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Record Description

The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Nevada State Health Division, Office of Vital Records. The index is provided by

Record Content

The index may include the following information:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Name of spouse (May only list surname)
  • Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number

How to Use the Record

Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to marriages make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The names of the bride and groom
  • The marriage place
  • The marriage date

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the marriage records from Nevada. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct marriage. You may need to compare the information of more than one marriage to make this determination.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records:

"Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005." FamilySearch ( Index provided by Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

Example of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection

The following are examples of records found in other collections. Please help us by replacing these examples with a citation for a record you have found in this collection.

“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch ( 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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  • “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 5 for a single citation
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