Nevada, United States Genealogy

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

Nevada Information

Nevada is a state in the western portion of the United States. It is divided into 16 counties. Nevada was the 36th State to join the Union on October 31, 1864. It was created from the Nevada Territory. The State Capital is Carson City. [1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Nevada Research

Links to articles on getting started with Nevada research.

Nevada Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Nevada research.

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Genealogy records are kept on the county level in Nevada Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.

Elko CountyHumboldt CountyWashoe CountyPershing CountyLander CountyChurchill CountyEureka CountyWhite Pine County, NevadaLincoln CountyNye CountyClark CountyEsmeralda CountyMineral CountyLyon CountyDouglas CountyStorey CountyCarson CityNevada-county-map.gif


Many genealogy records are kept at the county level.

Independent Cities: Carson City

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Also other counties having records for Nevada residents.

See also: Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona for further details.

Nevada Migration Routes

Applegate Trail · California Trail · Central Overland Trail · Mormon Trail to Southern California · Old Trail · Central Pacific Railroad · Southern Pacific Railroad · Union Pacific Railroad

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 09/18/2016.