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*Up until 1821 - [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>  
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*'''Up until 1821''' - [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>  
*From 1821 until 1846 - [[Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>  
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*'''From 1821 until 1846''' - [[Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>  
*From 1846 to 1863 - [[New Mexico]] Territory included land that later would become Arizona and southern Nevada. <br>  
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*'''From 1846 to 1863''' - [[New Mexico]] Territory included land that later would become Arizona and southern Nevada. <br>  
*In 1852 - New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona and southern Nevada. Present-day Clark County, Nevada was once part of [[Taos County, Nevada|Taos]], and [[Rio Arriba County, Nevada|Rio Arriba]], [[Santa Ana County, Nevada|Santa Ana]], [[Bernalillo County, Nevada|Bernalillo]], and [[Valencia County, Nevada|Valencia]] counties of New Mexico.<ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1963 ''may'' have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties. <br>  
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*'''In 1852''' - New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona and southern Nevada. Present-day Clark County, Nevada was once part of [[Taos County, Nevada|Taos]], and [[Rio Arriba County, Nevada|Rio Arriba]], [[Santa Ana County, Nevada|Santa Ana]], [[Bernalillo County, Nevada|Bernalillo]], and [[Valencia County, Nevada|Valencia]] counties of New Mexico.<ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1963 ''may'' have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties. <br>  
*29 December 1863 [[Arizona]]'s three judicial districts were established by the ''Arizona Territory Organic Act'' from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref> All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.  
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*'''29 December 1863''' – [[Arizona]]'s three judicial districts were established by the ''Arizona Territory Organic Act'' from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref> All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.  
*By November 1864 [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]] was created by the Arizona legislature as an original county from parts of the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts. A part of the 3rd Judicial District, Arizona eventually became [[Clark_County,_Nevada|Clark County, Nevada]].<ref name="AZ1" /> Some records from 1863 to 1871 may have been sent to the Mohave County, Arizona offices. <br>  
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*'''By November 1864''' – [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]] was created by the Arizona legislature as an original county from parts of the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts. A part of the 3rd Judicial District, Arizona eventually became [[Clark_County,_Nevada|Clark County, Nevada]].<ref name="AZ1" /> Some records from 1863 to 1871 may have been sent to the Mohave County, Arizona offices. <br>  
*22 December 1865 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]] was created by [[Arizona]] from part of [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]].<ref name="Pah">Wikipedia contributors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref> Some records from 1865 to 1871 may have been sent to the Pah-Ute County offices. When part of Pah-Ute County was given to Nevada those records were probably transferred to either [[Mohave County, Arizona]], or to [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] or [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties in Nevada. <br>  
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*'''22 December 1865''' – [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]] was created by [[Arizona]] from part of [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]].<ref name="Pah">Wikipedia contributors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref> Some records from 1865 to 1871 may have been sent to the Pah-Ute County offices. When part of Pah-Ute County was given to Nevada those records were probably transferred to either [[Mohave County, Arizona]], or to [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] or [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties in Nevada. <br>  
*18 January 1867 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]], and [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]], Arizona Territory west of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River Colorado River] and west of 114° west longitude were given to [[Nevada]] by the U.S. Congress. This area became the southern part of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]], and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties, and eventually [[Clark_County,_Nevada|Clark County]], in [[Nevada]].<ref name="Pah" /> In 1871, after many petitions Arizona ceased to claim this land.
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*'''18 January 1867''' – [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]], and [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]], Arizona Territory west of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River Colorado River] and west of 114° west longitude were given to [[Nevada]] by the U.S. Congress. This area became the southern part of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]], and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties, and eventually [[Clark_County,_Nevada|Clark County]], in [[Nevada]].<ref name="Pah" /> In 1871, after many petitions Arizona ceased to claim this land.
  
 
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Guide to Clark County Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Clark County, Nevada
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 5, 1909
County Seat Las Vegas
Courthouse
Address 200 S 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV 89155-1601
Phone: 702.455.3156
Clark County Website



Historical Facts

Historical Timeline

  • Up until 1821 - New Spain controlled land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1821 until 1846 - Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1846 to 1863 - New Mexico Territory included land that later would become Arizona and southern Nevada.
  • In 1852 - New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona and southern Nevada. Present-day Clark County, Nevada was once part of Taos, and Rio Arriba, Santa Ana, Bernalillo, and Valencia counties of New Mexico.[2] [3] There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1963 may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
  • 29 December 1863Arizona's three judicial districts were established by the Arizona Territory Organic Act from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[4] All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.
  • By November 1864Mohave County was created by the Arizona legislature as an original county from parts of the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts. A part of the 3rd Judicial District, Arizona eventually became Clark County, Nevada.[4] Some records from 1863 to 1871 may have been sent to the Mohave County, Arizona offices.
  • 22 December 1865Pah-Ute County was created by Arizona from part of Mohave County.[5] Some records from 1865 to 1871 may have been sent to the Pah-Ute County offices. When part of Pah-Ute County was given to Nevada those records were probably transferred to either Mohave County, Arizona, or to Lincoln or Nye counties in Nevada.
  • 18 January 1867Pah-Ute County, and Mohave County, Arizona Territory west of the Colorado River and west of 114° west longitude were given to Nevada by the U.S. Congress. This area became the southern part of Lincoln, and Nye counties, and eventually Clark County, in Nevada.[5] In 1871, after many petitions Arizona ceased to claim this land.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Funeral homes:

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Boulder City
  • Bunkerville
  • Charleston (Las Vegas)
  • Henderson
  • Las Vegas 1
  • Las Vegas 2
  • Logandale
  • Mesquite
  • Overton
  • St. Thomas

Court

History

Land

Maps

Military

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Clark County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:

Newspapers

Probate

Repositories

Courthouse

Clark County Courthouse
200 S 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV 89155-1601
Phone: 702.455.3156 

County Clerk has probate, divorce and court records;
County Recorder has marriage and land records;
County Health Department has birt and death records.[1]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Repositories

Societies

Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society
PO Box 1929
Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929

Websites

Places

Amber Cactus Springs Glendale Moapa Valley Sandy Valley
Apex Cal-Nev-Ari Goodsprings Mount Charleston Searchlight
Arden Carver Park Henderson Mountain Springs Sloan
Arrolime Desert View Point Indian Springs Nelson Spring Valley
Arrowhead Dike Jackman North Las Vegas Stewarts Point
Bard Dry Lake Jean Overton Ute
Blue Diamond East Las Vegas Las Vegas Paradise Valley
Bonnie Springs Echo Bay Laughlin Primm Wann
Borax Enterprise Logandale Ripley Whitney
Boulder City Erie Lovell Riverside Winchester
Boulder Junction Farrier Mesquite Roach
Bracken Garnet Moapa Saint Thomas
Bunkerville Glassand Moapa Town Sandy

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 442-43 Clark, Lincoln, and Nye counties. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  3. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wikipedia contributors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).
  6. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
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