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

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Lincoln County, Nevada
Map
Map of Nevada highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Nevada
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 26, 1866
County Seat Pioche
Courthouse
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Address
181 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5390
Lincoln County Website

Contents

Historical Facts

Historical Timeline

  • Up until 1821 - New Spain controlled land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1821 until 1846 - Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1846 to 1863 - New Mexico Territory included land that later would become Arizona and southern Nevada.
  • In 1852 - New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona and southern Nevada. Part of present-day Lincoln County, Nevada was once part of Taos County of New Mexico.[2] [3] There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1863 may have been sent to the Taos County courthouse in New Mexico.
  • 29 December 1863Arizona's three judicial districts were established by the Arizona Territory Organic Act from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[4] All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.
  • By November 1864Mohave County was created by the Arizona legislature as an original county from parts of the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts. A part of the 3rd Judicial District Arizona eventually became part of Lincoln County, Nevada.[4] Some records from 1863 to 1871 may have been sent to the Mohave County, Arizona offices.
  • 22 December 1865Pah-Ute County was created by Arizona from part of Mohave County.[5] Some records from 1865 to 1871 may have been sent to the Pah-Ute County offices. When part of Pah-Ute County was given to Nevada those records were probably transferred to either Mohave County, Arizona, or to Lincoln or Nye counties in Nevada.
  • 18 January 1867Pah-Ute County, and Mohave County, Arizona Territory west of the Colorado River and west of 114° west longitude were given to Nevada by the U.S. Congress. This area became the southern part of Lincoln, and Nye counties, and eventually Clark County, in Nevada.[5] In 1871, after many petitions Arizona ceased to claim this land.

Boundary Changes

Lincoln County boundaries were modified on three other occasions. In 1867, a portion of the western edge of Lincoln County was ceded to Nye County. In 1875, the northern boundary was adjusted following the acquisition of the northeast corner of Nye County. But the largest boundary adjustment occurred in the year 1909, when Lincoln County was split in half and Clark County was formed from the southern half.

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

  • Find A Grave.com has burial information for the following Lincoln County cemeteries: Alamo, Barclay, Bullionville, Caliente City, Castle Family, Conway Veterans Memeorial, Davidson Family, Delmar Catholic, Delmar Helene, Hackett Family, Hiko Area, Hiko, Panaca Memorial Park, Pioche Boot Hill, Pioche Catholic, Pioche Masonic, Pioche Public, Rachel, Richardville, Schofield, Spring Valley, and Woodworth.

  • BillionGraves has photos, transcriptions, and Google maps of the following cemeteries: Saint Laurence Catholic Cemetery
Lincoln County Cemeteries
Alamo Cemetery
Alamo, Nevada 89001
Barclay Cemetery
Boot Hill Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Bullionville Cemetery
Highway 93
Caliente City Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Caliente, Nevada 89008
Conways Veteran Memorial Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Caliente, Nevada 89008
Delmar Catholic Cemetery
Delmar, Nevada
Delmar-Helene Cemetery
Fay Cemetery
Deer Lodge Canyon
Hackett Cemetery
Deer Lodge Canyon
Hiko
Hollinger-Hammond Cemetery
Ursine, Nevada
I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Caliente, Nevada 89008
I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Panaca Memorial Cemetery
Panaca, Nevada
Pioche Masonic Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Pioche Public Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Rachel Cemetery
Rachel, Nevada
Richardville Cemetery
Richardville, Nevada
Schofield Cemetery
Nevada State Route 318
Hiko, Nevada 89017
Spring Valley Cemetery
Stateline Canyon, Nevada
St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Ursine Cemetery
Ursine, Nevada
Woodworth Cemetery

Census

Transcriptions of many Lincoln County federal census records are available online as part of The USGenWeb Project. Click on the links below to search a particular census.

1870 Census | 1880 Census | 1880 Mortality Schedules | 1890 Special Census | 1900 Census | 1900 Indian Census

FamilySearch Record Search

For more information about Nevada census records, see the Nevada Census records page available on the FamilySearch Wiki.

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Alamo
  • Caliente
  • Panaca
  • Pioche

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

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Lincoln County Courthouse
Recorder/Auditor
181 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5495
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm; Closed on legal holidays

Record Highlights: Real estate deeds, mortgages, mining deeds and notices, maps, and early vital records (births, marriages, and deaths). Note, only births and deaths prior to 1911 are accessible to the public. Researchers can also access bound volumes of early Lincoln County newspapers, such as the Pioche Daily Record, 1872-1876.

On-site researchers can obtain photocopies of documents from the recorder's office. Photocopying cost have been set at $1.00 per page. Researchers are also allowed to take digital photographs of documents, however, a $1.00 fee is assessed for each photograph taken.

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Newspapers

  • The Lincoln County Record is the official newspaper of Lincoln County. It is published weekly every Thursday. The paper's roots trace back to the early 1870s. Over the course of its history, the paper has been known by several titles: The Ely Record,1870-1872; Pioche Daily Record, 1872-1876; Pioche Weekly Record, 1877-1900; Lincoln County Record, 1900-1905; Pioche Weekly Record, 1906-1908; Pioche Daily Record, 1908-1925; Lincoln County Record, 1925-1932; Pioche Record, 1932-1968; and since 1968, the newspaper has been titled the Lincoln County Record.

Obituaries

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Lincoln County Courthouse
181 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
775-962-5390
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1873 [1]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
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  • Caliente Branch Library
    100 Depot Avenue
    Caliente, Nevada 89008
    Phone: 775-726-3104
  • Alamo Branch Library
    100 South First West
    Alamo, Nevada 89001
    Phone: 775-725-3343
  • Lincoln County Library
    63 Main Street
    Pioche, Nevada 89043
    Phone: 775-962-5244
    Hours: M,T,Th 10am-3pm; W 1pm-6pm
Museums
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  • Lincoln County Historical Museum
    69 Main Street
    Pioche, Nevada 89043
    Phone: 775-962-5207
    Hours: Daily 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm; Closed major holidays
    Admission: Free

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  • Million Dollar Courthouse
    25 Lacour Street
    Pioche, Nevada 89043
    Phone: 775-962-5182
    Hours: Open April to October 10am-4pm
    Admission: Free
Record highlights: The museum houses several early original record volumes including tax records, license books, school ledgers, deed indexes, and more. Of particular interest is the grantor/grantee index to Lincoln County Deeds, 1871-1873.
For a brief history of the "Million Dollar Courthouse," see the Lincoln County Courthouse entry found in the Online Nevada Encyclopedia.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

Places

  • Ghost Towns: Acoma | Angle City | Atlanta | Barclay | Big Trees | Boyd | Bristol Well | Brown | Bullionville | Carp | Caselton | Cold Spring | Crestline | Crossroads | Crystal Springs | Delmar | Eberhardt | Eccles | Elgin | Etna | Fay | Flat Nose | Galt | Groom Lake | Helene | Horseshoe Bend | Hoya | Indian Cove | Islen | Jackrabbit | Joseco | Kyle | Logan City | Mendha | Mud Springs | Ninemile Rocks | Pony Springs | Prince | Rose Valley | Rox | Stine | Strawberry Hill | Sundown | Tempiute

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sam P. Davis, editor, The History of Nevada, vol. 1 (Reno, Nevada: Elms Publishing Co., 1913), 212-13.
  2. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  3. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).
  6. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).