Nevada, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Nevada, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Birth and Death Records
Collection years 1871-1992
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes birth and death records for the years 1871 to 1992.

The collection consists of images of county birth and death registers and certificates acquired from county courthouses throughout Nevada. This collection does not include Elko County.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Nevada, County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Facts found in early Birth Records contain only the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Date and place of birth

Other facts added to later Birth Records included:

  • Child's gender and race
  • Place of Birth
  • Single, twin or triple birth
  • Birth order of child
  • Father's full name
  • Father's age, race, birth place and occupation
  • Mother 's maiden name
  • Mother's age, race, birth place and occupation
  • Parent's place of residence
  • Number of children living

Facts found in early Death Records contain the following information:

  • Name of Deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age, gender and nativity of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Name of undertaker
  • Names of witnesses

Other facts added to later Death Records include:

  • Marital status of deceased
  • Birth place of deceased
  • Names of parents and their birth place
  • Occupation and place of residence
  • Burial information

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search, it will be helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of birth or death.
  • The place where the birth or death occurred.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:
⇒Select the "County"
⇒Select the "Record type, Date range and Volume"


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Nevada, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Nevada Archives and Libraries.

Citing this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation

"Nevada, County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County courthouses, Nevada.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Nevada, County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992.



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