Nevada Archives and Libraries

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The archives, libraries, and societies listed below have collections or services helpful to researchers.

Nevada State Library and Archives
Division of Archives and Records
100 North Steward Street
Carson City, NV 89701-4285
Telephone: (800) 922-2880 (in-state)
Fax (775) 684-3311

The Nevada State Library and Archives has the territorial records for Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territory. A guide to these records is Marion Ellison, An Inventory and Index to the Records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861 (Reno, Nevada: The Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984; FHL book 979.3 R2e). The records described in this guide include deeds and mining, court and probate records.

National Archives—Pacific Sierra Region (San Bruno)
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-2350
Telephone: (650) 876-9001
Fax: (650) 876-9233

Web site:

National Archives—Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel)
24000 Avila Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-3497
(Serves Clark County, Nevada)
Telephone: 949-360-2641
Fax: 949-360-2624

Nevada State Genealogical Society
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20666
Reno, NV 89515-0666

Nevada Historical Society
1650 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503
Phone: (775) 688-1190
Fax: (775) 688-2917

Nevada State Museum and Historical Society
700 Twin Lakes Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Telephone: 702-486-5205
Fax: 702-486-5172

University of Nevada, Reno
Special Collections
Mail Stop 322
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0044
Telephone: 775-784-4636

To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Nevada counties, use the seven inventories of county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Copies of these inventories are available at the Family History Library.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 457001
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7001
Telephone: (702) 895-2286

The library has a historical section with indexes to microfilms of historical information. The index can be viewed by clicking here.