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Genealogy Resources

Nevada Genealogy Resources

  • Clark County: Las Vegas Marriage Index 1984 to the present.

  • Las Vegas Age newspaper archives in Nevada, 1905-1924, with some gaps in coverage.
  • Lingenfelter, Richard E. and Karen Rich Gash. The Newspapers of Nevada: A History and Bibliography, 1854-1979. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 1984.

  • Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. Union service records of soldiers who served in organizations from the Territory and State of Nevada. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917 and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M1789. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Nevada, County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992. Images of county birth and death registers and certificates acquired from county courthouses. This collection does not include Carson, Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Elko, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Pershing and Washoe counties. FamilySearch.

  • Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993. Images of county marriages from Carson City, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, and White Pine counties. Coverage varies between counties. FamilySearch.
  • Nevada Federal Censuses Online: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920, Searchable Index and Full Extraction of Census Data. This combined index is sponsored by the Nevada State Historical Preservation Office. No other state site has such complete census information online.
  • Nevada GenWeb Project.

  • Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005. Index of marriages from the Nevada State Health Division, Office of Vital Records. Index provided by
  • Nevada Online Census Database. State Historic Preservation Office.

  • Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) encourages the preservation, documentation, and use of cultural resources through state and federal programs.  The agency works to educate the public about the importance of our cultural heritage so that Nevada’s historic and archaeological properties are preserved, interpreted, and reused for their economic, educational, and intrinsic values and for future generations to appreciate.
  • Nevada Territory Manuscript Census, 1861-1864; and Nevada State Manuscript Census for Washoe County, 1875. Microfilm of records at Nevada State Library and Archives, Division of Archives and Records, Carson City, Nevada. Filmed by the Nevada Division of Printing and Micrographics, 1991, FHL has 1 roll, FHL film #1689341.

  • State Library and Archives: Genealogical Resources.

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Digital Collections.
  • University of Nevada, Reno Libraries: University Digital Conservancy. We have 22 collections in our digital conservancy, 18 of which are available for public access.
  • Western States Marriage Record Index.  For more than two decades, the BYU-Idaho (formerly known as Ricks College) Arthur Porter Special Collections area in Rexburg, Idaho has been extracting early marriage records from counties in the western part of the United States. Virtually all of the pre-1900 marriages are included in the index for Arizona , Idaho and Nevada . Many counties for those same states have been extracted into the 1930's and some, much later. A significant number of marriages from selected counties in California , western Colorado , Montana , Oregon , Utah , eastern Washington , and Wyoming are also included.