Washoe County, Nevada Genealogy

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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Washoe County | county_map = Map Washoe County NV.png| state = Nevada | state_map = Nevada.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1861 | founded date = November 25 | seat = Reno | building image = | building address = Washoe County Courthouse<br>75 Court Street <br> PO Box 11130 <br>Reno, NV 89520<br>Phone: 775.328.3260<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Washoe-County-Nevada-Courts.htm '''Washoe County Website''']}}<br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Washoe County | county_map = Map Washoe County NV.png| state = Nevada | state_map = Nevada.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1861 | founded date = November 25 | seat = Reno | building image = | building address = Washoe County Courthouse<br>75 Court Street <br> PO Box 11130 <br>Reno, NV 89520<br>Phone: 775.328.3260<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Washoe-County-Nevada-Courts.htm '''Washoe County Website''']}}  
  
 
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=== 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<br><br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records from 1900.<br>County 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  ===
 
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== Resources  ==
 
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=== 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>
 
 
[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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*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.
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Washoe-County-Nevada-Courts.htm Washoe County Courthouse]<br>75 Court Street<br>PO Box 11130<br>Reno, NV 89520<br>775–328–3260<br><br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records from 1900.<br>County 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>
  
*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] 3,775 marriages from 13 Apr 1862 to 11 Jan 1919 are listed.
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===== Family History Centers  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949338 Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005]<br>
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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[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://museums.nevadaculture.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=446&Itemid=401 Division of Museums and History/ Nevada Historical Society]<br>1650 North Virginia Street<br>Reno, NV 89503<br>775-688-1190
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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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=== Taxation  ===
  
Family History Centers
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*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.
*[http://www.renolds.org/familyhistory/ Reno Family History Center]
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] 3,775 marriages from 13 Apr 1862 to 11 Jan 1919 are listed.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949338 Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005]<br>
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==

Revision as of 21:48, 27 April 2013

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Guide to Washoe County Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Washoe County, Nevada
Map
Map of Nevada highlighting Washoe County
Location in the state of Nevada
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 25, 1861
County Seat Reno
Courthouse
Address Washoe County Courthouse
75 Court Street
PO Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520
Phone: 775.328.3260
Washoe County Website


Contents

Quick Facts

Parent County

25 November 1861: Washoe County was created as an original county. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Resources

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

Washoe County, Nevada

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:[2][3]

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

Repositories

Courthouse

Washoe County Courthouse
75 Court Street
PO Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520
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. [6]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries

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

Museums

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

Societies

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

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.

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washoe County, Oregon page 443, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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