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Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005
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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 Index
Collection years 1956-2005
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Nevada State Health Division, Carson City, and Clark County Marriage Bureau, Las Vegas


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes an index to marriages from the Nevada State Health Division, Office of Vital Records for the years 1956 to 2005. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Marriage

  • The name of the bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Registration date and place
  • Gender
  • Type of Officiator
  • Residence
  • Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number

Collection Content[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 names of the bride and groom
  • The marriage date

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


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
  • Use the information to find the family in census records
  • Search for church, land, and probate records

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • 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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