Nevada Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1875 through 1931.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the marriages throughout Nevada. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Nevada.

Record Description

The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Birth Marriages, 1875-1931 Death
Churchill 6 0 0
Clark 38 54 0
Douglas 5 0 0
Elko 19 1,776 0
Esmeralda 0 0 0
Eureka 0 0 0
Humboldt 5 0 0
Lander 4 0 0
Lincoln 18 0 0
Lyon 5 0 0
Mineral 1 0 0
Nevada 10 0 0
Nye 4 0 0
Ormsby 7 10 0
Pershing 3 0 0
Storey 5 807 0
Washoe 19 68 0
White Pine 44 723 0
Total 193 3,438 0

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

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Sources of This Collection

"Nevada Vital Records Index," database, FamilySearch. Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Nevada.

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

How to Cite This Source

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections