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Guide to '''Carson City Nevada genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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Guide to '''Carson City (Independent City), Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  November 25,  1861
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|county seat=  Carson City (Independent City)
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|parent county= Ormsby <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Douglas County, Nevada Genealogy|Douglas]]
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|county2= [[Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy|Lyon]]
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|county3= [[Storey County, Nevada Genealogy|Storey]]
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|county4= [[Washoe County, Nevada Genealogy|Washoe]]
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|county5= [[El Dorado County, California Genealogy|El Dorado (CA)]]
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|county6= [[Placer County, California Genealogy|Placer (CA)]]</br><center>[[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== Independent City Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Carson City is located in the west area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Carson City County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada."</ref>
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=== Independent City Courthouse ===
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{{NV Courthouse Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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'''Carson City Courthouse'''<br>885 E. Musser Street, Suite 1025<br>Carson City, NV<br>Phone: 775-887-2084<br>[http://carson.org/government/departments-a-f/clerk-recorder/ Carson City Recorder's Website]<br>
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=== Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Record Dates  ===
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{{NV Records Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carson City, Nevada#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carson City, Nevada#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carson City, Nevada#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carson City, Nevada#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carson City, Nevada#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carson City, Nevada#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887*</center>  
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1887*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887*</center>  
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1887*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887*</center>  
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1887*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1855</center>  
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1864</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1864</center>  
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1855</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1864</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1864</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Carson City, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Carson City, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Carson City, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
 
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*'''Independent City'''
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=== Record Loss ===
*'''Parent County:''' consolidated with Ormsby County in 1969 to form an independent city.
 
*'''Neighboring Counties:'''
 
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NV Boundary Changes Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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*'''Parent County:''' consolidated with Ormsby County in 1969 to form an independent city.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nevada/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nevada] - shows boundary changes for Nevada Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NV_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Nevada Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NV Populated Places Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NV Historical Timeline Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
:*[http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Lone Mountain Cemetery: 1850-present]  
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== Resources ==
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{{NV Resources Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NV Bible Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NV Biographies Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NV Business Records Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NV Cemeteries Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Carson City (Independent City), Nevada''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/nv/carson-ormsbyarc.htm NVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/carsoncem.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/US/nv/carson_city.htm NV Interment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|376501|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Carson+City+Nevada&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Nevada/Carson-City?id=county_1977 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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:*[http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Lone Mountain Cemetery: 1850-present]
 
:*[http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Empire Cemetery: 1850-present]
 
:*[http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Empire Cemetery: 1850-present]
  
==== Church Records  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NV Census Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City%2C_Nevada "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1850 |714 
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|1860 |714
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|1870 |3042 
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|1880 |4229
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|1890 |3950
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|1900 |2100
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|1910 |2466
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|1920 |1685
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|1930 |1596
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|1940 |2478
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|1950 |3082
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|1960 |5163
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|1970 |15468 
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|1980 |32022 
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|1990 |40443 
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|2000 |52547
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|2010 |55274
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==== Court Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NV Church Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NV Court Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{NV Directories Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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*'''1868-1869'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4741 Nevada Directory 1868-1869] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), index only, includes settlers of Nevada.
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*'''1937-1941, 1944, 1981''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images, Carson City Directories.
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*'''1941'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4741 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images, Carson City Directory.
  
:*Scotland Forever<br>2533 N. Carson St., Ste 848<br>Carson City, Nevada 89706
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NV Emigration Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NV Ethnic Groups Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
==== History  ====
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*Scotland Forever<br>2533 N. Carson Street, Ste. 848<br>Carson City, NV 89706
  
==== Land and Property ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{NV Funeral Homes Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
[[Image:Nvcarsoncity.jpg|900px]]
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{{NV Genealogies Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NV Guardianship Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NV Land Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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*'''1796-1907'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website.
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*'''1863-1908'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($), index and images
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available.
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For more information see [[Nevada Land and Property]]
  
:*[[California Trail]] 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf  (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
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=== Local Histories ===
::*'''''Carson (River) Trail''''' 1848 (aka '''''Mormon Emigrant Trail''''') crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] past the west side of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Sink Carson Sink] to pick up the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_River Carson River] near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon,_Nevada Fallon, Nevada] up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. The Devil's Ladder then climbed 700 feet (210 m) in half a mile so ropes, chains, and pulleys were required to lift the wagons. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Pass Carson Pass] was followed by the relatively easy West Pass ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_California Kirkwood, California]) and then on to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_Pines,_California Pollock Pines], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort, California]
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{{NV Histories Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
::*'''''Johnson's Cutoff''''' 1850-1851 (aka '''''Placerville Route''''', '''''Lake Tahoe Route''''' and '''''Day's Route''''') from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] past the south end of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tahoe Lake Tahoe] going south and then west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville, California] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento]
 
  
:*[[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>
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
:*[[Central Overland Trail]] 1859-1869 from [[Salt Lake City, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] through central [[Nevada]] on a route south of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).</ref>
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{{NV Maps Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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[[Image:Nvcarsoncity.jpg|400px|right|Nvcarsoncity.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nevada/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nevada] - shows boundary changes for Nevada Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Nevada/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Nevada] - maps and atlases of Nevada
  
==== Military ====
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=== Migration ===
===== Civil War =====
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{{NV Migration Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
{{VAciv}}
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|2nd Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company F
 
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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Early migration routes to and from Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:
  
:*[http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Citizenship Records: 1868-1926]
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*[[California Trail]] 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf  (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
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:*'''''Carson (River) Trail''''' 1848 (aka '''''Mormon Emigrant Trail''''') crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] past the west side of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Sink Carson Sink] to pick up the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_River Carson River] near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon,_Nevada Fallon, Nevada] up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. The Devil's Ladder then climbed 700 feet (210 m) in half a mile so ropes, chains, and pulleys were required to lift the wagons. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Pass Carson Pass] was followed by the relatively easy West Pass ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_California Kirkwood, California]) and then on to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_Pines,_California Pollock Pines], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort, California]
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:*'''''Johnson's Cutoff''''' 1850-1851 (aka '''''Placerville Route''''', '''''Lake Tahoe Route''''' and '''''Day's Route''''') from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] past the south end of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tahoe Lake Tahoe] going south and then west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville, California] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento]
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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>
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*[[Central Overland Trail]] 1859-1869 from [[Salt Lake City, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] through central [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]] on a route south of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).</ref>
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NV Military Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Nevada Military Records|Nevada Military Records]].<br><br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932420|Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''1863-1866'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3349 Nevada Civil War Volunteers, 1863-1866] ($) at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index<br>
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''World War I''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/greatwar.html Nevada - Soldiers of the Great War]<br>
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''World War II''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/WWII.txt Nevada Casualties of World War II]<br>
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''Korea War''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/korhnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Korea]<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/nv-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War for Nevada]<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/viehnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Vietnam]<br>
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*[http://www.vietvet.org/statewall/nevada/nv.htm The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Nevada]<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/nv-alpha.pdf Vietnam Conflict Casualty Lists - Nevada]<br>
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''Other Conflicts''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/Mideast.html Nevadans Killed in Action - Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom]
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For further information see [[Nevada Military Records]].
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NV Naturalization Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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*'''1868-1926'''  [http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Citizenship Records: 1868-1926]
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*'''1956-1991'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60615 Nevada, Naturalization Petitions, 1956-1991] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), index
  
:*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=63&ci=24394 Reno newspapers] going back to 1870. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NV Newspapers Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=63&ci=24394 Reno newspapers] going back to 1870. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nevada GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nevada/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Nevada newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
==== Obituaries ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NV Obituaries Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NV Other Records Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
==== Public Records  ====
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'''''Orphan's Home Records'''''
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*'''1870-1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3347 Nevada, Orphan's Home Records, 1870-1920], Ancestry ($), index only
  
:*[http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Public Health Officer Reports: 1911-1941]
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'''''Public Records'''''<br>
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*'''1911-1941'''  [http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Public Health Officer Reports: 1911-1941]
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NV Periodicals Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NV Probate Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
[http://carson.org/ Carson City Nevada]
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=== School Records ===
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{{NV Schools Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NV Tax Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NV Vital Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
:*[[Carson City Nevada Family History Center]]
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==== Birth ====
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{{NV Birth Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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*'''1867-1957'''  [http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Birth Records: 1867-1957]
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*'''1871-1992'''  {{RecordSearch|2053817|Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1975-2012''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8998 Nevada Birth Index 1975-2012] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
===== Libraries  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NV Marriage Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
:*Carson City Library<br>900 N Roop St<br>Carson City, NV 89701<br>775-887-2244
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*[http://www.ccapps.org/cgi-bin/dmw200 Marriage Index]
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*'''1809-2011''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]
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*'''1862-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|1943751|Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1956-2005''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
===== Museums  =====
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==== Death ====
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{{NV Death Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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*'''1871-1992'''  {{RecordSearch|2053817|Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1887-1957'''  [http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Death Records: 1887-1957]
  
===== Societies  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NV Divorce Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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*'''1968-2015''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1090 Nevada Divorce Records 1968-2015] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
:*Carson City Historical Society<br>1207 N Carson St<br>Carson City, NV 89701<br>Telephone 775-887-2174
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NV Research Facilities Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
:*Carson City Genealogical Society<br>1509 Sharon Dr.<br>Carson City, NV 89701
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=== Archives ===
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{{NV Archives Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
===== Birth  =====
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*[[Carson City Nevada Family History Center]]
  
:*[http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Birth Records: 1867-1957]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NV Libraries Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
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*'''Carson City Library'''<br>900 N Roop St<br>Carson City, NV 89701<br>Phone: 775-887-2244
  
:*[http://www.ccapps.org/cgi-bin/dmw200 Marriage Index]
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=== Museums ===
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{{NV Museums Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
===== Death  =====
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== Societies ==
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{{NV Societies Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
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*'''Carson City Historical Society'''<br>1207 N Carson St<br>Carson City, NV 89701<br>Phone: 775-887-2174
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*'''Carson City Genealogical Society'''<br>1509 Sharon Dr.<br>Carson City, NV 89701
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*'''Scotland Forever'''<br>2533 N. Carson St., Ste 848<br>Carson City, NV 89706
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*'''Tri-State Genealogical Society'''<br>For Arizona, California, Nevada<br>PO Box 21902<br>Bullhead City, AZ 86439<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~azcanvtsgs/ Website]
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*''' Nevada State Genealogical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nvcarson/carson.htm Website]
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*'''Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 1929<br>Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929<br>[http://www.ccngs.org/ Website]
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*'''Nevada Historical Society'''<br>1650 North Virginia Street<br>Reno, NV 89503<br>Phone: 775-688-1 190<br>Fax: 775-688-2917<br>[http://nvdtca.org/historicalsociety/ Website]
  
:*[http://www.carson.org/Index.aspx?page=2193 Death Records: 1887-1957]
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== Websites ==
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{{NV Websites Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
==== Web Sites ====
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nvcarson/carson.htm Carson City County NVGenWeb]
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/242592445768885/ Nevada Genealogy Network]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|206348|Nevada|Carson%20City%20(Independent%20City)}} - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Research Guides ==
*{{FHL|Nevada%2C+Churchill|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{NV Research Guides Intro|Carson City (Independent City)}}
  
=== References ===
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Latest revision as of 21:30, 10 March 2020


Guide to Carson City (Independent City), Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Carson City (Independent City)
Organized: November 25, 1861
Parent County(s): Ormsby [1]
Neighboring Counties
Douglas  • Lyon  • Storey  • Washoe  • El Dorado (CA)  • Placer (CA)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NevadaCarsonCityCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption



Independent City Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Carson City is located in the west area of the state.[2]

Independent City Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Carson City Courthouse
885 E. Musser Street, Suite 1025
Carson City, NV
Phone: 775-887-2084
Carson City Recorder's Website

Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1887*
1887*
1887*
1864
1855
1864
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Carson City (Independent City), Nevada online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Nevada Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

The first enumeration for Nevada before it was a state in 1864, was in the 1850 Census in both New Mexico and Utah Territories, but the area had not been divided into counties. Those living there may be in the Utah 1851 Census. For 1860, Nevada was again enumerated in New Mexico and Utah Territories. [3] A partial state census exists for Nevada in 1862 and 1863 and a full state census exists for 1875. [4] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 714
1860 714 0.0%
1870 3,042 326.1%
1880 4,229 39.0%
1890 3,950 −6.6%
1900 2,100 −46.8%
1910 2,466 17.4%
1920 1,685 −31.7%
1930 1,596 −5.3%
1940 2,478 55.3%
1950 3,082 24.4%
1960 5,163 67.5%
1970 15,468 199.6%
1980 32,022 107.0%
1990 40,443 26.3%
2000 52,547 29.9%
2010 55,274 5.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Nevada Church Records.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

  • Scotland Forever
    2533 N. Carson Street, Ste. 848
    Carson City, NV 89706

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

The county recorder's office keeps land records once the land was transferred to private ownership. Abstracts and indexes for these records are generally available at the county courthouse.

In the FamilySearch Catalog, land records for Nevada are listed in the Place Search under: NEVADA, Carson City (Independent City) – LAND AND PROPERTY


For more information see Nevada Land and Property

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

County histories may include biographies of early settlers and residents, church and school information, and local military regiments at the time of publication.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Nvcarsoncity.jpg

Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:

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The usage of "Mormon" and "LDS" on this page is approved according to current policy.


Military Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Nevada Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korea War

Vietnam War

Other Conflicts

For further information see Nevada Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see Nevada Newspapers.

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno newspapers going back to 1870. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  • GenealogyBank - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
  • Newspaper Archive - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
  • Chronicling America - contains images of some Nevada newspapers; searching tips
  • Elephind - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Orphan's Home Records

Public Records

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. They may include the decedent’s date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, etc. See Nevada Probate Records for additional information.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Nevada tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records. Most tax records can be obtained from the county treasurer or assessor. For more information, see the wiki page Nevada Taxation. The Family History Library does not have copies of Nevada tax records (as of June 2013).

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most Nevada original records can be purchased from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Nevada Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Introduction to Family History Centers

Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Carson City Library
    900 N Roop St
    Carson City, NV 89701
    Phone: 775-887-2244

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Carson City Historical Society
    1207 N Carson St
    Carson City, NV 89701
    Phone: 775-887-2174
  • Carson City Genealogical Society
    1509 Sharon Dr.
    Carson City, NV 89701
  • Scotland Forever
    2533 N. Carson St., Ste 848
    Carson City, NV 89706
  • Tri-State Genealogical Society
    For Arizona, California, Nevada
    PO Box 21902
    Bullhead City, AZ 86439
    Website
  • Nevada State Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 20666
    Reno, NV 89515-0666
    Website
  • Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society
    PO Box 1929
    Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929
    Website
  • Nevada Historical Society
    1650 North Virginia Street
    Reno, NV 89503
    Phone: 775-688-1 190
    Fax: 775-688-2917
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Carson City County NVGenWeb
  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Nevada Genealogy Network
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Carson City County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada."
  3. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 211.
  4. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 437. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 422. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  5. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 2 August 2011).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).