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Guide to '''Lincoln County Nevada genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Lincoln County | county_map = | state = Nevada | state_map = Nevada.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1866 | founded date = February 26 | seat = Pioche | building image = | building address = '''[http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/ Lincoln County Courthouse]'''<br>602 Nevada <br>181 Main Street <br>Pioche, Nevada 89043 <br>Phone: 775-962-5390}}<br> [[Image:Nevada+County+Map Lincoln+County.PNG|right|335px|Nevada+County+Map Lincoln+County.PNG]]  
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= County Courthouse  =
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[[Image:Lincoln+County+Courthouse+Pioche+Nevada.jpg|thumb|right]] '''Lincoln County Courthouse''' <br>[http://www.lincolncountynv.org/clerk/index.html County Clerk] <br>181 Main Street <br>Pioche, Nevada 89043 <br>Phone: 775-962-5390 <br>Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
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[[Image:Lincoln+County+Courthouse+Pioche+Nevada.jpg|thumb|right|330x220px|Lincoln+County+Courthouse+Pioche+Nevada.jpg]]'''[http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/ Lincoln County Courthouse]'''&nbsp;<br>181 Main Street <br>Pioche, Nevada 89043 <br>Phone: 775-962-5390&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, <br>probate, court and land records <br>from 1873 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln 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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=== History  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1866--'''Lincoln County was created 26&nbsp;February 1866&nbsp;from [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Pioche <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. Part of present-day Lincoln County, Nevada was once part of [[Taos County, Nevada|Taos]] County 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 1863 '''''may&nbsp;''''' have been sent to the [[Taos County, Nevada|Taos County]] courthouse in New Mexico. <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. <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|2nd Judicial District]] eventually became part of [[Lincoln_County,_Nevada|Lincoln 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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'''1866--'''Lincoln County was created 26 February 1866 from [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] County. '''County seat:''' Pioche <ref name="HBG">Sam P. Davis, editor, ''The History of Nevada'', vol. 1 (Reno, Nevada: Elms Publishing Co., 1913), 212-13.</ref>  
  
 
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On 5 May 1866 the United States Congress passed a bill extending the eastern Nevada boundary by one degree of longitude to its present position on the 37th meridian. As a result, Lincoln County increased in both size and population. Residents of Panaca, a small farming community established by Mormon pioneers, were most affected by the change. By law, they were officially residents of Lincoln County, Nevada. However, because the area had not been surveyed, Panaca residents contended they still belonged to the Utah Territory and they refused to pay taxes to Lincoln County. Consequently, a long bitter dispute ensued. Eventually, the conflict was settled by the court system in 1871. Since that time, Panaca has been recognized as one of Lincoln County's most enduring communities.<ref>Sam P. Davis, editor, ''The History of Nevada'', vol. 1 (Reno, Nevada: Elms Publishing Co., 1913), 212-13.</ref>
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Lincoln County boundaries were modified on three other occasions. In 1867, a portion of the western edge of Lincoln County was ceded to Nye County. In 1875, the northern boundary was adjusted following the acquisition of the northeast corner of Nye County. But the largest boundary adjustment occurred in the year 1909, when Lincoln County was split in half and Clark County was formed from the southern half.  
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Lincoln County boundaries were modified on three other occasions. In 1867, a portion of the western edge of Lincoln County was ceded to Nye County. In 1875, the northern boundary was adjusted following the acquisition of the northeast corner of Nye County. But the largest boundary adjustment occurred in the year 1909, when Lincoln County was split in half and Clark County was formed from the southern half.
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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*'''Cities and Towns:''' Alamo | Ash Springs | Caliente | Hiko | Panaca | [[Pioche, Nevada|Pioche]] | Rachel | Ursine
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*'''Cities and Towns:''' [https://www.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Nevada%2C+Lincoln%2C+Alamo&author_givenName=&author_surname= Alamo ]| Ash Springs | [https://www.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Nevada%2C+Lincoln%2C+Caliente&author_givenName=&author_surname= Caliente] | Hiko | [https://www.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Nevada%2C+Lincoln%2C+Panaca&author_givenName=&author_surname= Panaca] | [[Pioche, Nevada|Pioche]] | Rachel | Ursine
  
*'''Ghost Towns:''' Acoma | Angle City | Atlanta | Barclay | Big Trees | Boyd | Bristol Well | Brown | [[Bullionville, Nevada| Bullionville]] | Carp | Caselton | Cold Spring | Crestline | Crossroads | Crystal Springs | Delmar | Eberhardt | Eccles | Elgin | Etna | Fay | Flat Nose | Galt | Groom Lake | Helene | Horseshoe Bend | Hoya | Indian Cove | Islen | Jackrabbit | Joseco | Kyle | Logan City | Mendha | Mud Springs | Ninemile Rocks | Pony Springs | Prince | Rose Valley | Rox | Stine | Strawberry Hill | Sundown | Tempiute
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*'''Ghost Towns:''' Acoma | Angle City | Atlanta | Barclay | Big Trees | Boyd | Bristol Well | Brown | [[Bullionville, Nevada|Bullionville]] | Carp | Caselton | Cold Spring | Crestline | Crossroads | Crystal Springs | [https://www.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Nevada%2C+Lincoln%2C+Delamar&author_givenName=&author_surname= Delmar |] Eberhardt | Eccles | Elgin | Etna | Fay | Flat Nose | Galt | [https://www.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Nevada%2C+Lincoln%2C+Groom+Lake&author_givenName=&author_surname= Groom Lake ]| Helene | Horseshoe Bend | Hoya | Indian Cove | Islen | Jackrabbit | Joseco | Kyle | Logan City | Mendha | Mud Springs | Ninemile Rocks | Pony Springs | Prince | Rose Valley | Rox | Stine | Strawberry Hill | Sundown | Tempiute
  
 
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[[Clark County, Nevada|Clark]] | [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] | [[White Pine County, Nevada|White Pine]] | [[Beaver County, Utah|Beaver County, Utah]] | [[Iron County, Utah|Iron County, Utah]] | [[Millard County, Utah|Millard County, Utah]] | [[Washington County, Utah|Washington County, Utah]] | [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County, Arizona]]  
 
[[Clark County, Nevada|Clark]] | [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] | [[White Pine County, Nevada|White Pine]] | [[Beaver County, Utah|Beaver County, Utah]] | [[Iron County, Utah|Iron County, Utah]] | [[Millard County, Utah|Millard County, Utah]] | [[Washington County, Utah|Washington County, Utah]] | [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County, Arizona]]  
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1969&CSsr=21& Find A Grave.com] has burial information for the following Lincoln County cemeteries: Alamo, Barclay, Bullionville, Caliente City, Castle Family, Conway Veterans Memeorial, Davidson Family, Delmar Catholic, Delmar Helene, Hackett Family, Hiko Area, Hiko, Panaca Memorial Park, Pioche Boot Hill, Pioche Catholic, Pioche Masonic, Pioche Public, Rachel, Richardville, Schofield, Spring Valley, and Woodworth.
 
  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1969&CSsr=21& Find A Grave.com] has burial information for the following Lincoln County cemeteries: Alamo, Barclay, Bullionville, Caliente City, Castle Family, Conway Veterans Memeorial, Davidson Family, Delmar Catholic, Delmar Helene, Hackett Family, Hiko Area, Hiko, Panaca Memorial Park, Pioche Boot Hill, Pioche Catholic, Pioche Masonic, Pioche Public, Rachel, Richardville, Schofield, Spring Valley, and Woodworth.
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160279 BillionGraves] has photos, transcriptions, and Google maps of the following cemeteries: [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160279 Saint Laurence Catholic Cemetery]
  
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| '''Alamo Cemetery''' <br>Alamo, Nevada 89001  
 
| '''Alamo Cemetery''' <br>Alamo, Nevada 89001  
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| '''Boot Hill Cemetery''' <br>Pioche, Nevada 89043
 
| '''Boot Hill Cemetery''' <br>Pioche, Nevada 89043
 
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| '''Delmar Catholic Cemetery''' <br>Delmar, Nevada  
 
| '''Delmar Catholic Cemetery''' <br>Delmar, Nevada  
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| '''Fay Cemetery''' <br>Deer Lodge Canyon
 
| '''Fay Cemetery''' <br>Deer Lodge Canyon
 
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| '''Hackett Cemetery''' <br>Deer Lodge Canyon  
 
| '''Hackett Cemetery''' <br>Deer Lodge Canyon  
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| '''Hollinger-Hammond Cemetery''' <br>Ursine, Nevada
 
| '''Hollinger-Hammond Cemetery''' <br>Ursine, Nevada
 
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==== Census  ====
 
 
== Census  ==
 
 
 
==== Online Resources ====
 
  
 
Transcriptions of many Lincoln County federal census records are available online as part of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]. Click on the links below to search a particular census.  
 
Transcriptions of many Lincoln County federal census records are available online as part of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]. Click on the links below to search a particular census.  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nv/lincoln/census/linc1870.txt 1870 Census] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nv/lincoln/census/linc1880.txt 1880 Census] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nv/lincoln/mortality/1880mort.txt 1880 Mortality Schedules] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nv/lincoln/census/1890li.txt 1890 Special Census] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nv/lincoln/census/linc1900.txt 1900 Census] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nv/lincoln/census/indlinc1900.txt 1900 Indian Census]  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/lincoln/census/linc1870.txt 1870 Census] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/lincoln/census/linc1880.txt 1880 Census] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/lincoln/mortality/1880mort.txt 1880 Mortality Schedules] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/lincoln/census/1890li.txt 1890 Special Census] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/lincoln/census/linc1900.txt 1900 Census] | [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/lincoln/census/indlinc1900.txt 1900 Indian Census]  
  
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search]  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Record Search]  
  
For more information about Nevada census records, see the [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Nevada_Census Nevada Census] records page available on the FamilySearch Wiki.
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For more information about Nevada census records, see the [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Nevada_Census Nevada Census] records page available on the FamilySearch Wiki.  
  
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LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
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[[Image:Lincoln County Nevada Recorder's Office.JPG|thumb|right]]'''Lincoln County Courthouse''' <br>[http://www.lincolncountynv.org/ra/index.htm Recorder/Auditor] <br>181 Main Street <br>Pioche, Nevada 89043 <br>Phone: 775-962-5495 <br>Hours: M-F 8am-5pm; Closed on legal holidays
 
 
 
Record Highlights: Real estate deeds, mortgages, mining deeds and notices, maps, and early vital records (births, marriages, and deaths). Note, only births and deaths prior to 1911 are accessible to the public. Researchers can also access bound volumes of early Lincoln County newspapers, such as the ''Pioche Daily Record'', 1872-1876.
 
 
 
On-site researchers can obtain photocopies of documents from the recorder's office. Photocopying cost have been set at $1.00 per page. Researchers are also allowed to take digital photographs of documents, however, a $1.00 fee is assessed for each photograph taken.
 
 
 
== Local Histories  ==
 
  
 
*Gillies, Richard E. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-lincoln-county-nevada-1776-1874/oclc/25039218&referer=brief_results ''A History of Lincoln County, Nevada, 1776-1874.''] Salt Lake city, Utah: University of Utah, 1959.
 
*Gillies, Richard E. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-lincoln-county-nevada-1776-1874/oclc/25039218&referer=brief_results ''A History of Lincoln County, Nevada, 1776-1874.''] Salt Lake city, Utah: University of Utah, 1959.
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*Roske, Ralph Joseph and Marta Planzo. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/overview-of-the-history-of-lincoln-county/oclc/25628030&referer=brief_results ''An Overview of the History of Lincoln County.''] Las Vegas, Nevada: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1978.
 
*Roske, Ralph Joseph and Marta Planzo. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/overview-of-the-history-of-lincoln-county/oclc/25628030&referer=brief_results ''An Overview of the History of Lincoln County.''] Las Vegas, Nevada: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1978.
  
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[[Image:Lincoln County Nevada Recorder's Office.JPG|thumb|right|Lincoln County Nevada Recorder's Office.JPG]]'''Lincoln County Courthouse''' <br>[http://www.lincolncountynv.org/ra/index.htm Recorder/Auditor] <br>181 Main Street <br>Pioche, Nevada 89043 <br>Phone: 775-962-5495 <br>Hours: M-F 8am-5pm; Closed on legal holidays
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Record Highlights: Real estate deeds, mortgages, mining deeds and notices, maps, and early vital records (births, marriages, and deaths). Note, only births and deaths prior to 1911 are accessible to the public. Researchers can also access bound volumes of early Lincoln County newspapers, such as the ''Pioche Daily Record'', 1872-1876.
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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>
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nv/lincoln/history/draft/lincdraft.txt World War I Draft Registrations]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/lincoln/history/draft/lincdraft.txt World War I Draft Registrations]
  
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*Scott, Patricia A. "Obituaries Published in the Pioche Daily Record, 1872-1878." Database. NVGenWeb.org. Lincoln County Nevada Heritage Collection. http://www.nvgenweb.org/lincoln/PDRobits.txt: 2010.
 
*Scott, Patricia A. "Obituaries Published in the Pioche Daily Record, 1872-1878." Database. NVGenWeb.org. Lincoln County Nevada Heritage Collection. http://www.nvgenweb.org/lincoln/PDRobits.txt: 2010.
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*The [http://www.lincolncountyrecord.com/ ''Lincoln County Record''] is the official newspaper of Lincoln County. It is published weekly every Thursday. The paper's roots trace back to the early 1870s. Over the course of its history, the paper has been known by several titles: ''The Ely Record,''1870-1872; ''Pioche Daily Record,'' 1872-1876; ''Pioche Weekly Record'', 1877-1900; ''Lincoln County Record,'' 1900-1905; ''Pioche Weekly Record,'' 1906-1908; ''Pioche Daily Record,'' 1908-1925; ''Lincoln County Record,'' 1925-1932; ''Pioche Record,'' 1932-1968; and since 1968, the newspaper has been titled the ''Lincoln County Record.''
 
*The [http://www.lincolncountyrecord.com/ ''Lincoln County Record''] is the official newspaper of Lincoln County. It is published weekly every Thursday. The paper's roots trace back to the early 1870s. Over the course of its history, the paper has been known by several titles: ''The Ely Record,''1870-1872; ''Pioche Daily Record,'' 1872-1876; ''Pioche Weekly Record'', 1877-1900; ''Lincoln County Record,'' 1900-1905; ''Pioche Weekly Record,'' 1906-1908; ''Pioche Daily Record,'' 1908-1925; ''Lincoln County Record,'' 1925-1932; ''Pioche Record,'' 1932-1968; and since 1968, the newspaper has been titled the ''Lincoln County Record.''
  
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'''Lincoln County Courthouse''' <br>[http://www.lincolncountynv.org/clerk/index.html County Clerk] <br>181 Main Street <br>Pioche, Nevada 89043 <br>Phone: 775-962-5390 <br>Hours: M-F 9am-5pm  
 
'''Lincoln County Courthouse''' <br>[http://www.lincolncountynv.org/clerk/index.html County Clerk] <br>181 Main Street <br>Pioche, Nevada 89043 <br>Phone: 775-962-5390 <br>Hours: M-F 9am-5pm  
 
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*485 marriages from 22 Jan 1872 to 20 Jun 1900 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
 
*485 marriages from 22 Jan 1872 to 20 Jun 1900 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
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[[Image:Lincoln+County+Library+Pioche+Nevada.jpg|thumb|right]]'''Caliente Branch Library'''<br>100 Depot Avenue<br>Caliente, Nevada 89008<br>Phone: 775-726-3104<br>
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[[Image:Lincoln+County+Library+Pioche+Nevada.jpg|thumb|right|Lincoln+County+Library+Pioche+Nevada.jpg]]'''Caliente Branch Library'''<br>100 Depot Avenue<br>Caliente, Nevada 89008<br>Phone: 775-726-3104<br>  
  
'''Alamo Branch Library'''<br>100 South First West<br>Alamo, Nevada 89001<br>Phone: 775-725-3343<br>
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'''Alamo Branch Library'''<br>100 South First West<br>Alamo, Nevada 89001<br>Phone: 775-725-3343<br>  
  
 
'''Lincoln County Library'''<br>63 Main Street<br>Pioche, Nevada 89043<br>Phone: 775-962-5244<br>Hours: M,T,Th 10am-3pm; W 1pm-6pm  
 
'''Lincoln County Library'''<br>63 Main Street<br>Pioche, Nevada 89043<br>Phone: 775-962-5244<br>Hours: M,T,Th 10am-3pm; W 1pm-6pm  
  
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[[Image:Lincoln+County+Historical+Museum+Pioche+Nevada.jpg|thumb|right]] '''Lincoln County Historical Museum'''<br>69 Main Street<br>Pioche, Nevada 89043<br>Phone: 775-962-5207 <br>Hours: Daily 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm; Closed major holidays<br>Admission: Free<br>
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[[Image:Lincoln+County+Historical+Museum+Pioche+Nevada.jpg|thumb|right|Lincoln+County+Historical+Museum+Pioche+Nevada.jpg]] '''Lincoln County Historical Museum'''<br>69 Main Street<br>Pioche, Nevada 89043<br>Phone: 775-962-5207 <br>Hours: Daily 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm; Closed major holidays<br>Admission: Free<br>  
  
[[Image:Million+Dollar+Courthouse Pioche+Nevada.JPG|thumb|right]] '''Million Dollar Courthouse'''<br>25 Lacour Street <br>Pioche, Nevada 89043 <br>Phone: 775-962-5182 <br>Hours: Open April to October 10am-4pm <br>Admission: Free  
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[[Image:Million+Dollar+Courthouse Pioche+Nevada.JPG|thumb|right|Million+Dollar+Courthouse Pioche+Nevada.JPG]] '''Million Dollar Courthouse'''<br>25 Lacour Street <br>Pioche, Nevada 89043 <br>Phone: 775-962-5182 <br>Hours: Open April to October 10am-4pm <br>Admission: Free  
  
 
Record Highlights: The museum houses several early original record volumes including tax records, license books, school ledgers, deed indexes, and more. Of particular interest is the grantor/grantee index to Lincoln County Deeds, 1871-1873.  
 
Record Highlights: The museum houses several early original record volumes including tax records, license books, school ledgers, deed indexes, and more. Of particular interest is the grantor/grantee index to Lincoln County Deeds, 1871-1873.  
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For a brief history of the "Million Dollar Courthouse," see the [http://www.onlinenevada.org/Lincoln_County_Courthouse Lincoln County Courthouse] entry found in the Online Nevada Encyclopedia.  
 
For a brief history of the "Million Dollar Courthouse," see the [http://www.onlinenevada.org/Lincoln_County_Courthouse Lincoln County Courthouse] entry found in the Online Nevada Encyclopedia.  
  
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'''Alamo-Hiko, Nevada''' <br>1st East &amp; Broadway <br>Alamo, Nevada 89001 <br>Phone: 775-725-3411 <br>Hours: T-Th 6pm-9pm; F-Sat by appt
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'''Panaca, Nevada''' <br>385 Main Street <br>Panaca, Nevada 89042 <br>Phone: 775-728-4699 <br>Hours: M,F-Sat on request; T-Th 10am-9pm
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/lincoln/ The Lincoln County NV GenWeb Project], a member of [http://www.nvgenweb.org/ The NVGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
 
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/lincoln/ The Lincoln County NV GenWeb Project], a member of [http://www.nvgenweb.org/ The NVGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
  
 
*[http://www.lincolncountynv.org/ Official Website of Lincoln County, Nevada]
 
*[http://www.lincolncountynv.org/ Official Website of Lincoln County, Nevada]
  
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Guide to Lincoln County Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lincoln County, Nevada
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Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 26, 1866
County Seat Pioche
Courthouse
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
602 Nevada
181 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5390

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County Courthouse

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Lincoln County Courthouse 
181 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5390 
 
County Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records
from 1873 [1]

History

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. Part of present-day Lincoln County, Nevada was once part of Taos County of New Mexico.[2] [3] There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1863 may  have been sent to the Taos County courthouse in New Mexico.
  • 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 part of Lincoln 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.

1866--Lincoln County was created 26 February 1866 from Nye County. County seat: Pioche [1]

Boundary Changes

Lincoln County boundaries were modified on three other occasions. In 1867, a portion of the western edge of Lincoln County was ceded to Nye County. In 1875, the northern boundary was adjusted following the acquisition of the northeast corner of Nye County. But the largest boundary adjustment occurred in the year 1909, when Lincoln County was split in half and Clark County was formed from the southern half.

Record Loss


Places/Localities


Populated Places

  • Ghost Towns: Acoma | Angle City | Atlanta | Barclay | Big Trees | Boyd | Bristol Well | Brown | Bullionville | Carp | Caselton | Cold Spring | Crestline | Crossroads | Crystal Springs | Delmar | Eberhardt | Eccles | Elgin | Etna | Fay | Flat Nose | Galt | Groom Lake | Helene | Horseshoe Bend | Hoya | Indian Cove | Islen | Jackrabbit | Joseco | Kyle | Logan City | Mendha | Mud Springs | Ninemile Rocks | Pony Springs | Prince | Rose Valley | Rox | Stine | Strawberry Hill | Sundown | Tempiute

Neighboring Counties

Clark | Nye | White Pine | Beaver County, Utah | Iron County, Utah | Millard County, Utah | Washington County, Utah | Mohave County, Arizona


Record Types


Cemeteries

  • Find A Grave.com has burial information for the following Lincoln County cemeteries: Alamo, Barclay, Bullionville, Caliente City, Castle Family, Conway Veterans Memeorial, Davidson Family, Delmar Catholic, Delmar Helene, Hackett Family, Hiko Area, Hiko, Panaca Memorial Park, Pioche Boot Hill, Pioche Catholic, Pioche Masonic, Pioche Public, Rachel, Richardville, Schofield, Spring Valley, and Woodworth.
  • BillionGraves has photos, transcriptions, and Google maps of the following cemeteries: Saint Laurence Catholic Cemetery
Lincoln County Cemeteries
Alamo Cemetery
Alamo, Nevada 89001
Barclay Cemetery
Boot Hill Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Bullionville Cemetery
Highway 93
Caliente City Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Caliente, Nevada 89008
Conways Veteran Memorial Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Caliente, Nevada 89008
Delmar Catholic Cemetery
Delmar, Nevada
Delmar-Helene Cemetery
Fay Cemetery
Deer Lodge Canyon
Hackett Cemetery
Deer Lodge Canyon
Hiko
Hollinger-Hammond Cemetery
Ursine, Nevada
I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Caliente, Nevada 89008
I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Panaca Memorial Cemetery
Panaca, Nevada
Pioche Masonic Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Pioche Public Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Rachel Cemetery
Rachel, Nevada
Richardville Cemetery
Richardville, Nevada
Schofield Cemetery
Nevada State Route 318
Hiko, Nevada 89017
Spring Valley Cemetery
Stateline Canyon, Nevada
St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Ursine Cemetery
Ursine, Nevada
Woodworth Cemetery

Census

Transcriptions of many Lincoln County federal census records are available online as part of The USGenWeb Project. Click on the links below to search a particular census.

1870 Census | 1880 Census | 1880 Mortality Schedules | 1890 Special Census | 1900 Census | 1900 Indian Census

FamilySearch Record Search

For more information about Nevada census records, see the Nevada Census records page available on the FamilySearch Wiki.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Alamo
  • Caliente
  • Panaca
  • Pioche

History

Land

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Lincoln County Courthouse
Recorder/Auditor
181 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5495
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm; Closed on legal holidays

Record Highlights: Real estate deeds, mortgages, mining deeds and notices, maps, and early vital records (births, marriages, and deaths). Note, only births and deaths prior to 1911 are accessible to the public. Researchers can also access bound volumes of early Lincoln County newspapers, such as the Pioche Daily Record, 1872-1876.

On-site researchers can obtain photocopies of documents from the recorder's office. Photocopying cost have been set at $1.00 per page. Researchers are also allowed to take digital photographs of documents, however, a $1.00 fee is assessed for each photograph taken.

Maps


Military

Migration

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

Online Resources

Newspapers

  • The Lincoln County Record is the official newspaper of Lincoln County. It is published weekly every Thursday. The paper's roots trace back to the early 1870s. Over the course of its history, the paper has been known by several titles: The Ely Record,1870-1872; Pioche Daily Record, 1872-1876; Pioche Weekly Record, 1877-1900; Lincoln County Record, 1900-1905; Pioche Weekly Record, 1906-1908; Pioche Daily Record, 1908-1925; Lincoln County Record, 1925-1932; Pioche Record, 1932-1968; and since 1968, the newspaper has been titled the Lincoln County Record.

Obituaries

Vital Records

Lincoln County Courthouse
County Clerk
181 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5390
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Repositories

Societies and Libraries

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Caliente Branch Library
100 Depot Avenue
Caliente, Nevada 89008
Phone: 775-726-3104

Alamo Branch Library
100 South First West
Alamo, Nevada 89001
Phone: 775-725-3343

Lincoln County Library
63 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5244
Hours: M,T,Th 10am-3pm; W 1pm-6pm

Museums

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Lincoln County Historical Museum
69 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5207
Hours: Daily 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm; Closed major holidays
Admission: Free
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Million Dollar Courthouse
25 Lacour Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5182
Hours: Open April to October 10am-4pm
Admission: Free

Record Highlights: The museum houses several early original record volumes including tax records, license books, school ledgers, deed indexes, and more. Of particular interest is the grantor/grantee index to Lincoln County Deeds, 1871-1873.

For a brief history of the "Million Dollar Courthouse," see the Lincoln County Courthouse entry found in the Online Nevada Encyclopedia.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, Oregon page 442, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  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).