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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Nevada|Nevada]] > Clark County''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Clark_County,_Nevada|Clark County]]''  
  
== Clark County, Nevada Cemeteries    ==
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Guide to '''Clark County Nevada genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History ==
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<br> {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Clark County | county_map = | state = Nevada | state_map = Nevada.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1907 | founded date = April 17 | seat = Hettinger | building image = | building address = [http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/ Clark County Courthouse]<br>602 Adams <br>200 S 3rd Street<br>Las Vegas, NV 89155-1601<br>Phone: 702.455.3156}}<br>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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[http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/ Clark County Courthouse]<br>200 S 3rd Street<br>Las Vegas, NV 89155-1601<br>Phone: 702.455.3156&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has probate, divorce and court records; <br>County Recorder has marriage and land&nbsp;records; <br>County Health Department has birt and death records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 442-43 Clark, Lincoln, and Nye counties. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1909--'''Clark County was created 5 February 1909&nbsp;from [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] County. '''County seat:''' Las Vegas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*Up until 1821 -&nbsp; [[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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*From 1821 until 1846 -&nbsp;[[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 1846 to 1863 - [[New Mexico]] Territory included land that later would become Arizona and southern Nevada. <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&nbsp;''''' have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties. <br>
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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.
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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|2nd Judicial District]] 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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*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 contriutors, "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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*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.<br>
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'''1909--'''Clark County was created 5 February 1909&nbsp;from [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] County. '''County seat:''' Las Vegas.<ref name="HBG" /> <br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="710" align="left"
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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| Amber  
 
| Amber  
| Cactus Springs  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cactus_Springs,_Clark_County,_Nevada Cactus Springs]
| Glendale
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendale,_Nevada Glendale]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206359&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Moapa&columns=*,0,0 Moapa Valley]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Moapa|subject|disp=Moapa Valley}}
| Sandy Valley
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Valley,_Nevada Sandy Valley]
 
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| Apex  
 
| Apex  
| Cal-Nev-Ari
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal-Nev-Ari,_Nevada Cal-Nev-Ari]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206354&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Goodsprings&columns=*,0,0 Goodsprings]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Goodsprings|subject|disp=Goodsprings}}
| Mount Charleston
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Charleston,_Nevada Mount Charleston]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206361&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Searchlight&columns=*,0,0 Searchlight]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Searchlight|subject|disp=Searchlight}}
 
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| Arden  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arden,_Nevada Arden]
 
| Carver Park  
 
| Carver Park  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206355&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Henderson&columns=*,0,0 Henderson]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Henderson|subject|disp=Henderson}}
| Mountain Springs  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Springs,_Nevada Mountain Springs]
| Sloan
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloan,_Nevada Sloan]
 
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| Arrolime  
 
| Arrolime  
 
| Desert View Point  
 
| Desert View Point  
| Indian Springs  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Springs,_Nevada Indian Springs]
| Nelson  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson,_Nevada Nelson]
| Spring Valley
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Valley,_Nevada Spring Valley]
 
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| Arrowhead  
 
| Arrowhead  
 
| Dike  
 
| Dike  
 
| Jackman  
 
| Jackman  
| North Las Vegas  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Las_Vegas,_Nevada North Las Vegas]
 
| Stewarts Point
 
| Stewarts Point
 
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| Bard  
 
| Bard  
 
| Dry Lake  
 
| Dry Lake  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1022255&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Jean&columns=*,0,0 Jean]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Jean|subject|disp=Jean}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206360&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Overton&columns=*,0,0 Overton]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Overton|subject|disp=Overton}}
 
| Ute
 
| Ute
 
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| Blue Diamond  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Diamond,_Nevada Blue Diamond]
 
| East Las Vegas  
 
| East Las Vegas  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206356&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Las+Vegas&columns=*,0,0 Las Vegas]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Las+Vegas|subject|disp=Las Vegas}}
| Paradise  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise,_Nevada Paradise]
 
| Valley
 
| Valley
 
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| Bonnie Springs  
 
| Bonnie Springs  
 
| Echo Bay  
 
| Echo Bay  
| Laughlin  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughlin,_Nevada Laughlin]
| Primm  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primm,_Nevada Primm]
 
| Wann
 
| Wann
 
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| Borax  
 
| Borax  
| Enterprise
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise,_Nevada Enterprise]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206357&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Logandale&columns=*,0,0 Logandale]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Logandale|subject|disp=Logandale}}
 
| Ripley  
 
| Ripley  
| Whitney
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitney,_Nevada Whitney]
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206352&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Boulder+City&columns=*,0,0 Boulder City]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Boulder+City|subject|disp=Boulder City}}
 
| Erie  
 
| Erie  
 
| Lovell  
 
| Lovell  
 
| Riverside  
 
| Riverside  
| Winchester
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester,_Nevada Winchester]
 
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| Boulder Junction  
 
| Boulder Junction  
 
| Farrier  
 
| Farrier  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206358&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Mesquite&columns=*,0,0 Mesquite]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Mesquite|subject|disp=Mesquite}}
 
| Roach  
 
| Roach  
 
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| Bracken  
 
| Bracken  
 
| Garnet  
 
| Garnet  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206359&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Moapa&columns=*,0,0 Moapa]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Moapa|subject|disp=Moapa}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206362&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+St%2E+Thomas&columns=*,0,0 Saint Thomas]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+St%2E+Thomas|subject|disp=Saint Thomas}}
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206353&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Bunkerville&columns=*,0,0 Bunkerville]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Bunkerville|subject|disp=Bunkerville}}
 
| Glassand  
 
| Glassand  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206359&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Moapa&columns=*,0,0 Moapa Town]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Moapa|subject|disp=Moapa Town}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1022258&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Sandy&columns=*,0,0 Sandy]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark%2C+Sandy|subject|disp=Sandy}}
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
*[[Inyo County, California|Inyo County, California]]  
 
*[[Inyo County, California|Inyo County, California]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln, Nevada]]  
 
*[[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County, Arizonia]]  
 
*[[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County, Arizonia]]  
*[[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]]  
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*[[Nye County, Nevada|Nye, Nevada]]  
 
*[[San Bernardino County, California|San Bernardino County, California]]
 
*[[San Bernardino County, California|San Bernardino County, California]]
  
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.the-funeral-home-directory.com/ www.the-funeral-home-directory.com/&nbsp;]
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Funeral homes:  
  
[http://www.bunkersmortuary.com/ http://www.bunkersmortuary.com/]  
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*[http://www.the-funeral-home-directory.com/ www.the-funeral-home-directory.com/&nbsp;]
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*[http://www.bunkersmortuary.com/ http://www.bunkersmortuary.com/]
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*[http://www.palmmortuary.com/ http://www.palmmortuary.com/]
  
[http://www.palmmortuary.com/ http://www.palmmortuary.com/]&nbsp;<br>
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Cemeteries
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158541 Bunkerville Cemetery, Bunkerville]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147934 Palm Memorial Henderson, Henderson]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147466 Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, near Boulder City]
  
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== History  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah.<ref>"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).</ref>
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:*[[Mormon Trail to Southern California|Mormon Trail to Southern California]] 1847 from Salt Lake City, Utah to Los Angeles, California.<ref>"Jefferson Hunt" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Union Pacific Railroad]] 1869 Ogden, Utah (among others) to Omaha, Nebraska.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Repositories ===
 
 
Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society<br>PO Box 1929<br>Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvccngs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvccngs/?cj=1&amp;o_xid=0001231185&amp;o_lid=0001231185]<br>
 
 
 
== Family History Centers ==
 
 
 
'''Black Mountain Nevada<br>'''801 Arrowhead Trail<br>Henderson, Clark, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 702-564-7531<br>
 
 
 
'''Boulder City Nevada'''<br>916 5th St<br>Boulder, Clark, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 702-293-6452<br>
 
 
 
'''Las Vegas Nevada East'''<br>4040 E Wyoming Ave<br>Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 702-641-6219<br>
 
 
 
'''Las Vegas Nevada Large Multistake'''<br>509 S Ninth St<br>Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 702-382-9695<br>
 
 
 
'''Las Vegas Nevada Sandstone'''<br>221 S Lorenzi St<br>Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 702-877-9381<br>
 
  
'''Las Vegas Nevada Warm Springs'''<br>9270 S Maryland Pkwy<br>Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 702-361-0609<br>
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==== Societies  ====
  
'''Logandale Nevada'''<br>2555 N St Joseph St<br>Logandale, Clark, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 702-398-3266<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvccngs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society]<br>PO Box 1929<br>Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929<br>  
  
'''Mesquite Nevada<br>'''100 N Arrowhead Ln<br>Mesquite, Clark, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 702-346-2342<br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Black Mountain Nevada Family History Center]]
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*[[Boulder City Nevada Family History Center]]
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*[[Las Vegas Nevada East Family History Center]]
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*[[Las Vegas Nevada FHC]]
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*[[Las Vegas Nevada Large Multi-stake Family History Center]]
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*[[Las Vegas Nevada Sandstone Family History Center]]
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*[[Las Vegas Nevada Warm Springs Family History Center]]
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*[[Logandale Nevada Family History Centers]]
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*[[Mesquite Nevada Family History Center]]
  
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvclark/ USGenWeb project for Clark County, Nevada]
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*{{FHL|Nevada%2C+Clark|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://nevada-genealogy.com/Clark-County-Genealogy.htm Clark County Genealogy] (Nevada Genealogy)
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== References  ===
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206351&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Clark&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
  
== References  ==
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{{reflist}}
  
<references />
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{{Nevada|Nevada}} {{Nevada-stub}}
  
[[Category:Clark_County,_Nevada]]
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[[Category:Nevada_counties]]

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United States  Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Clark County

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 April 17, 1907
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
Address Clark County Courthouse
602 Adams
200 S 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV 89155-1601
Phone: 702.455.3156



County 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]

Historical Facts

Parent County

  • 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 1863 Arizona'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 1864 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 2nd Judicial District eventually became Clark County, Nevada.[4] Some records from 1863 to 1871 may have been sent to the Mohave County, Arizona offices.
  • 22 December 1865 Pah-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 1867 Pah-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.

1909--Clark County was created 5 February 1909 from Lincoln County. County seat: Las Vegas.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated 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

Neighboring Counties

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

Taxation

Vital Records

Repositories

Societies

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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  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 contriutors, "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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