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''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Nevada|Nevada]] > Lyon County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lyon_County,_Nevada|Lyon County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Lyon County Nevada genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{NVDC}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lyon County
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| county_map =  
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| state = Nevada
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| state_map = Nevada.png
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| latd =
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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = November 25
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| seat = Yerington
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| building image =  
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| building address = Lyon County Courthouse<br>27 S Main Street<br>PO Box 816 <br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Phone: 775.577.5043<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Lyon-County-Kentucky-Courts.htm '''Lyon County Website''']}}<br>
  
'''1861--'''Lyon County was created 25 November 1861&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Yerington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Nevada#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Nevada#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Nevada#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Nevada#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Nevada#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Nevada#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1861*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1862</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Lyon County, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lyon County, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lyon County, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 25 November 1861 as an original county  
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*'''County Seat:''' Yerington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Churchill County, Nevada|Churchill]] | [[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas]] | [[Mineral County, Nevada|Mineral]] | [[Mono County, California|Mono County, California]] | [[Ormsby County, Nevada|Ormsby]] | [[Storey County, Nevada|Storey]] | [[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe]]
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
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:*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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:*US Vol. 5 page 273 - Old Fort Churchill Cemetery (7 miles south of Silver Springs)
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/lyon/cemeteries/dayton.txt Dayton Cemetery Inscriptions ]sponsored by USGenWeb
  
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="750" align="left"
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nv/lyon/photos/tombstones/dayton/dayton1.html Pictures] of tombstones in the Dayton Cemetery
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| Argo
 
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206397&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Dayton&columns=*,0,0 Dayton]
 
| Mound House
 
| Smith
 
| Wabuska
 
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| Carson Rapids City
 
| Fernley
 
| Nordyke
 
| Stagecoach
 
| Weed Heights
 
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| Churchill
 
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206398&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Fort+Churchill&columns=*,0,0 Fort Churchill]
 
| Pine Grove
 
| Sulfur
 
| Wellington
 
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| Como
 
| Greenville
 
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206399&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Silver+City&columns=*,0,0 Silver City]  
 
| Sutro
 
| Yerington
 
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| Darwin
 
| Lux
 
| Silver Springs
 
| Talapoosa
 
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| Davis Station
 
| Mason
 
| Simpson
 
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{NV Church Intro}}
  
*[[Churchill County, Nevada|Churchill]]
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==== Court Records  ====
*[[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas]]
 
*[[Mineral County, Nevada|Mineral]]
 
*[[Mono County, California|Mono County, California]]
 
*[[Ormsby County, Nevada|Ormsby]]
 
*[[Storey County, Nevada|Storey]]
 
*[[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe]]
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228862048109_525" />
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
  
US Vol. 5 page 273 - Old Fort Churchill Cemetery (7 miles south of Silver Springs)
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nv/lyon/cemeteries/dayton.txt Dayton Cemetery Inscriptions ]sponsored by USGenWeb.&nbsp;<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nv/lyon/photos/tombstones/dayton/dayton1.html Pictures ]of tombstones in the Dayton Cemetery.
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{NV History Intro}}
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{NV Land Intro|Lyon}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:
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:*[[California Trail]] 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<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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::*'''''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.
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::*'''''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]
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:::*'''''Walker River-Sonora Road''''' 1852-1854 from the Carson Trail south to the Walker River along the base of the Sierra Nevada until it ascends to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora_Pass Sonora Pass] and then down to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry,_Tuolumne_County,_California Strawberry] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora,_California Sonora, California]
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:*[[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]] 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>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Newspapers ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{NV Newspaper abstracts|Lyon}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate ====
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{{NV Probate Intro}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Lyon-County-Kentucky-Courts.htm Lyon County Courthouse]<br>27 S Main Street<br>PO Box 816; <br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Phone: 775.577.5043<br><br>County Recorder has marriage and land records from 1862.<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon 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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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Fernley Nevada Family History Center]]
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:*[[Silver Springs Nevada Family History Center]]
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:*[[Yerington Nevada Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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:*Dayton Valley Branch Library<br>321 Dayton Valley Rd<br>Dayton, NV 89403<br>Telephone 775-246-6212<br>
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:*Smith Valley Public Library <br>20 Day Ln<br>Wellington, NV 89444<br>Telephone 775-465-2369<br>
  
447 marriages from 3 Jan 1862 to 23 Nov 1887 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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:*Central Library <br>20 Nevin Way<br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Telephone 775-463-6645
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Museums =====
  
Wellington Historical Society<br>P. O. Box 36<br>Wellington, NV 89444
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===== Societies  =====
  
Dayton Valley Branch Library<br>321 Dayton Valley Rd<br>Dayton, NV 89403<br>Telephone 775-246-6212<br>
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:*Wellington Historical Society<br>P. O. Box 36<br>Wellington, NV 89444
  
Smith Valley Public Library <br>20 Day Ln<br>Wellington, NV 89444<br>Telephone 775-465-2369<br>
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==== Taxation ====
  
Central Library <br>20 Nevin Way<br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Telephone 775-463-6645
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{{NV Tax Intro}}
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Family History Centers  ==
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{{NV Vital Intro}}
  
'''Fernley Nevada<br>'''Highway 95 Alternate Fernley<br>Lyon, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 775-575-7712
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===== Birth  =====
  
'''Silver Springs Nevada<br>'''Corner of Elm <br>Green Street Silver Springs<br>Lyon, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 775-577-0311
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===== Marriage  =====
  
'''Yerington Nevada<br>'''600 N Oregon St<br>Yerington, Lyon, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 775-463-9587<br>
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Over 447 marriages from 3 Jan 1862 to 23 Nov 1887 are listed in the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>Contact Center for open hours as they vary.
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===== Death =====
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206396&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Lyon&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Nevada%2C+Lyon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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=== Places  ===
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| Argo
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Dayton|subject|disp=Dayton}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mound_House,_Nevada Mound House]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Valley,_Nevada Smith]
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| Wabuska
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| Carson Rapids City
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernley,_Nevada Fernley]
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| Nordyke
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stagecoach,_Nevada Stagecoach]
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| Weed Heights
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| Churchill
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Fort+Churchill|subject|disp=Fort Churchill}}
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| Pine Grove
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| Sulfur
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington,_Nevada Wellington]
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| Como
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| Greenville
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Silver+City|subject|disp=Silver City}}
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| Sutro
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerington,_Nevada Yerington]
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| Darwin
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| Lux
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Springs,_Nevada Silver Springs]  
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| Talapoosa
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| Davis Station
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| Mason
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| Simpson
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
<references />
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{{reflist}} {{Nevada|Nevada}}
  
[[Category:Lyon_County,_Nevada]]
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[[Category:Nevada_counties]] [[Category:Lyon_County,_Nevada]]

Revision as of 02:15, 14 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Lyon County

Guide to Lyon County Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lyon County, Nevada
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 25, 1861
County Seat Yerington
Courthouse
Address Lyon County Courthouse
27 S Main Street
PO Box 816
Yerington, NV 89447
Phone: 775.577.5043
Lyon County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1887*
1861*
1887*
1862
1867
1867
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

  • US Vol. 5 page 273 - Old Fort Churchill Cemetery (7 miles south of Silver Springs)
  • Pictures of tombstones in the Dayton Cemetery

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.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

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, Lyon – LAND AND PROPERTY

Maps

Migration

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

  • Walker River-Sonora Road 1852-1854 from the Carson Trail south to the Walker River along the base of the Sierra Nevada until it ascends to Sonora Pass and then down to Strawberry and Sonora, California

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

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.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Lyon County Courthouse
27 S Main Street
PO Box 816;
Yerington, NV 89447
Phone: 775.577.5043

County Recorder has marriage and land records from 1862.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890. [5]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
  • Dayton Valley Branch Library
    321 Dayton Valley Rd
    Dayton, NV 89403
    Telephone 775-246-6212
  • Smith Valley Public Library
    20 Day Ln
    Wellington, NV 89444
    Telephone 775-465-2369
  • Central Library
    20 Nevin Way
    Yerington, NV 89447
    Telephone 775-463-6645
Museums
Societies
  • Wellington Historical Society
    P. O. Box 36
    Wellington, NV 89444

Taxation

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

Over 447 marriages from 3 Jan 1862 to 23 Nov 1887 are listed in the Western States Marriage Index.

Death

Websites

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

Places

Argo Dayton Mound House Smith Wabuska
Carson Rapids City Fernley Nordyke Stagecoach Weed Heights
Churchill Fort Churchill Pine Grove Sulfur Wellington
Como Greenville Silver City Sutro Yerington
Darwin Lux Silver Springs Talapoosa
Davis Station Mason Simpson

References

  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 http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 2 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Oregon page 442, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.