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Nevada, United States Genealogy

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Guide to Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

This article is about the U.S. state of Nevada. For other uses, see Nevada (disambiguation).

Nevada InformationEdit

Nevada is a state in the western portion of the United States. It is divided into 16 counties. Nevada was the 36th State to join the Union on October 31, 1864. It was created from the Nevada Territory. The State Capital is Carson City. [1]

Getting StartedEdit

Getting Started with Nevada Research

Links to articles on getting started with Nevada research.

Nevada Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Nevada research.

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Nevada Clickable MapEdit

Genealogy records are kept on the county level in Nevada Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.

Elko CountyHumboldt CountyWashoe CountyPershing CountyLander CountyChurchill CountyEureka CountyWhite Pine County, NevadaLincoln CountyNye CountyClark CountyEsmeralda CountyMineral CountyLyon CountyDouglas CountyStorey CountyCarson CityNevada-county-map.gif


Many genealogy records are kept at the county level.

Independent Cities: Carson City

Extinct or former counties having records for your Nevada ancestors:

See also: Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona for further details on the annexation of the southeast corner of Nevada.

Nevada Migration RoutesEdit

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

Applegate Trail · California Trail · Central Overland Trail · Mormon Trail to Southern California · Old Trail · Central Pacific Railroad · Southern Pacific Railroad · Union Pacific Railroad

FamilySearch ResourcesEdit

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Additional ResourcesEdit

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 09/18/2016.