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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe County]]''  
  
 
Guide to '''Washoe County Nevada genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Washoe County Nevada genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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=== Quick Facts  ===
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
=== Parent County ===
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*'''Parent County:''' created 25 November 1861 as an original county <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
'''25 November 1861:''' Washoe County was created as an original county. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
=== Boundary Changes ===
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==== Record Loss ====
  
=== Record Loss ===
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=== Resources ===
  
== Places/Localities ==
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==== Biography ====
  
{{Washoe County, Nevada}}
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
 
 
The following web sites have entries for people buried in Washoe County. None have complete lists:
 
  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1975 Find A Grave]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1975 Find A Grave]  
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In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Washoe|subject|disp=Washoe, Nevada}}, look at the list of records for {{FHL|370187|subject-id|disp=Cemeteries}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.<br>  
 
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Washoe|subject|disp=Washoe, Nevada}}, look at the list of records for {{FHL|370187|subject-id|disp=Cemeteries}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.<br>  
  
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]  
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]], US Vol. 23, page 4 - Washoe Cemetery, Washoe
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==== Church Records  ====
  
US Vol. 21 page 4 - Washoe Cemetery, Washoe
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Church records are usually found in town records rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog - [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search] for the appropriate town in Washoe County. <br>
  
=== Church History and Records ===
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog - [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search&nbsp;] for the appropriate town in Washoe County. <br>
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:*Reno
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:*Sparks
  
&nbsp;LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Court Records ====
  
*Reno
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The [http://www.washoecourts.com/index.cfm?page=contact 2nd Judicial District Court, State of Nevada, Washoe County], handles divorce and probate as well as other court matters.
*Sparks
 
  
=== Court Records ===
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
Currently the [http://www.washoecourts.com/index.cfm?page=contact 2nd Judicial District Court, State of Nevada, Washoe County], handles divorce and probate as well as other court matters.
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
  
=== History  ===
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==== History  ====
  
[[Image:Washoe County.jpg|right|330x220px|Washoe County, Nevada]]<br> [http://books.google.com/books?as_q=washoe+county+nevada+history&num=10&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_brr=0&as_pt=ALLTYPES&lr=&as_vt=&as_auth=&as_pub=&as_sub=&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_isbn=&as_issn= Google Books] has some books about the history and people in&nbsp;Washoe County, Nevada. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.  
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[[Image:Washoe County.jpg|right|330x220px|Washoe County, Nevada]]<br> [http://books.google.com/books?as_q=washoe+county+nevada+history&num=10&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_brr=0&as_pt=ALLTYPES&lr=&as_vt=&as_auth=&as_pub=&as_sub=&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_isbn=&as_issn= Google Books] has some books about the history and people in Washoe County, Nevada. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.  
  
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Washoe County, Nevada, look at the list of records for {{FHL|377167|subject-id|disp=History}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.  
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Search Family History Library Catalog Place Search for Washoe County, Nevada {{FHL|377167|subject-id|disp=History}}. Order films from a local Family History Center. Public libraries may have copies of books or order through Interlibrary Loan.  
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
The [http://www.co.washoe.nv.us/recorder/icris.washoecounty.us Washoe County Recorder] handles land records.  
 
The [http://www.co.washoe.nv.us/recorder/icris.washoecounty.us Washoe County Recorder] handles land records.  
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For official copies or questions about documents prior to 19 November 1991, call the Washoe County Recorder's office at 775-328-3660 or e-mail [mailto:record@mail.co.washoe.nv.us record@mail.co.washoe.nv.us]  
 
For official copies or questions about documents prior to 19 November 1991, call the Washoe County Recorder's office at 775-328-3660 or e-mail [mailto:record@mail.co.washoe.nv.us record@mail.co.washoe.nv.us]  
  
=== Maps  ===
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==== Maps  ====
 
 
For historical maps, search the following free sites:
 
 
 
• [http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/nevada/index_Before1900.html Historical Maps of Nevada]
 
 
 
• [http://www.davidrumsey.com/ David Rumsey Collection] for [http://www.davidrumsey.com/search?term=nevada Nevada]
 
 
 
• [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ Perry-Castaneda Map Collection] for [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/nevada.html Nevada]
 
 
 
• [http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Nevada/ Historic Map Works] can view some images for free, though this is a commercial site
 
  
[http://www.washoecounty.us/gis Washoe County GIS Home Page]  
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:*[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/nevada/index_Before1900.html Historical Maps of Nevada]
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:*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/ David Rumsey Collection] for [http://www.davidrumsey.com/search?term=nevada Nevada]
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:*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ Perry-Castaneda Map Collection] for [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/nevada.html Nevada]
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:*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Nevada/ Historic Map Works] can view some images for free, though this is a commercial site
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:*[http://www.washoecounty.us/gis Washoe County GIS Home Page]
  
=== Migration  ===
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>  
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:*'''''[[Central Pacific Railroad]]''''' since 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
 
:*'''''[[Central Pacific Railroad]]''''' since 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Military History and Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932420 Nevada, Civil War Services Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932420 Nevada, Civil War Services Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]<br>
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
*Ancestry.com ($) has digital copies of several [http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Dwashoe%20nevada%26 Reno Nevada newspapers].  
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:*Ancestry.com ($) has digital copies of several [http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Dwashoe%20nevada%26 Reno Nevada newspapers].  
*Genealogy.Bank.com ($) also has [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Nevada/ digital newspapers] for Nevada.  
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:*Genealogy.Bank.com ($) also has [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Nevada/ digital newspapers] for Nevada.  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=63&ci=24394 Reno newspapers] going back to 1870 online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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:*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=63&ci=24394 Reno newspapers] going back to 1870 online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
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[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ Nevada State Genealogical Society]<br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ Nevada State Genealogical Society]<br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/]  
  
=== Taxation  ===
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==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===== Marriage =====
  
*The Nevada State Library and Archives has marriage licenses for Washoe County from 1862 to 1872. The original marriage certificate registers are in the county recorder's office and have not been microfilmed by the Family History Library.
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:*The Nevada State Library and Archives has marriage licenses for Washoe County from 1862 to 1872. The original marriage certificate registers are in the county recorder's office and have not been microfilmed by the Family History Library.  
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 3,775 marriages from 13 Apr 1862 to 11 Jan 1919
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949338 Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005]
  
*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] 3,775 marriages from 13 Apr 1862 to 11 Jan 1919 are listed.
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===== Death  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949338 Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005]<br>
 
  
== Websites  ==
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==== Websites  ====
  
 
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/washoe/ Washoe County NV GenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/washoe/ Washoe County NV GenWeb Project]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/nev/ Nevada Genealogy Trails] section for [http://genealogytrails.com/nev/washoe/ Washoe County]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/nev/ Nevada Genealogy Trails] section for [http://genealogytrails.com/nev/washoe/ Washoe County]
  
== References  ==
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=== Places  ===
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{{reflist}} {{Nevada|Nevada}}  
 
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[[Category:Nevada_counties]] [[Category:Washoe_County,_Nevada]]
 
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Guide to Washoe County Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Washoe County, Nevada
Map
Map of Nevada highlighting Washoe County
Location in the state of Nevada
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 25, 1861
County Seat Reno
Courthouse
Address Washoe County Courthouse
75 Court Street
PO Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520
Phone: 775.328.3260
Washoe County Website



Historical Facts

  • Parent County: created 25 November 1861 as an original county [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Washoe, Nevada, look at the list of records for Cemeteries. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

LDS Cemetery Records, US Vol. 23, page 4 - Washoe Cemetery, Washoe

Church Records

Church records are usually found in town records rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog - Place Search for the appropriate town in Washoe County.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Reno
  • Sparks

Court Records

The 2nd Judicial District Court, State of Nevada, Washoe County, handles divorce and probate as well as other court matters.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

History

Washoe County, Nevada

Google Books has some books about the history and people in Washoe County, Nevada. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.

Search Family History Library Catalog Place Search for Washoe County, Nevada History. Order films from a local Family History Center. Public libraries may have copies of books or order through Interlibrary Loan.

Land and Property

The Washoe County Recorder handles land records.

The grantor/grantee index on this web site allows searches of public records from 19 November 1991 to the present. Available images are "unofficial" copies only at $1.00 per page.

For official copies or questions about documents prior to 19 November 1991, call the Washoe County Recorder's office at 775-328-3660 or e-mail record@mail.co.washoe.nv.us

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Washoe County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[2][3]

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • Ancestry.com ($) has digital copies of several Reno Nevada newspapers.
  • Genealogy.Bank.com ($) also has digital newspapers for Nevada.
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno newspapers going back to 1870 online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Washoe County Courthouse
75 Court Street
PO Box 11130
Reno, NV 89520
775–328–3260

County Health Department has birth, death and burial records from 1900.
County Clerk has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records from 1862.
County Recorder has land records from 1862 and marriage records from 1871. [6]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries

Washoe County Public Libraries
301 South Center Street, Reno, NV 89501
775-327-8300 | 775-327-8341

Museums

Division of Museums and History/ Nevada Historical Society
1650 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503
775-688-1190

Societies

Nevada State Genealogical Society
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20666
Reno, NV 89515-0666
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • The Nevada State Library and Archives has marriage licenses for Washoe County from 1862 to 1872. The original marriage certificate registers are in the county recorder's office and have not been microfilmed by the Family History Library.
  • Western States Marriage Index over 3,775 marriages from 13 Apr 1862 to 11 Jan 1919
  • Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005
Death

Websites

Places

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washoe County, Oregon page 443, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.