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[[Image:Washoe County.jpg|right|330x220px|Washoe County, Nevada]]<br>[[Image:Map Washoe County NV.png|right|130x192px|Map Washoe County NV.png]]<br>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Washoe_County,_Nevada|Washoe County]]''<br><br>
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[[Image:Washoe County.jpg|right|330x220px|Washoe County, Nevada]]<br>[[Image:Map Washoe County NV.png|right|130x192px|Map Washoe County NV.png]]
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Washoe-County-Nevada-Courts.htm Washoe County Courthouse]<br>75 Court Street; PO Box 11130; <br>Reno, NV 89520<br>Phone: 775.328.3260&nbsp;<br><br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records from 1900; <br>County&nbsp;Clerk has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records from 1862; <br>County Recorder has land records from 1862 and marriage records from 1871<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washoe County, Oregon page 443, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Washoe-County-Nevada-Courts.htm Washoe County Courthouse]<br>75 Court Street; PO Box 11130; <br>Reno, NV 89520<br>Phone: 775.328.3260&nbsp;<br><br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records from 1900; <br>County&nbsp;Clerk has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records from 1862; <br>County Recorder has land records from 1862 and marriage records from 1871<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washoe County, Oregon page 443, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
 
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
  
[http://www.renolds.org/familyhistory/ Reno Family History Center]<br>4751 Neil Road, Reno<br>775-826-1130<br>Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday<br>
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[http://www.renolds.org/familyhistory/ Reno Family History Center]<br>4751 Neil Road, Reno<br>775-826-1130<br>Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday<br>  
  
 
[http://www.washoecounty.us/library Washoe County Public Libraries]<br>301 South Center Street, Reno, NV 89501<br>775-327-8300 | 775-327-8341  
 
[http://www.washoecounty.us/library Washoe County Public Libraries]<br>301 South Center Street, Reno, NV 89501<br>775-327-8300 | 775-327-8341  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1975 Find A Grave]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1975 Find A Grave]  
*[http://www.interment.net/us/nv/washoe.htm Interment.Net]<br>
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nv/washoe.htm Interment.Net]<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/registry.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] and the [http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/washoecem.html Washoe section]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/registry.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] and the [http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/washoecem.html Washoe section]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=67678 Mountain View Cemetery, Reno] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=67678 Mountain View Cemetery, Reno] BillionGraves  
 
*The nearest veterans cemetery is the [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GSvcid=279409&CRid=974156&pt=Northern%20Nevada%20Veterans%20Memorial%20Cemetery& Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery] in Fernley, Lyon Co., Nevada; many Washoe County veterans have been buried there since it was established in 1990.
 
*The nearest veterans cemetery is the [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GSvcid=279409&CRid=974156&pt=Northern%20Nevada%20Veterans%20Memorial%20Cemetery& Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery] in Fernley, Lyon Co., Nevada; many Washoe County veterans have been buried there since it was established in 1990.
  
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Washoe|subject|disp=Washoe, Nevada}}, look at the list of records for {{FHL|370187|subject-id|disp=Cemeteries}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.<br>
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In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Washoe|subject|disp=Washoe, Nevada}}, look at the list of records for {{FHL|370187|subject-id|disp=Cemeteries}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.<br>  
  
 
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]  
 
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]  
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
  
Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog - [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search&nbsp;] for the appropriate town in Washoe County. <br>
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Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog - [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search&nbsp;] for the appropriate town in Washoe County. <br>  
  
 
&nbsp;LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
&nbsp;LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>  
  
:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California  
 
::*'''''Truckee (River) Trail''''' 1844 followed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee_River Truckee River] west past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno,_Nevada Reno, Nevada] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass Donner Pass] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]). The exact route varied over the years, the most used being the Nevada City Road and Auburn Emigrant Road combination.  
 
::*'''''Truckee (River) Trail''''' 1844 followed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee_River Truckee River] west past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno,_Nevada Reno, Nevada] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass Donner Pass] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]). The exact route varied over the years, the most used being the Nevada City Road and Auburn Emigrant Road combination.  
 
::*[http://webtrail.com/applegate/ '''''Applegate Trail''''' ]1846 (avoided the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert]) by leaving the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River] in [[Nevada|Nevada]] early at present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rye_Patch_State_Recreation_Area Rye Reservoir], Nevada and passing through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock_Desert Black Rock Desert] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandango_Pass Fandango Pass] past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Lake_%28Oregon-California%29 Goose Lake] on to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_River_%28California%29 Lost River] and eventually the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_Valley Willamette Valley] in [[Oregon|Oregon]]  
 
::*[http://webtrail.com/applegate/ '''''Applegate Trail''''' ]1846 (avoided the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert]) by leaving the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River] in [[Nevada|Nevada]] early at present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rye_Patch_State_Recreation_Area Rye Reservoir], Nevada and passing through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock_Desert Black Rock Desert] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandango_Pass Fandango Pass] past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Lake_%28Oregon-California%29 Goose Lake] on to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_River_%28California%29 Lost River] and eventually the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_Valley Willamette Valley] in [[Oregon|Oregon]]  
 
::*'''''[http://www.beckwourth.org/Trail/ Beckwourth Trail]''''' 1850 left the Truckee Trail near present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]  
 
::*'''''[http://www.beckwourth.org/Trail/ Beckwourth Trail]''''' 1850 left the Truckee Trail near present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]  
::*'''''[http://www.noehill.com/shasta/cal0011.asp Nobles Road]''''' 1851 from the&nbsp;[http://webtrail.com/applegate/ Applegate&nbsp;Trail]&nbsp;at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
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::*'''''[http://www.noehill.com/shasta/cal0011.asp Nobles Road]''''' 1851 from the&nbsp;[http://webtrail.com/applegate/ Applegate&nbsp;Trail]&nbsp;at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]  
 
:*'''''[[Central Overland Trail]]''''' 1859-1869 from [[Salt Lake City, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] through central [[Nevada]] on a route south of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).</ref>  
 
:*'''''[[Central Overland Trail]]''''' 1859-1869 from [[Salt Lake City, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] through central [[Nevada]] on a route south of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).</ref>  
 
:*'''''[[Central Pacific Railroad]]''''' since 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
 
:*'''''[[Central Pacific Railroad]]''''' since 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
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[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ Nevada State Genealogical Society]<br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ Nevada State Genealogical Society]<br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/]  
  
[http://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=446&Itemid=401 Division of Museums and History&nbsp;/ Nevada Historical Society]<br>1650 North Virginia Street<br>Reno, NV 89503<br>Telephone: 775-688-1190<br>Fax: 775-688-2917<br>
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[http://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=446&Itemid=401 Division of Museums and History&nbsp;/ Nevada Historical Society]<br>1650 North Virginia Street<br>Reno, NV 89503<br>Telephone: 775-688-1190<br>Fax: 775-688-2917<br>  
  
 
Family History Centers  
 
Family History Centers  
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*[http://www.renolds.org/familyhistory/ Reno Family History Center]
 
*[http://www.renolds.org/familyhistory/ Reno Family History Center]
  
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Contents

County Courthouse

Washoe County Courthouse
75 Court Street; PO Box 11130;
Reno, NV 89520
Phone: 775.328.3260 

County Health Department has birth, death and burial records from 1900;
County Clerk has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records from 1862;
County Recorder has land records from 1862 and marriage records from 1871[1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

25 November 1861: Washoe County was created as an original county. [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Reno Family History Center
4751 Neil Road, Reno
775-826-1130
Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Washoe County Public Libraries
301 South Center Street, Reno, NV 89501
775-327-8300 | 775-327-8341

Cemeteries

The following web sites have entries for people buried in Washoe County. None have complete lists:

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Washoe, Nevada, look at the list of records for Cemeteries. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

LDS Cemetery Records

US Vol. 21 page 4 - Washoe Cemetery, Washoe

Church History and Records

Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog - Place Search  for the appropriate town in Washoe County.

 LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Reno
  • Sparks

Court Records

Currently the 2nd Judicial District Court, State of Nevada, Washoe County, handles divorce and probate as well as other court matters.

History

Google Books has some books about the history and people in Washoe County, Nevada. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Washoe County, Nevada, look at the list of records for History. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Land and Property

The Washoe County Recorder handles land records.

The grantor/grantee index on this web site allows searches of public records from 19 November 1991 to the present. Available images are "unofficial" copies only at $1.00 per page.

For official copies or questions about documents prior to 19 November 1991, call the Washoe County Recorder's office at 775-328-3660 or e-mail record@mail.co.washoe.nv.us

Maps

For historical maps, search the following free sites:

Historical Maps of Nevada

David Rumsey Collection for Nevada

Perry-Castaneda Map Collection for Nevada

Historic Map Works can view some images for free, though this is a commercial site

Washoe County GIS Home Page

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Washoe County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[3][4]

Military History and Records

Newspapers

  • Ancestry.com ($) has digital copies of several Reno Nevada newspapers.
  • Genealogy.Bank.com ($) also has digital newspapers for Nevada.
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno newspapers going back to 1870 online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • The Nevada State Library and Archives has marriage licenses for Washoe County from 1862 to 1872. The original marriage certificate registers are in the county recorder's office and have not been microfilmed by the Family History Library.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Nevada State Genealogical Society
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20666
Reno, NV 89515-0666
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/

Division of Museums and History / Nevada Historical Society
1650 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503
Telephone: 775-688-1190
Fax: 775-688-2917

Family History Centers


Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washoe County, Oregon page 443, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
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