Nevada, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Nevada, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Birth and Death Records
Collection years 1871-1992
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What Is in This Collection?

This collection includes birth and death records for the years 1871 to 1992.

The collection consists of images of county birth and death registers and certificates acquired from county courthouses throughout Nevada. This collection does not include Elko County.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Nevada, County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Facts found in early Birth Records contain only the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Date and place of birth

Other facts added to later Birth Records included:

  • Child's gender and race
  • Place of Birth
  • Single, twin or triple birth
  • Birth order of child
  • Father's full name
  • Father's age, race, birth place and occupation
  • Mother 's maiden name
  • Mother's age, race, birth place and occupation
  • Parent's place of residence
  • Number of children living

Facts found in early Death Records contain the following information:

  • Name of Deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age, gender and nativity of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Name of undertaker
  • Names of witnesses

Other facts added to later Death Records include:

  • Marital status of deceased
  • Birth place of deceased
  • Names of parents and their birth place
  • Occupation and place of residence
  • Burial information

Collection Content

Sample Images

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of birth or death.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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.

Remember to:

  • Whenever possible, look at the original record. If often has more information than the indexed record.
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use for this purpose.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • 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 in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. 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. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Nevada, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Nevada Archives and Libraries.

Citing This Collection

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

"Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. County courthouses, Nevada.

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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