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Guide to '''Churchill County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
| county = Churchill County
 
| county_map = Nv-churchill.png
 
| state = Nevada
 
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| founded year = 1861
 
| founded date = November 25
 
| seat wl = Fallon
 
| building image = Nv-churchill-ch.png
 
| building address = Churchill County Administrative Complex<BR>155 N. Taylor Street<BR>Fallon, NV 89406
 
| web = www.churchillcounty.org
 
| named for = {{wpd|Sylvester Churchill}}
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.churchillcounty.org/ Churchill County Courthouse]<br>155 N Taylor Street 110<br>Fallon, NV 89406<br>Phone: 775.423.6028<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1905. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Churchill County, Oregon page 442, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
Quick Facts
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=== Description ===
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The county was named Nevada which is a Spanish word meaning snow-capped. It's county seat is Carson City and was founded March 2, 1861.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/ accessed 3/27/2017.</ref>  It is located in the North-western area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Churchill County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churchill_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.</ref>
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Churchill County was named for Fort Churchill (which today is actually in Lyon County), which had been named for General Sylvester Churchill, a Mexican-American War hero who was Inspector General of the U.S. Army in 1861. Churchill County was not organized until 1864, and its county seats were Bucklands (1861-64) which is now in Lyon County, La Plata (1864-68), Stillwater (1868-1904) and Fallon (1904-present). In the nineteenth century there were several attempts to eliminate Churchill County because of its small population, but Assemblyman Lemuel Allen was able to stop it on all occasions including convincing the Governor to veto the bill after it had been passed by both houses in 1875.
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[[Image: Churchill-sylvester.png|right|185x185px|thumb|<center> {{wpd|Sylvester Churchill}}</center>]]
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NV Courthouse Intro|Churchill}}
  
{{Wikipedia|Churchill County, Nevada}}  
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'''Churchill County Courthouse'''<BR>Churchill County Administrative Complex<br>155 N. Taylor Street<BR>Fallon, NV 89406<br>Phone: 775.423.6028<br>
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[http://www.churchillcounty.org/ Churchill County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1905. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Churchill County, Oregon page 442, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
Churchill County was created in 1861 and named for Fort Churchill (which today is actually in Lyon County), which had been named for General Sylvester Churchill, a Mexican-American War hero who was Inspector General of the U.S. Army in 1861. Churchill County was not organized until 1864, and its county seats were Bucklands (1861-64) which is now in Lyon County, La Plata (1864-68), Stillwater (1868-1904) and Fallon (1904-present). In the nineteenth century there were several attempts to eliminate Churchill County because of its small population, but Assemblyman Lemuel Allen was able to stop it on all occasions including convincing the Governor to veto the bill after it had been passed by both houses in 1875.
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=== Churchill County, Nevada Record Dates  ===
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{{NV Records Intro}}
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| width="91%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Churchill County, Nevada. Page 442. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 428.</ref></center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1888
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| width="13%" align="center" |1905
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| width="13%" align="center" |1885
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| width="13%" align="center" |1905
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| width="13%" align="center" |1864
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| width="13%" align="center" |1905
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| width="13%" align="center" |1850
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Churchill County, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Churchill County, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Churchill County, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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=== Parent County  ===
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
'''25 November 1861:''' Churchill County was created as an original county. <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NV Boundary Changes Intro|Churchill}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Churchill County was created 25 November 1861 as an original county. <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''County Seat:''' Fallon
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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>
  
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NV Populated Places Intro|Churchill}}
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Churchill County, Nevada," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churchill_County%2C_Nevada accessed 10 March 2017.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*Bernice
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*Bolivia
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*Boyer
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*Clan Alpine
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*Clemens
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*Cold Springs
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*Coppereid
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*Dixie
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Valley,_Nevada Dixie Valley]
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*Eagleville
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastgate,_Nevada Eastgate]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon,_Nevada Fallon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon_Station,_Nevada Fallon Station]
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*Fillmore
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*Frenchman
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*Gregory
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazen,_Nevada Hazen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_Salt_Marsh,_Nevada Humbodt Salt Marsh]
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*Island City
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*Jessup
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*Kingston
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahontan,_Nevada Lahontan]
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*Leete
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*Leeteville
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlegate,_Nevada Middlegate]
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*Miriam</div>
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*Nevada Hills
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*Northam
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*Parran
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*Ragtown
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*Red top
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Wells,_Nevada Salt Wells]
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*Sand Springs
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*St. Clair
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stillwater,_Nevada Stillwater]
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*Trinity
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Cloud_City,_Nevada White Cloud City]
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*Willowtown</div></div>
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=== Record Loss ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organizedNovember 25,  1861
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|county seat=  Fallon
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|parent county= Original county<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= [[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy|Elko]]
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|county2= [[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy|Eureka]]
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|county3= [[Humboldt County, Nevada Genealogy|Humboldt]]
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|county4= [[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy|Nye]]
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|county5= [[Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy|Pershing]] </br><center>[[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image: Nv-churchill-ch.png|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Nv-churchill.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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== Places/Localities  ==
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{{Churchill County, Nevada}}  
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NV Historical Timeline Intro|Churchill}}
  
== Resources ==
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== Resources ==
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{{NV Resources Intro|Churchill}}
  
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NV Bible Intro|Churchill}}
  
Churchill County Library<br>553 S Maine St<br>Fallon, NV 89406<br>Telephone 775-423-7581<br>
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NV Biographies Intro|Churchill}}
  
=== Biography ===
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*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NV Business Records Intro|Churchill}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NV Cemeteries Intro|Churchill}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%; "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Churchill County, 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://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=35&GScnty=1961&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*[http://churchill.genwebsite.net/ NVGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nv/churchillarc.htm NVGenWeb Archives]
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/churchcem.html Tombstone Project]
  
*Cemetery records of Nevada: Churchill and Lander counties {{FHL|216136|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"| <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in <br>Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often <br>more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|479486|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Churchill+Nevada&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Fairview  ====
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1961 Findagrave.com]
  
=== Census  ===
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nevada&county=Churchill%20#/ Billion Graves]
  
*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nevada-cemetery-records.htm Nevada Cemetery Records]
  
==== 1862  ====
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*Early Nevada records: certificates of survey, Carson Valley, 1856; 1862 census of Churchill County; 1864 census of Nye County {{FHL|751445|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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The following web site has additional information on Churchill county cemeteries.
  
==== 1870  ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/NV/index.htm Interment.net] Nevada cemetery records by county.
  
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===Census Records===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churchill_County,_Nevada#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1870 |196 
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|1880 |479
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|1890 |703
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|1900 |830
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|1910 |2811
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|1920 |4649
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|1930 |5075
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|1940 |5317
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|1950 |6161
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|1960 |8452
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|1970 |10513
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|1980 |13917
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|1990 |17938 
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|2000 |23982
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|2010 |24877
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{{NV Census Intro|Churchill}}
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====State and Territory Census Records====
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*[http://us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nv/churchill/1862/territorial.txt 1862 Territorial Census for Churchill County]
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*Early Nevada records: certificates of survey, Carson Valley, 1856; 1862 census of Churchill County; 1864 census of Nye County {{FHL|751445|title-id|disp=FHL}}
 
*Missourians in the 1870 census records of Churchill County, Nevada [and]... Douglas County, Nevada {{FHL|199447|title-id|disp=FHL}}
 
*Missourians in the 1870 census records of Churchill County, Nevada [and]... Douglas County, Nevada {{FHL|199447|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1850 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses.
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1860 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses.
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*'''1860''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3560 Nevada, Compiled Census Index, 1860-1910] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index
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*'''1862-1863''' - [http://www.nvgenweb.org/nvtax.txt 1862-1863 Nevada Territory Tax List] - Index
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*'''1875''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4873 Nevada State Census, 1875] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index
  
=== Church History and Records ===
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Nevada starting in 1870.  Although, those living in south-eastern Nevada in 1870 may be enumerated in Utah or Arizona because of disputed boundaries with Nevada.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 212.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Nevada Census]].
  
==== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NV Church Intro|Churchill}}
  
*Fallon
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'''Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  
==== Episcopal  ====
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:*Fallon
  
===== Holy Trinity Episcopal =====
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'''Episcopal
  
[http://trinityfallon.diocesenv.org/ http://trinityfallon.diocesenv.org/] <br>507 Churchill Street <br>Fallon, Nevada 89406 <br>775–423–3551  
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:*[http://www.episcopalchurch.org/parish/holy-trinity-episcopal-church-fallon-nv Episcopal Church]<br>507 Churchill Street<br>Fallon, Nevada 89406<br>775–423–3551
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:*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}<br>Membership rolls 1906 and 1943<br>Baptisms, confirmations, communicants 1907-1933<br>marriages 1913-1940<br>burials 1917-1957
  
*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}<br>Membership rolls 1906 and 1943<br>Baptisms, confirmations, communicants 1907-1933<br>marriages 1913-1940<br>burials 1917-1957
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NV Court Intro|Churchill}}
  
=== Court Records  ===
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=== Directories ===
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{{NV Directories Intro|Churchill}}
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'''Online Directories'''
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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<br>
  
=== Directories ===
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{NV Emigration Intro|Churchill}}
  
*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NV Ethnic Groups Intro|Churchill}}
  
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NV Funeral Homes Intro|Churchill}}
  
 
*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}
 
*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
=== Genealogy ===
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{NV Genealogies Intro|Churchill}}
  
==== Handbooks, manuals, etc.  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NV Guardianship Intro|Churchill}}
  
*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NV Land Intro|Churchill}}
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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''Online Land Records''
  
*In focus: annual journal of the Churchill County Museum Association {{FHL|579023|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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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
*Trails to Churchill County&nbsp;: Historical and Genealogical Society quarterly {{FHL|413354|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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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<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[Nevada Land and Property]]
  
=== History  ===
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NV Histories Intro|Churchill}}
  
*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}  
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*''Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900 : a researchers guide.'' c2002. By Barbara L. Hodges and Barbara A. Pargament. Fallon, Nevada : Barbara's Place for Genealogy. {{WorldCat|52873297|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
*The Humboldt range&nbsp;: 19th century mining camps {{FHL|1205143|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*''The Humboldt Range: 19th Century Mining Camps.'' c1995. By Alan H. Patera. Nd. N.p: n.p. {{WorldCat|763161805|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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*''Trails to Churchill County: Historical and Genealogical Society Quarterly.'' c1983-. By Churchill County Historical and Genealogical Society (Nevada). Fallon, Nevada : Churchill County Historical and Genealogical Society. {{WorldCat|11618966|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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[[Image:Nvchurchhill.jpg|thumb|right|300px]]
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{{NV Maps Intro|Churchill}}
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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
  
*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900&nbsp;: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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=== Migration ===
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{{NV Migration Intro|Churchill}}
  
=== Maps  ===
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Early migration routes to and from Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:<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>
  
=== Migration  ===
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*[[California Trail]] 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
 +
:*'''''Truckee (River) Trail''''' 1844 crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee_River Truckee River] to follow it west past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno,_Nevada Reno, Nevada] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass Donner Pass] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]). The exact route varied over the years, the most used being the Nevada City Road and Auburn Emigrant Road combination.
 +
:*'''''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]
 +
*[[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>
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<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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=== Military Records ===
 +
{{NV Military Intro|Churchill}}
  
:*[[California Trail]] 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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==== Online Collections ====
::*'''''Truckee (River) Trail''''' 1844 crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee_River Truckee River] to follow it west past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno,_Nevada Reno, Nevada] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass Donner Pass] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]). The exact route varied over the years, the most used being the Nevada City Road and Auburn Emigrant Road combination.
+
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>
::*'''''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]
+
''Civil War''<br>
:*[[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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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932420|Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
:*[[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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*'''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]
 +
For further information see [[Nevada Military Records]].
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NV Naturalization Intro|Churchill}}
  
==== World War, 1914-1918  ====
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'''Online Naturalization Records'''
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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<br>
  
*The Banks compilation of birth data of men with links to Churchill County, Nevada, who were born 1873-1900: as found in the civilian registration cards [L.D.S. microfilm series of World War I Selective Service draft registration cards]. {{FHL|766368|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NV Newspapers Intro|Churchill}}
  
=== Newspapers ===
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*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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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.
 +
 
 +
''Nevada Newspapers Online''
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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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''Nevada Newspaper Catalogs''
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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 ===
 +
{{NV Obituaries Intro|Churchill}}
  
*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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=== Other Records ===
*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}  
+
{{NV Other Records Intro|Churchill}}
*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.
 
  
=== Obituaries  ===
+
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{NV Periodicals Intro|Churchill}}
  
=== Probate Records  ===
+
*In focus: annual journal of the Churchill County Museum Association {{FHL|579023|title-id|disp=FHL}}
 +
*Trails to Churchill County: Historical and Genealogical Society quarterly {{FHL|413354|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
=== Taxation  ===
+
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{NV Probate Intro|Churchill}}
  
*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900&nbsp;: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{NV Schools Intro|Churchill}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
+
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{NV Tax Intro|Churchill}}
  
*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900&nbsp;: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}
+
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{NV Vital Intro|Churchill}}
  
==== Birth Records  ====
+
==== Birth ====
 +
{{NV Vital Records - Birth Intro|Churchill}}
  
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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] ($)
 
*Birth records of Churchill County, Nevada {{FHL|216332|title-id|disp=FHL}}
 
*Birth records of Churchill County, Nevada {{FHL|216332|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
==== Marriage Records ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Churchill}}
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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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*'''1956 - 2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}} v. 3. Marriage records/notices:Churchill County marriage records 1903-1920 Marriage notices from newspapers 1894-1920
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 +
==== Death ====
 +
{{NV Vital Records - Death Intro|Churchill}}
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 +
==== Divorce ====
 +
{{NV Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Churchill}}
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*'''1968 - 2015''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1090 Nevada Divorce Records 1968-2015] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NV Research Facilities Intro|Churchill}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{NV Archives Intro|Churchill}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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:*[[Fallon Nevada South Family History Center]]
  
*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}<br>v. 3. Marriage records/notices:<br>Churchill County marriage records 1903-1920<br>Marriage notices from newspapers 1894-1920
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{NV Libraries Intro|Churchill}}
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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'''Churchill County Library'''<br>553 S Maine St<br>Fallon, NV 89406<br>Telephone:775-423-7581<br><br>
  
*Churchill Historical and Genealogical Society<br>c/o Churchill County Museum<br>1050 S Maine St<br>Fallon, NV 89406-8824 Telephone: 775-423-3677 [http://www.ccmuseum.org http://www.ccmuseum.org]<br>
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=== Museums ===
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{{NV Museums Intro|Churchill}}
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'''Churchill County Museum and Archives'''<br>1050 South Maine Street<br>Fallon, NV<br>[http://www.ccmuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
*[http://www.ccmuseum.org/ Churchill County Museum and Archives]<br>1050 South Maine Street<br>Fallon, NV
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== Societies ==
 +
{{NV Societies Intro|Churchill}}
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'''Churchill Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>c/o Churchill County Museum<br>1050 S Maine St<br>Fallon, NV 89406-8824<br>Telephone: 775-423-3677 <br>Fax:775-423-3662<br>E-mail:[mailto:ccmuseum@phonewave.net ccmuseum@phonewave.net] <br>[http://www.ccmuseum.org Website]<br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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'''Nevada State Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ Website]<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 1929<br>Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvccngs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Website]<br><br>
*[[Fallon Nevada South Family History Center]]
 
  
'''<br>'''
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'''Nevada Historical Society'''<br>1650 North Virginia Street<br>Reno, NV 89503<br>Telephone: 775-688-1190<br>[http://nvdtca.org/historicalsociety/ Website]<br><br>
  
== Websites  ==
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'''Tri-State Genealogical Society'''<br>ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA<br>PO Box 21902<br>Bullhead City, AZ 86439<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azcanvtsgs/ Website]<br><br>
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|206349|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{NV Websites Intro|Churchill}}
  
== References  ==
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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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*{{FHL Place IDNum|206349|Nevada|Churchill}} - 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
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*'''[http://www.raogk.org/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK)]'''
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*'''[https://www.facebook.com/groups/242592445768885/ Nevada Genealogy Network]'''
  
{{reflist}}  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{NV Research Guides Intro|Churchill}}
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*''Some Churchill County, Nevada, Records, 1850-1900: A Researchers guide'' {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
{{Nevada|Nevada}}
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 16:08, 29 June 2017

United States
Nevada
Churchill County


Guide to Churchill County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


County Information

Description

The county was named Nevada which is a Spanish word meaning snow-capped. It's county seat is Carson City and was founded March 2, 1861.[1] It is located in the North-western area of the state.[2] Churchill County was named for Fort Churchill (which today is actually in Lyon County), which had been named for General Sylvester Churchill, a Mexican-American War hero who was Inspector General of the U.S. Army in 1861. Churchill County was not organized until 1864, and its county seats were Bucklands (1861-64) which is now in Lyon County, La Plata (1864-68), Stillwater (1868-1904) and Fallon (1904-present). In the nineteenth century there were several attempts to eliminate Churchill County because of its small population, but Assemblyman Lemuel Allen was able to stop it on all occasions including convincing the Governor to veto the bill after it had been passed by both houses in 1875.

County Courthouse

Churchill County Courthouse
Churchill County Administrative Complex
155 N. Taylor Street
Fallon, NV 89406
Phone: 775.423.6028
Churchill County Website

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1905. [3]

Churchill County, Nevada Record Dates

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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1888 1905 1885 1905 1864 1905 1850
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[6]

Cities



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County Facts
County seat: Fallon
Organized: November 25, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[7]
Neighboring Counties
Elko  • Eureka  • Humboldt  • Nye  • Pershing
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption
This page is available for adoption


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

  • Churchill County records FHL

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Churchill County, 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

The following web site has additional information on Churchill county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 196
1880 479 144.4%
1890 703 46.8%
1900 830 18.1%
1910 2,811 238.7%
1920 4,649 65.4%
1930 5,075 9.2%
1940 5,317 4.8%
1950 6,161 15.9%
1960 8,452 37.2%
1970 10,513 24.4%
1980 13,917 32.4%
1990 17,938 28.9%
2000 23,982 33.7%
2010 24,877 3.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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. [8] A partial state census exists for Nevada in 1862 and 1863 and a full state census exists for 1875. [9] See links listed below.

State and Territory Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Nevada starting in 1870. Although, those living in south-eastern Nevada in 1870 may be enumerated in Utah or Arizona because of disputed boundaries with Nevada.[10] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Nevada Census.

Church Records

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.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Fallon

Episcopal

  • Episcopal Church
    507 Churchill Street
    Fallon, Nevada 89406
    775–423–3551
  • Churchill County records FHL
    Membership rolls 1906 and 1943
    Baptisms, confirmations, communicants 1907-1933
    marriages 1913-1940
    burials 1917-1957

Court Records

Directories

Online Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

  • Churchill County records FHL

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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, Churchill – LAND AND PROPERTY

Online Land Records


For more information see Nevada Land and Property

Local Histories

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

  • Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900 : a researchers guide. c2002. By Barbara L. Hodges and Barbara A. Pargament. Fallon, Nevada : Barbara's Place for Genealogy. At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • The Humboldt Range: 19th Century Mining Camps. c1995. By Alan H. Patera. Nd. N.p: n.p. At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Trails to Churchill County: Historical and Genealogical Society Quarterly. c1983-. By Churchill County Historical and Genealogical Society (Nevada). Fallon, Nevada : Churchill County Historical and Genealogical Society. At various libraries(WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Nvchurchhill.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[11]

Military Records

Online Collections

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

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers

For more information see Nevada Newspapers.

  • Churchill County records FHL
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno newspapers going back to 1870. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Nevada Newspapers Online

Nevada Newspaper Catalogs

  • 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

Other Records

Periodicals

  • In focus: annual journal of the Churchill County Museum Association FHL
  • Trails to Churchill County: Historical and Genealogical Society quarterly FHL

Probate Records

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

Tax Records

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

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

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

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.

Libraries

Churchill County Library
553 S Maine St
Fallon, NV 89406
Telephone:775-423-7581

Museums

Churchill County Museum and Archives
1050 South Maine Street
Fallon, NV
Website

Societies

Churchill Historical and Genealogical Society
c/o Churchill County Museum
1050 S Maine St
Fallon, NV 89406-8824
Telephone: 775-423-3677
Fax:775-423-3662
E-mail:ccmuseum@phonewave.net
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
Telephone: 775-688-1190
Website

Tri-State Genealogical Society
ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA
PO Box 21902
Bullhead City, AZ 86439
Website

Websites

Research Guides

  • Some Churchill County, Nevada, Records, 1850-1900: A Researchers guide FHL

References

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/ accessed 3/27/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Churchill County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churchill_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Churchill County, Oregon page 442, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Churchill County, Nevada. Page 442. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 428.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Churchill County, Nevada," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churchill_County%2C_Nevada accessed 10 March 2017.
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