Douglas County, Nevada Genealogy

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Template:Nevada-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Douglas County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1861--Douglas County was created 25 November 1861 as an original county.  County seat: Minden [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Buckeye Glenbrook Lincoln Park Stateline
Centerville Holbrook Junction Minden Tahoe Village
Dresslerville Indian Hills Mottsville Topaz Lake
Edgewood Johnson Lane Round Hill Walleys Hot Springs
Gardnerville Kingsbury Sheridan Zephyr Cove
Genoa Lakeridge Skyland

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



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



  • ($) has a collection of digitized Reno newspapers going back to 1870. This database is sometimes free at libraries.



Vital Records

451 marriages from 11 Feb 1862 to 12 Jun 1919 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Douglas County Historical Society
Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center
1477 U. S. Highway 395 N, Suite B
Gardnerville, Nevada 89410
Phone: (775) 782-2555

Carson Valley Historical Society
Main St
P. O. Box 165
Genoa, Nevada 89411
Telephone: 775-782-4235

Douglas County Public Library
1470 Albite Rd
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Telephone 775-266-2508

Douglas County Public Library
1625 Library Ln
Minden, NV 89423
Telephone 775-782-9841

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at (accessed 2 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 4 August 2011).