Nevada, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
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The dates covered by this collection are 1861 to 1960.
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The collection consists of images of county marriages from the following counties:  
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The collection consists of images of county marriages for the years 1862 to 1993 from the following counties:  
  
 
*Carson City  
 
*Carson City  
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*Lincoln  
 
*Lincoln  
 
*Lyon  
 
*Lyon  
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*Mineral
 
*Nye  
 
*Nye  
 
*Pershing  
 
*Pershing  
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*White Pine
 
*White Pine
  
This collection does not include marriages from Churchill and Washoe counties.  
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This collection does not include marriages from Churchill and Washoe counties. Coverage varies between counties.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1943751/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
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[[Nevada, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px">
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Image:Nevada,County Marriages DGS 5188309 1058.jpg|County Marriage Record
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Genealogical facts usually found in the marriage records include the following:  
 
Genealogical facts usually found in the marriage records include the following:  
  
*Name of the groom
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*Date and place of marriage
*Name of the bride, often including the maiden name of the bride
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*Groom's name, age, race and birth place
*Names of the officiator and witnesses
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*Bride's name, age, race and birth place
*Names of the parents or guardians of the bride and groom
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*Groom's place of residence
*Date of the marriage
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*Bride's place of residence
*Birthplaces of the bride and groom
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*Names of parents
*Residences of the bride and groom
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*Name of officiator at marriage ceremony
*Age and races of the bride and groom
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*Names of witnesses
*Marital status of the bride and groom
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
  
*The county where the marriage occurred
 
 
*The name of the person at the time of marriage  
 
*The name of the person at the time of marriage  
*The approximate marriage date
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*Other identifying information such as
*The marriage place
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*The name of the intended spouse
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==== Select a County  ====
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:The approximate marriage date
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:The county where the marriage took place
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:The name of the intended spouse
  
From the Record Description list select the county where your ancestors were married.  
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection: <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the "County" <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type, Year Range, Volume Number/Letter" which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
==== Using the Information  ====
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
  
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
 
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.  
 
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.  
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  
==== Additional Help Locating Your Ancestor  ====
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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==== General Information About These Records ====
 
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== Record History ==
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Marriages were recorded by the clerk of the district court for each county from the time the county was formed. Persons desiring to marry obtained a license that they presented to the minister or other person authorized to marry, such as a justice of the peace. Once the marriage was performed, the officiator sent a return to the clerk confirming that the marriage had occurred.  
 
Marriages were recorded by the clerk of the district court for each county from the time the county was formed. Persons desiring to marry obtained a license that they presented to the minister or other person authorized to marry, such as a justice of the peace. Once the marriage was performed, the officiator sent a return to the clerk confirming that the marriage had occurred.  
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
  
 
Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.  
 
Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.  
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
  
 
The marriage date, place, residence of the bride and groom, and occupations are relatively reliable. Other information, such as age or birthplace, is dependent on the knowledge, memory, and accuracy of the informants, usually the bride and groom.  
 
The marriage date, place, residence of the bride and groom, and occupations are relatively reliable. Other information, such as age or birthplace, is dependent on the knowledge, memory, and accuracy of the informants, usually the bride and groom.  
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For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Nevada Vital Records|Nevada Vital Records]]  
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*[[Nevada|Nevada]]<br>
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*[[Nevada Vital Records|Nevada Vital Records]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1943751/waypoints Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993]
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
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<!--bibdescbegin-->"Nevada, County Marriages ,1861-1960", index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]). Various county offices throughout Nevada. FHL microfilm, 98 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->
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Revision as of 22:10, 27 September 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The collection consists of images of county marriages for the years 1862 to 1993 from the following counties:

  • Carson City
  • Clark
  • Douglas
  • Elko
  • Esmeralda
  • Eureka
  • Humboldt
  • Lander
  • Lincoln
  • Lyon
  • Mineral
  • Nye
  • Pershing
  • Storey
  • White Pine

This collection does not include marriages from Churchill and Washoe counties. Coverage varies between counties.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.


Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Genealogical facts usually found in the marriage records include the following:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name, age, race and birth place
  • Bride's name, age, race and birth place
  • Groom's place of residence
  • Bride's place of residence
  • Names of parents
  • Name of officiator at marriage ceremony
  • Names of witnesses

How to Use the Records

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the person at the time of marriage
  • Other identifying information such as
The approximate marriage date
The county where the marriage took place
The name of the intended spouse

Search the Collection

To search the collection:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "County"
⇒Select the "Record Type, Year Range, Volume Number/Letter" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

Fill in the "Search Collection" area with the requested information and click on the "SEARCH" box. The search feature will return a list of possible matches to your supplied information.

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index (or a different index). There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

General Information About These Records

Marriages were recorded by the clerk of the district court for each county from the time the county was formed. Persons desiring to marry obtained a license that they presented to the minister or other person authorized to marry, such as a justice of the peace. Once the marriage was performed, the officiator sent a return to the clerk confirming that the marriage had occurred.

Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.

The marriage date, place, residence of the bride and groom, and occupations are relatively reliable. Other information, such as age or birthplace, is dependent on the knowledge, memory, and accuracy of the informants, usually the bride and groom.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Related Websites

Nevada Marriage Records

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.