevada. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Nevada Local Histories.

Land and Property

The county recorder's office keeps land records once the land was transferred to private ownership. Abstracts and indexes for these records are generally available at the county courthouse.

In the FamilySearch Catalog, land records for Nevada are listed in the Place Search under: NEVADA, Storey – LAND AND PROPERTY


Maps

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Storey County, Nevada for emigrant settlers included:

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno newspapers going back to 1870. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Storey County, Nevada newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. They may include the decedent’s date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, etc. See Nevada Probate Records for additional information.


Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Storey County Courthouse
PO Box D;
Virginia City, NV 89440-0139
755.847.0969

County Recorder has birth, marriage, and death records from 1875 and land records. County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1861 and probate records from 1875. [5]

Family History Centers
Libraries
  • Storey County Public Library
    95 South R ST
    Virginia City, NV 89440
    775-847-0956
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Nevada tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records. Most tax records can be obtained from the county treasurer or assessor. For more information, see the wiki page Nevada Taxation. The Family History Library does not have copies of Nevada tax records (as of June 2013).


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most Nevada original records can be purchased from the Nevada State Health Division or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Nevada Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Birth
Marriage

Over 3,980 marriages from 24 Feb 1862 to 12 Sep 1936 are listed in the Western States Marriage Index.

Death

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog

Places

Clark Gilpin Lockwood
Divide Gold Hill Virginia City

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 2 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Storey County, Oregon page 443, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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