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Guide to Pershing County Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Pershing County, Nevada|
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
|Founded||March 18, 1919|
|Address|| 400 Main St |
PO Box 820
Lovelock, NV 89419-0820
Pershing County Website
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent County: created 18 March 1919 from Humboldt
- County Seat: Lovelock 
- Neighboring Counties: Churchill | Humbolt | Lander | Washoe
- LDS Cemetery Records, US Vol. 23 page 1, Big Meadow Cemetery
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.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups
Local histories are available for Pershing 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, Pershing – LAND AND PROPERTY
Early migration routes to and from Pershing County, Nevada for emigrant settlers included:
- California Trail 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
- Applegate Trail 1846 (avoided the Forty Mile Desert) by leaving the Humboldt River in Nevada early at present-day Rye Reservoir, Nevada and passing through the Black Rock Desert to Fandango Pass past Goose Lake on to the Lost River and eventually the Willamette Valley in Oregon
- Nobles Road 1851 from the Applegate Trail at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to Shasta City, California
- Central Pacific Railroad since 1869 from Ogden, Utah to Sacramento, California
- NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno newspapers going back to 1870 that may include residents of Pershing County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pershing County, Nevada newspapers in online catalogs like:
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.
Family History Centers
- Pershing County Library
P.O. Box 781
1125 Central Avenue
Lovelock , Nevada 89419
- Pershing County Library
Nevada tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records. Most tax records can be obtained from the county treasurer or assessor. For more information, see the wiki page Nevada Taxation. The Family History Library does not have copies of Nevada tax records (as of June 2013).
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.
|Arabia||Granite Point||Kodak||Mill City||Perth||Rye Patch||Tungsten|
|Colado||Humboldt||Kyle Hot Springs||Nightingale||Placerites||Scossa||Twain|
|Cosgrave||Humboldt City||Lovelock||Oreana||Poker Brown||Toulon||Unionville|
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pershing County, Oregon page 443, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.