Nevada Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This wiki article describes a collection that will soon be available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.

Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1875 through 1931.

Collection History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the marriages throughout Nevada. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Collection Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Collection Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Nevada.

Collection Description

The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.

Collection Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
• Name of the bride and groom
• Names of the parents
• Marriage date
• Marriage place
• Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

How to Use the Collection

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Sources of Information for this Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:
• Family Records
• Church Records
• Civil Registration

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How to Cite This Source

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)

CID1675435 Please do not erase or change this identification number (Marriages)