Nevada Introduction

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This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Nevada. As you read these Nevada Wiki pages, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in these Nevada Wiki pages. The library's major holdings include federal census records from 1860 to 1910 and indexes to the federal censuses. The library has not acquired microfilm copies of county records.

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

Family History Library Catalog

The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a [online] or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
NEVADA - PROBATE RECORDS
NEVADA, STOREY - VITAL RECORDS
NEVADA, STOREY, VIRGINIA CITY - CHURCH RECORDS

  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
NEVADA - PROBATE RECORDS
NEVADA, STOREY - VITAL RECORDS
NEVADA, STOREY, VIRGINIA CITY - CHURCH RECORDS

The page titles in the Nevada Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.