Nevada Census

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Additional Information may be found on the United States Census Portal page.

Availability

Many federal census records are at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. The "Census" section of the United States Research Outline provides more detailed information about these records.

The Family History Library has the U.S. federal censuses of Nevada for 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. The 1890 census was destroyed, but the 1890 Union veterans schedule and index are available at the Family History Library.

Statewide census indexes are available for the 1870, 1880, and 1910 censuses in book, microfilm, and microfiche format. Soundex (phonetic) indexes are on microfilm for the 1900, 1920 and 1930 censuses.

The 1870 and 1880 mortality schedules are at the Nevada Historical Society. The Family History Library has indexes to the 1870 and 1880 mortality schedules.



Historical Background

1848--Nevada was part of the area ceded by Mexico to the United States.

1850--When Utah Territory was organized, almost all of present-day Nevada was included except the southern tip, which wsa then part of the New Mexico Territory.

1861--Congress created Nevada Territory.  In 1862 the territory was enlarged by shifting the eastern boundary.

1863--Nevada became a state.  In 1866 and 1867 more easter land was gained from Utah Territory, and the southern tip was acquired from Arizona Territory.

Indexes

Special Censuses

State Censuses

Territorial and State The 1850 and 1860 federal censuses and the 1850 and 1860 mortality schedules for Utah Territory include present-day Nevada. The Family History Library has copies of the schedules and the indexes to them.

Copies of an 1862 territorial census are available at the Nevada Historical Society, the Nevada State Library and Archives. This census includes Douglas, Lyon, Ormsby, Storey, and Washoe counties, and part of Humboldt County. The schedules have been filmed and are available at several Nevada repositories. The information in this census varies with each county.

The Nevada State Library and Archives also has a census for Lander County for 1863.

The 1875 state census and index are available at the Nevada State Library and Archives, University of Nevada—Reno and the Nevada Historical Society. The Family History Library has a copy of the schedules for 14 counties (FHL Fiche 6016536-53) and a microfiche index.


Territorial Censuses

Web Sites

Ancestry:  http://www.ancestry.com

Heritage Quest Online:  http://www.heritagequestonline.com

Census Online:  http://www.census-online.com/links/NV/

Genealogy Today:  http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/nv/census.html

Access Genealogy:  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/nevada.htm

http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/shpo/NVCensus/FindPeople/year.asp

http://www.census-online.com/links/NV/Clark/

http://www.censusfinder.com/nevada.htm


Bibliographic Citations

Nevada Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.