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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lyon_County,_Nevada|Lyon County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Lyon County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[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 Recorderhas 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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== History  ==
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''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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The county was named for General Nathaniel Lyon who died in the Civil War in Missouri in 1860.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/lyon/ accessed 3/27/2017.</ref> It's county seat is Yerington and was founded 1861.  It is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NV Courthouse Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Lyon County Courthouse<br>27 S Main Street<br>PO Box 816 <br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Phone: 775.577.5043<br>[http://www.lyon-county.org/index.aspx?NID=675 Lyon County Website]<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>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Lyon County, Nevada Record Dates  ===
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{{NV Records Intro}}
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| width="91%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Nevada. Page 442. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 428.</ref></center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1887
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| width="13%" align="center" |1862
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| width="13%" align="center" |1887
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| width="13%" align="center" |1890
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| width="13%" align="center" |1862
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| width="13%" align="center" |1890
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| width="13%" align="center" |1850
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Lyon County, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lyon County, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lyon County, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NV Boundary Changes Intro|Lyon}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 25 November 1861 as an original county
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*'''County Seat:''' Yerington <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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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nevada/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nevada] - shows boundary changes for Nevada Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NV_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Nevada Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NV Populated Places Intro|Lyon}}
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon County, Nevada," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County%2C_Nevada accessed 17 March 2017.</ref>
  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernley,_Nevada Fernley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerington,_Nevada Yerington] (county seat)</div>
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*Argo
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*Artesia
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*Bucklands Station
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*Cambridge
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*Churchhill
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*Como
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*Davis Station
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*Greenville
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*Hoye
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*Hudson
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*Johntown
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*Ludwig</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lux,_Nevada Lux]
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*Marshland
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason,_Nevada Mason]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mound_House,_Nevada Mound House]
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*Nordyke
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*Palmyra
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*Pine Grove
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*Ramsey
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*Rapids City
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*Rockland
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpson,_Nevada Simpson]</div>
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*Stone Cabin
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutro,_Nevada Sutro]
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*Sweetwater
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*Thompson
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*Tippecanoe
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*Twin Flat
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*Walker River
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*Weeks
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington,_Nevada Wellington]
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*Willington Springs
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*Wichman</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton,_Nevada Dayton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_City,_Nevada Silver City]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Springs,_Nevada Silver Springs]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Valley,_Nevada Smith Valley]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stagecoach,_Nevada Stagecoach]</div>
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Locations previously posted to this location:
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| Argo
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Dayton|subject|disp=Dayton}}  
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* Carson Rapids City
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mound_House,_Nevada Mound House]  
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* Darwin
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Valley,_Nevada Smith]  
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* {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Dayton|subject|disp=Dayton}}
| Wabuska
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernley,_Nevada Fernley]
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* {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Fort+Churchill|subject|disp=Fort Churchill}}
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* {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Silver+City|subject|disp=Silver City}}
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* Sulfur
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* Talapoosa
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* Wabuska
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* Weed Heights
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:{| {{Click|image:NV_ORP.png|Nevada_Online_Genealogy_Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  November 25,  1861
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|county seat= Yerington
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|parent county= Original county<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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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy|Churchill]]
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|county2= [[Douglas County, Nevada Genealogy|Douglas]]
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|county3= [[Mineral County, Nevada Genealogy|Mineral]]
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|county4= [[Mono County, California Genealogy|Mono (CA)]]
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|county5= [[Ormsby County, Nevada Genealogy|Ormsby]]
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|county6= [[Storey County, Nevada Genealogy|Storey]]
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|county7= [[Washoe County, Nevada Genealogy|Washoe]]
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|county8= [[Carson City (Independent City), Nevada Genealogy|Carson City (Independent City)]]</br><center>[[Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NevadaLyonCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Nv-lyon.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NV Historical Timeline Intro|Lyon}}
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== Resources ==
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{{NV Resources Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NV Bible Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NV Biographies Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NV Business Records Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NV Cemeteries Intro|Lyon}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Lyon County, Nevada''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernley,_Nevada Fernley]
 
| Nordyke
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stagecoach,_Nevada Stagecoach]
 
| Weed Heights
 
 
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| Churchill
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Fort+Churchill|subject|disp=Fort Churchill}}
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
| Pine Grove
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*[https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=35&GScnty=1970&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
| Sulfur
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvlyon/lyon.htm#Cemeteries NVGenWeb]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington,_Nevada Wellington]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/nv/lyonarc.htm NVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/lyoncem.html Tombstone Project]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| Como
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
| Greenville
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Lyon%2C+Silver+City|subject|disp=Silver City}}  
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* {{FHL|370189|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| Sutro
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lyon+Nevada&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerington,_Nevada Yerington]
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| Darwin
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| Lux
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Springs,_Nevada Silver Springs]  
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1970 Findagrave.com]
| Talapoosa
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nevada&county=Lyon&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nevada-cemetery-records.htm Nevada Cemetery Records]
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| Davis Station
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nevada Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| Mason
 
| Simpson
 
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The following web site has additional information on Lyon county cemeteries.
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* [http://www.interment.net/US/nv/lyon.htm NV Interment]
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=== Census Records===
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Nevada#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 |1837 
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|1880 |2409
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|1890 |1987
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|1900 |2268
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|1910 |3568
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|1920 |4078
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|1930 |3810
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|1940 |4076
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|1950 |3679
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|1960 |6143
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|1970 |8221 
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|1980 |13594
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|1990 |20001 
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|2000 |34501
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|2010 |51980
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{{NV Census Intro|Lyon}}
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====State and Territory Census Records====
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1850 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses.
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1860 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses.
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*'''1860''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3560 Nevada, Compiled Census Index, 1860-1910] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index
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*'''1862-1863''' - [http://www.nvgenweb.org/nvtax.txt 1862-1863 Nevada Territory Tax List] - Index
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*'''1875''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4873 Nevada State Census, 1875] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Nevada starting in 1870.  Although, those living in south-eastern Nevada in 1870 may be enumerated in Utah or Arizona because of disputed boundaries with Nevada.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 212.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Nevada Census]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NV Church Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NV Court Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NV Directories Intro|Lyon}}
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'''Online Directories'''
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*'''1868-1869''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4741 Nevada Directory 1868-1869] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index only, includes settlers of Nevada<br>
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NV Emigration Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NV Ethnic Groups Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NV Funeral Homes Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NV Genealogies Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NV Guardianship Intro|Lyon}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NV Land Intro|Lyon}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[Nevada Land and Property]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NV Histories Intro|Lyon}}
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*''Southern Lyon County, 1893.'' c1986. By Mary Ann Miller.  {{WorldCat|57318835|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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''Online County Histories''<br>
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*''Mason Valley News, Yerington, Lyon, Nevada: Marriages and Deaths 1969-1972 Newspaper Clippings.''  N.d. N.p:n.p. Online at  [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE4045709 FamilySearch Books Online];  {{WorldCat|895180069|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NV Maps Intro|Lyon}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nevada/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nevada] - shows boundary changes for Nevada Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Nevada/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Nevada] - maps and atlases of Nevada
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=== Migration ===
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{{NV Migration Intro|Lyon}}
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Early migration routes to and from Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy 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 Genealogy|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>
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NV Military Intro|Lyon}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Nevada Military Records|Nevada Military Records]].<br><br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932420|Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''1863-1866''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3349 Nevada Civil War Volunteers, 1863-1866] ($) at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index<br>
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''World War I''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/greatwar.html Nevada - Soldiers of the Great War]<br>
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''World War II''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/WWII.txt Nevada Casualties of World War II]<br>
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''Korea War''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/korhnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Korea]<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/nv-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War for Nevada]<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/viehnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Vietnam]<br>
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*[http://www.vietvet.org/statewall/nevada/nv.htm The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Nevada]<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/nv-alpha.pdf Vietnam Conflict Casualty Lists - Nevada]<br>
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''Other Conflicts''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/Mideast.html Nevadans Killed in Action - Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom]
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For further information see [[Nevada Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NV Naturalization Intro|Lyon}}
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'''Online Naturalization Records'''
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*'''1956-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60615 Nevada, Naturalization Petitions, 1956-1991] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NV Newspapers Intro|Lyon}}
  
<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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''Nevada Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nevada GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nevada/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Nevada newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Nevada Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NV Obituaries Intro|Lyon}}
  
*[[Churchill County, Nevada|Churchill]]
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=== Other Records ===
*[[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas]]
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{{NV Other Records Intro|Lyon}}
*[[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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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NV Periodicals Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NV Probate Intro|Lyon}}
  
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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=== School Records ===
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{{NV Schools Intro|Lyon}}
  
US Vol. 5 page 273 - Old Fort Churchill Cemetery (7 miles south of Silver Springs)
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NV Tax Intro|Lyon}}
  
[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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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NV Vital Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Birth Intro|Lyon}}
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*'''1975 - 2012''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8998 Nevada Birth Index 1975-2012] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Land  ====
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*'''1809 - 2011''' [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]
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*'''1956 - 2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Death Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Lyon}}
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*'''1968 - 2015''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1090 Nevada Divorce Records 1968-2015] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)<.br>
  
==== Migration  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NV Research Facilities Intro|Lyon}}
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:
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=== Archives ===
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{{NV Archives Intro|Lyon}}
  
:*[[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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=== Family History Centers ===
::*'''''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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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
::*'''''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]
 
:::*'''''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]
 
  
:*[[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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:*[[Fernley Nevada Family History Center]]
:*[[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>
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:*[[Silver Springs Nevada Family History Center]]
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:*[[Yerington Nevada Family History Center]]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NV Libraries Intro|Lyon}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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'''Dayton Valley Branch Library'''<br>321 Dayton Valley Rd<br>Dayton, NV 89403<br>Telephone: 775-246-6212<br><br>
  
==== Probate  ====
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'''Smith Valley Public Library'''<br>20 Day Ln<br>Wellington, NV 89444<br>Telephone: 775-465-2369<br><br>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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'''Central Library'''<br>20 Nevin Way<br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Telephone: 775-463-6645<br><br>
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{NV Museums Intro|Lyon}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NV Societies Intro|Lyon}}
  
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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'''Wellington Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 36<br>Wellington, NV 89444<br><br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Fort Churchill Chapter'''<br>Daughters of the American Revolution<br>Fernley, Nevada<br>[http://www.darfortchurchill.com/ Website]<br><br>
  
Wellington Historical Society<br>P. O. Box 36<br>Wellington, NV 89444
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'''Nevada State Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/  Website]<br><br>
  
Dayton Valley Branch Library<br>321 Dayton Valley Rd<br>Dayton, NV 89403<br>Telephone 775-246-6212<br>  
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'''Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 1929<br>Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvccngs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Website]<br><br>
  
Smith Valley Public Library <br>20 Day Ln<br>Wellington, NV 89444<br>Telephone 775-465-2369<br>  
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'''Nevada Historical Society'''<br>1650 North Virginia Street<br>Reno, NV 89503<br>Telephone: 775-688-1190<br>Fax: 775-688-2917<br>[http://nvdtca.org/historicalsociety/ Website]<br><br>
  
Central Library <br>20 Nevin Way<br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Telephone 775-463-6645
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'''Tri-State Genealogical Society'''<br>ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA<br>PO Box 21902<br>Bullhead City, AZ 86439<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azcanvtsgs/ Website]<br><br>
  
<br>
 
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''[http://www.raogk.org/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK)]'''<br>
*[[Fernley Nevada Family History Center]]
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'''[https://www.facebook.com/groups/242592445768885/ Nevada Genealogy Network]'''
*'''[[Silver Springs Nevada Family History Center]]<br>'''
 
*'''[[Yerington Nevada Family History Center]]<br>'''
 
  
<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{NV Websites Intro|Lyon}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|206396|Nevada|Lyon}} - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Research Guides ==
*{{FHL|Nevada%2C+Lyon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{NV Research Guides Intro|Lyon}}
  
== References ==
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== References ==
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{{reflist}} {{Nevada|Nevada}}  
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{{reflist}}
  
[[Category:Nevada_counties]] [[Category:Lyon_County,_Nevada]]
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{{Nevada|Nevada}}
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[[Category:Nevada Counties]][[Category:Lyon County, Nevada]]

Latest revision as of 20:40, 23 August 2017

United States
Nevada
Lyon County


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


County Information

Description

The county was named for General Nathaniel Lyon who died in the Civil War in Missouri in 1860.[1] It's county seat is Yerington and was founded 1861. It is located in the west central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

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

County Recorder has marriage and land records from 1862.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890. [3]

Lyon County, Nevada Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1887 1862 1887 1890 1862 1890 1850
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Argo
  • Artesia
  • Bucklands Station
  • Cambridge
  • Churchhill
  • Como
  • Davis Station
  • Greenville
  • Hoye
  • Hudson
  • Johntown
  • Ludwig
  • Stone Cabin
  • Sutro
  • Sweetwater
  • Thompson
  • Tippecanoe
  • Twin Flat
  • Walker River
  • Weeks
  • Wellington
  • Willington Springs
  • Wichman
Census-designated places

Locations previously posted to this location:

  • Wabuska
  • Weed Heights


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County Facts
County seat: Yerington
Organized: November 25, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[3]
Neighboring Counties
Churchill  • Douglas  • Mineral  • Mono (CA)  • Ormsby  • Storey  • Washoe  • Carson City (Independent City)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NevadaLyonCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Nv-lyon.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lyon County, Nevada online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Nevada Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Lyon county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 1,837
1880 2,409 31.1%
1890 1,987 −17.5%
1900 2,268 14.1%
1910 3,568 57.3%
1920 4,078 14.3%
1930 3,810 −6.6%
1940 4,076 7.0%
1950 3,679 −9.7%
1960 6,143 67.0%
1970 8,221 33.8%
1980 13,594 65.4%
1990 20,001 47.1%
2000 34,501 72.5%
2010 51,980 50.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

The first enumeration for Nevada before it was a state in 1864, was in the 1850 Census in both New Mexico and Utah Territories, but the area had not been divided into counties. Those living there may be in the Utah 1851 Census. For 1860, Nevada was again enumerated in New Mexico and Utah Territories. [6] A partial state census exists for Nevada in 1862 and 1863 and a full state census exists for 1875. [7] See links listed below.

State and Territory Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Nevada starting in 1870. Although, those living in south-eastern Nevada in 1870 may be enumerated in Utah or Arizona because of disputed boundaries with Nevada.[8] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Nevada Census.

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

Online Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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

Online Land Records


For more information see Nevada Land and Property

Local Histories

County histories may include biographies of early settlers and residents, church and school information, and local military regiments at the time of publication.

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

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

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Nevada Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korea War

Vietnam War

Other Conflicts

For further information see Nevada Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers

For more information see Nevada Newspapers.

Nevada Newspapers Online

Nevada Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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.

School Records

Tax Records

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

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

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

Fort Churchill Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Fernley, Nevada
Website

Nevada State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 20666
Reno, NV 89515-0666
Website

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

Nevada Historical Society
1650 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503
Telephone: 775-688-1190
Fax: 775-688-2917
Website

Tri-State Genealogical Society
ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA
PO Box 21902
Bullhead City, AZ 86439
Website


Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK)
Nevada Genealogy Network

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/lyon/ accessed 3/27/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Nevada. Page 442. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 428.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon County, Nevada," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County%2C_Nevada accessed 17 March 2017.
  6. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 211.
  7. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 437. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 422. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 212.
  9. 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).
  10. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  11. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).