Nevada, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005 .
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|Nevada, United States|
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|Location of Nevada|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
- 1 What Is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What Is in This Collection?
This collection includes an index to marriages from the Nevada State Health Division, Office of Vital Records for the years 1956 to 2005.
The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The index may include the following information:
- Name of bride and groom
- Marriage date and place
- Registration date and place
- Type of Officiator
- Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number
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 names of the bride and groom.
- The marriage date.
Search the Index
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.
- 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 to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
- Use the information to find additional 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?
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of Nevada, United States Genealogy.
- Search in the Nevada Archives and Libraries.
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 Marriage Index, 1956-2005." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005." Database. Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007. Citing Nevada State Health Division, Carson City, and Clark County Marriage Bureau, Las Vegas.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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