Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy

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Guide to Carson City (Independent City), Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Independent City Information


Independent City Courthouse

Carson City Courthouse
885 E. Musser Street, Suite 1025
Carson City, Nevada
Phone: 775-887-2084
Carson City Recorder's Website

Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Independent City Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: consolidated with Ormsby County in 1969 to form an independent city.

Populated Places

County Facts
County seat: Carson City (Independent City)
Organized: November 25, 1861
Parent County(s): Ormsby [1]
Neighboring Counties
Douglas  • Lyon  • Storey  • Washoe  • El Dorado (CA)  • Placer (CA)
See County Maps
Location Map
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History Timeline

Additional Information

  • Independent City


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Carson City (Independent City), Nevada online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Nevada Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Church Records

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.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

  • Scotland Forever
    2533 N. Carson St., Ste 848
    Carson City, Nevada 89706

Funeral Homes



Land and Property Records

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 FamilySearch Catalog, land records for Nevada are listed in the Place Search under: NEVADA, Carson City (Independent City) – LAND AND PROPERTY

Local Histories

Maps and Gazetteers



Early migration routes to and from Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Carson City (Independent City) served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Carson City (Independent City):

- 2nd Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company F

Naturalization and Citizenship


  • ($) has a collection of digitized Reno newspapers going back to 1870. This database is sometimes free at libraries.


Other Records

Public Records


Probate Records

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.

School Records

Tax Records

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).

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most Nevada original records can be purchased from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services 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.





Research Facilities


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers


  • Carson City Library
    900 N Roop St
    Carson City, NV 89701




  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides


  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 (accessed 2 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 2 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 4 August 2011).