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''[[United States]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''[[Nevada, United States Genealogy|Nevada]]'''{{Nevada-sidebar}}
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Guide to '''Nevada genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Counties  ==
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== Nevada Information ==
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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. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
  
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== Getting Started ==
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*[[Churchill County, Nevada|Churchill]]  
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<h3>Getting Started with Nevada Research</h3>
*[[Clark County, Nevada|Clark]]  
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Links to articles on getting started with Nevada research.
*[[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas]]  
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*[[How to Find Nevada Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Elko County, Nevada|Elko]]
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*[[How to Find Nevada Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Nevada Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Nevada Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
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*[[Esmeralda County, Nevada|Esmeralda]]  
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<h3>Nevada Research Tools</h3>
*[[Eureka County, Nevada|Eureka]]  
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Nevada research.
*[[Humboldt County, Nevada|Humboldt]]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nevada/ Boundary Changes for Nevada Counties]  
*[[Lander County, Nevada|Lander]]
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*[[Nevada Archives and Libraries|Nevada Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/ NVGenWeb]  
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Nevada.
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{{Click|Image:NV_ORP.png|Nevada Online Genealogy Records|left}}  [[File:Ask_the_Community_Button_New_Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
*[[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Lyon County, Nevada|Lyon]]
 
*[[Mineral County, Nevada|Mineral]]
 
*[[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]]
 
  
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*[[Pershing County, Nevada|Pershing]]
 
*[[Storey County, Nevada|Storey]]
 
*[[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe]]
 
*[[White Pine County, Nevada|White Pine]]
 
  
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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.
'''Independent Cities:&nbsp;''' [[Carson City, Nevada|Carson City]]
 
  
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Beaver County, Nevada|Beaver]]{{·}} [[Bernalillo County, Nevada|Bernalillo]]{{·}} [[Carson County, Nevada|Carson]]{{·}} [[Desert County, Nevada|Desert]]{{·}} [[Humboldt County, Utah|Humboldt (Utah)]]{{·}} [[Iron County, Nevada|Iron]]{{·}} [[Juab County, Nevada|Juab]]{{·}} [[Lake County, Nevada|Lake]]{{·}} [[Millard County, Nevada|Millard]]{{·}} [[Mohave County, Nevada|Mohave]]{{·}} [[Ormsby County, Nevada|Ormsby]]{{·}} [[Pahute County, Nevada|Pahute]]{{·}} [[Pah-Ute County, Nevada|Pah-Ute]]{{·}} [[Rio Arriba County, Nevada|Rio Arriba]]{{·}} [[Rio Virgin County, Utah|Rio&nbsp;Virgin]]{{·}} [[Roop County, Nevada|Roop]]{{·}} [[Saint Mary's County, Nevada|Saint Mary's]]{{·}} [[San Juan County, New Mexico (Extinct)|San Juan]]{{·}} [[Santa Ana County, Nevada|Santa Ana]]{{·}} [[Taos County, Nevada|Taos]]{{·}} [[Tooele County, Nevada|Tooele]]{{·}} [[Valencia County, Nevada|Valencia]]{{·}} [[Washington County, Nevada|Washington]]{{·}} [[Weber County, Nevada|Weber]]{{·}} [[Nataqua Territory|Nataqua Territory]]
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=== Did You Know?  ===
 
  
*Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state. The highest point is at the 13,145 foot top of Boundary Peak.
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*Nevada is the largest gold producing state in the United States. Nevada is second in the world behind South Africa.  
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Many genealogy records are kept at the county level.
*Average annual temperature in Las Vegas is 66 degrees F. The annual average daily humidity is 29%. <br>
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'''Counties:'''
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*[[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy|Churchill]]
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*[[Clark County, Nevada Genealogy|Clark]]
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*[[Douglas County, Nevada Genealogy|Douglas]]
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*[[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy|Elko]]
  
Name means "snow capped" in Spanish. Nevada is 110,540 square miles; 485 miles long, 315 miles wide, Nevada ranks as the seventh largest in the United States. Nevada was the 36th state to be admitted. Nevada consists of seventeen counties.
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*[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy|Esmeralda]]
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*[[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy|Eureka]]
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*[[Humboldt County, Nevada Genealogy|Humboldt]]
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*[[Lander County, Nevada Genealogy|Lander]]
  
=== Research Tools  ===
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*[[Lincoln County, Nevada Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy|Lyon]]
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*[[Mineral County, Nevada Genealogy|Mineral]]
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*[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy|Nye]]
  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Nevada/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[[Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy|Pershing]]
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/nevadagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Nevada]  
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*[[Storey County, Nevada Genealogy|Storey]]  
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/ The Nevada GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*[[Washoe County, Nevada Genealogy|Washoe]]
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Nevada.pdf BYU Nevada Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.
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*[[White Pine County, Nevada Genealogy|White Pine]]
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'''Independent Cities:''' [[Carson City, Nevada|Carson City]]  
  
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' Also other counties having records for Nevada residents.
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*[[Nevada, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Nevada Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Beaver County, Nevada Genealogy|Beaver NV]]
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*[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Bernalillo NM]]
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*[[Carson County, Nevada Genealogy|Carson NV]]
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*[[Desert County, Nevada Genealogy|Desert NV]]
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*[[Humboldt County, Utah Genealogy|Humboldt UT]]
  
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*[[Iron County, Utah Genealogy|Iron UT]]
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*[[Juab County, Utah Genealogy|Juab UT]]
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*[[Lake County, Utah Genealogy|Lake UT]]
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*[[Millard County, Utah Genealogy|Millard UT]]
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*[[Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy|Mohave AZ]]
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*[[Ormsby County,|Ormsby NV]]
=== Things You Can Do  ===
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*[[Pahute County, Nevada Genealogy|Pahute NV]]
 
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*[[Pah-Ute County, Arizona Genealogy|Pah-Ute AZ]]
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
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*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba NM]]
 
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*[[Rio Virgin County, Utah Genealogy|Rio Virgin UT]]
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*[[Roop County,|Roop NV]]
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*[[Saint Mary's County,|Saint Mary's UT]]
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*[[San Juan County, New Mexico (Extinct)|San Juan NM]]
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*[[Santa Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Ana NM]]
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*[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos NM]]
  
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*[[Tooele County, Utah Genealogy|Tooele UT]]
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*[[Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy|Valencia NM]]
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*[[Washington County, Utah Genealogy|Washington UT]]
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*[[Weber County, Utah Genealogy|Weber UT]]
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*[[Nataqua Territory|Nataqua Territory]]
 
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'''See also:''' [[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona]] for further details.
  
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== Nevada Migration Routes ==
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[[Applegate Trail]]{{·}} [[California Trail]]{{·}} [[Central Overland Trail]]{{·}} [[Mormon Trail to Southern California]]{{·}} [[Old Trail]]{{·}} [[Central Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Southern Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Union Pacific Railroad]]
  
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== FamilySearch Resources ==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/nv/ Cyndi's List] - Nevada genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/nev/ Wyoming Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Nevada
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/Nevada-genealogy Access Genealogy] Genealogy guide for Nevada
*[[Nevada Introduction|'''Introduction''']]
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/Nevada-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Nevada genealogy research
*[[Indians of Nevada|American Indian]]
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*[http://www.raogk.org/Nevada-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Nevada
*[[Nevada Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Nevada.pdf Nevada Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
*[[Nevada Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
*[[Nevada Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[Nevada Business Records and Commerce|Business Records and Commerce]]
 
*[[Nevada Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Nevada Census|Census]]
 
*[[Nevada Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Nevada Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Nevada Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Nevada Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Nevada Ethnic Groups|Ethnic Groups]]
 
*[[Nevada Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
*[[Nevada Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Nevada History|History]]
 
*[[Nevada Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Nevada Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Nevada Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Nevada Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Nevada Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Nevada Online Genealogy Records|Online Records]]
 
*[[Nevada Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Nevada Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Nevada Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Nevada Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
*[[Nevada Voting Registers|Voting Registers]]
 
*[[Nevada For Further Reading|'''For Further Reading''']]
 
  
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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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Nevada Clickable Map

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

Counties

Many genealogy records are kept at the county level.
Counties:

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, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.