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Ney County


Guide to Nye County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Nye County Courthouse
101 Radar Rd
PO Box 1031
Tonopah, NV 89049-1031
Phone: 775.482.8127
Nye County Website

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1860.
County Recorder has land records[1]

Nye County, Nevada Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1887*
1864*
1887*
1864
1864
1864
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[2]

Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

Other locations identified as being in this county or with different links

  • Adaven
  • Ashton
  • Barcelona Summit
  • Basic
  • Brucite
  • Bull Fork
  • Bull Frog
  • Camp Desert Rock
  • Crows Nest
  • Darroughs Hot Springs
  • Farmer Station
  • Flowers Camp
  • Gabbs
  • Golden Arrow
  • Goldyke


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County Facts
County seat: Tonopah
Organized: February 16, 1864
Parent County(s): Esmeralda[1]
Neighboring Counties
Churchill  • Clark  • Esmeralda  • Eureka  • Inyo (CA)  • Lander  • Lincoln  • Mineral  • White Pine
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption
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History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Nye County, 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

The following web site has additional information on Nye county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 1,087
1880 1,875 72.5%
1890 1,290 −31.2%
1900 1,140 −11.6%
1910 7,513 559.0%
1920 6,504 −13.4%
1930 3,989 −38.7%
1940 3,606 −9.6%
1950 3,101 −14.0%
1960 4,374 41.1%
1970 5,599 28.0%
1980 9,048 61.6%
1990 17,781 96.5%
2000 32,485 82.7%
2010 43,946 35.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


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

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

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, Nye – LAND AND PROPERTY

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Nye County, Nevada Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Nevada Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Nye County, Nevada Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Nevada Newspapers Online

Nevada Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

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.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Records of deaths and burials in Nye, Esmeralda and Mineral Counties with index. Sources include newspapers and funeral homes.

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

  • Gabbs Community Library
    602 Third St
    Gabbs, NV 89409
    775-285-2686

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nye County, Nevada page 443. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Nye County, Nevada," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye_County%2C_Nevada accessed 17 March 2017.
  3. "Carrara - Nevada Ghost Town". Ghosttowns.com. http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nv/carrara.html. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  4. Williams 108-110
  5. U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
  6. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  7. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  8. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 292
  9. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  10. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  11. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  12. Arizona Territorial Laws 1865, 2d assy. pp. 19-20
  13. U.S. Stat., vol. 14, ch. 73[1866]/p. 43; Sacks, 25; Van Zandt, p. 158, 165
  14. Arizona Territorial Laws 1871, 6th assy. p. 87


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