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This Collection will include records from 1862 to 1993.<br>
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== What Is in This Collection? ==
  
The collection consists of images of county marriages from the following counties:  
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The collection consists of images of county marriages for the years 1862 to 1993 from the following counties:  
  
 
*Carson City  
 
*Carson City  
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*White Pine
 
*White Pine
  
This collection does not include marriages from Churchill and Washoe counties. Coverage varies between counties.  
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This collection does not include marriages from Churchill and Washoe counties. Coverage varies from county to county.  Marriages were recorded by the clerk of the district court for each county from the time the county was formed. Persons desiring to marry obtained a license that they presented to the minister or other person authorized to marry, such as a justice of the peace. Once the marriage was performed, the officiator sent a return to the clerk confirming that the marriage had occurred. Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1943751/waypoints Browse].
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===To Browse This Collection===
 
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
Marriages were recorded by the clerk of the district court for each county from the time the county was formed. Persons desiring to marry obtained a license that they presented to the minister or other person authorized to marry, such as a justice of the peace. Once the marriage was performed, the officiator sent a return to the clerk confirming that the marriage had occurred.
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Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.
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The marriage date, place, residence of the bride and groom, and occupations are relatively reliable. Other information, such as age or birthplace, is dependent on the knowledge, memory, and accuracy of the informants, usually the bride and groom.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
 
 
 
[[Nevada, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Nevada,County Marriages DGS 5188309 1058.jpg|thumb|right|Nevada,County Marriages DGS 5188309 1058.jpg]]
 
  
Genealogical facts usually found in the marriage records include the following:  
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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Facts usually found in the '''marriage records''' include the following:  
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Sample Images ===
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the County ⇒ Select the Record Type, Year Range, Volume Number/Letter which takes you to the images.
 
 
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
 
 
 
*The county where the marriage occurred
 
*The name of the person at the time of marriage
 
*The approximate marriage date
 
*The marriage place
 
*The name of the intended spouse
 
 
 
==== Select a County  ====
 
 
 
From the Record Description list select the county where your ancestors were married.
 
 
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
 
 
Fill in the "Search Collection" area with the requested information and click on the "SEARCH" box. The search feature will return a list of possible matches to your supplied information.
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
 
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
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Image:Nevada,County Marriages DGS 5188309 1058.jpg|Sample 1
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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Image:Nevada, County Marriages 1861-1960 (11-0651) DGS 005242035 20.jpg|Sample 2
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
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Image:Nevada, County Marriages 1861-1960 (11-0651) DGS 005188298 45 Index.jpg|Index
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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Click on the image for a larger view.
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=== Coverage Map ===
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/NV_FRM.html Nevada marriages, click here].
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the person.
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*The date of the marriage.
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*The place where the marriage occurred.
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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'''{{RecordSearch|1943751|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
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# Select the '''County'''
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# Select the '''Record Type, Year Range, Volume Number/Letter''' which takes you to the images.
  
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1943751 Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
  
==== Additional Help Locating Your Ancestor  ====
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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'''Remember to:'''
*Check for an index (or a different index). There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.  
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*Whenever possible, look at the original record.  If often has more information than the indexed record.
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
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*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Example Research Log] that you can download and use for this purpose.
  
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
  
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/nvgen.htm Nevada Marriage Records]
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.  
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*[[Nevada Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===  
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county. 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
*[[Nevada|Nevada]]<br>
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[[Nevada Vital Records|Nevada Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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"Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 7 July 2017. County courthouses, Nevada.
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Nevada, United States
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Location of Nevada
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Records
Collection years 1862-1993
FamilySearch Resources
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What Is in This Collection?

The collection consists of images of county marriages for the years 1862 to 1993 from the following counties:

  • Carson City
  • Clark
  • Douglas
  • Elko
  • Esmeralda
  • Eureka
  • Humboldt
  • Lander
  • Lincoln
  • Lyon
  • Mineral
  • Nye
  • Pershing
  • Storey
  • White Pine

This collection does not include marriages from Churchill and Washoe counties. Coverage varies from county to county. Marriages were recorded by the clerk of the district court for each county from the time the county was formed. Persons desiring to marry obtained a license that they presented to the minister or other person authorized to marry, such as a justice of the peace. Once the marriage was performed, the officiator sent a return to the clerk confirming that the marriage had occurred. Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Facts usually found in the marriage records include the following:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name, age, race and birth place
  • Bride's name, age, race and birth place
  • Groom's place of residence
  • Bride's place of residence
  • Names of parents
  • Name of officiator at marriage ceremony
  • Names of witnesses

Collection Content

Sample Images

Click on the image for a larger view.

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Nevada marriages, click here.

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person.
  • The date of the marriage.
  • The place where the marriage occurred.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Record Type, Year Range, Volume Number/Letter which takes you to the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

Remember to:

  • Whenever possible, look at the original record. If often has more information than the indexed record.
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use for this purpose.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 7 July 2017. County courthouses, Nevada.

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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