Douglas County, Nevada

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Revision as of 02:06, 14 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Douglas County

Guide to Douglas County Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Douglas County, Nevada
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 25, 1861
County Seat Minden
Courthouse
Address 1594 Esmeralda Ave Rm 105;
Minden, NV 89423-0218
Phone: 775.782.9014
Douglas County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1885*
1862*
1887*
1855
1887
1887
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

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 Douglas 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 Family History Library Catalog, land records for Nevada are listed in the Place Search under: NEVADA, Douglas – LAND AND PROPERTY

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Douglas 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.

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

Douglas County Courthouse
1594 Esmeralda Ave Rm 105;
Minden, NV 89423-0218
Phone: 775.782.9014

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records. [4]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
  • Douglas County Public Library
    1470 Albite Rd
    Gardnerville, NV 89410
    Telephone 775-266-2508

  • Douglas County Public Library
    1625 Library Ln
    Minden, NV 89423
    Telephone 775-782-9841
Museums
Societies
  • Carson Valley Historical Society
    Main St
    P. O. Box 165
    Genoa, Nevada 89411
    775-782-4235

Taxation

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 451 marriages from 11 Feb 1862 to 12 Jun 1919 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.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Places

Buckeye Glenbrook Lincoln Park Stateline
Centerville Holbrook Junction Minden Tahoe Village
Dresslerville Indian Hills Mottsville Topaz Lake
Edgewood Johnson Lane Round Hill Walleys Hot Springs
Gardnerville Kingsbury Sheridan Zephyr Cove
Genoa Lakeridge Skyland

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, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas County, Oregon page 442, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.