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Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Nevada, 
United States
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Location of Nevada
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Records
Collection years 1862-1993
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images of county marriages for the years 1862 to 1993 from the following counties:

  • Carson City
  • Clark
  • Douglas
  • Elko
  • Esmeralda
  • Eureka
  • Humboldt
  • Lander
  • Lincoln
  • Lyon
  • Mineral
  • Nye
  • Pershing
  • Storey
  • White Pine

This collection does not include marriages from Churchill and Washoe counties. Coverage varies from county to county. Marriages were recorded by the clerk of the district court for each county from the time the county was formed. Persons desiring to marry obtained a license that they presented to the minister or other person authorized to marry, such as a justice of the peace. Once the marriage was performed, the officiator sent a return to the clerk confirming that the marriage had occurred. Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Marriage

  • Groom's name, age, race and birth place
  • Bride's name, age, race and birth place
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's place of residence
  • Bride's place of residence
  • Names of parents
  • Name of officiator at marriage ceremony
  • Names of witnesses

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Map[edit | edit source]

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Nevada marriages, click here.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The date of the marriage
  • The place where the marriage occurred

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Record Type, Year Range, Volume Number/Letter to view the images.


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for birth and death records
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Search for church records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Nevada.


Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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