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The four largest religious groups in Nevada before 1900 were:
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Nevada|Nevada ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Nevada_Church_Records|Church Records]]''
  
* Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
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* Methodist,
 
* Protestant Episcopal,
 
* Roman Catholic.
 
  
For a history of seven major denominations in Nevada, see Leon L. Loofbourow, ''Steeples among the Sage . . .'' (Oakland,California: Lake Park Press, 1964; FHL book 979.3 K2L).
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== Nevada Churches  ==
  
The Family History Library has a few records for some Nevada churches. The largest collection of Nevada church records is for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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The four largest religious groups in Nevada before 1900 were:
  
Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses for help in locating their records:
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*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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*Methodist
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*Protestant Episcopal
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*Roman Catholic<ref>Sydney E. Ahlstrom, ''A Religious History of the American People'' (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972). {{FHL|282712|item|disp=FHL Book 973 K2ah}}.</ref>
  
'''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints''' <br />Historical Department <br />The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints <br />50 East North Temple Street <br />Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400 <br />1-800-406-1830<br />Telephone: 801-240-2785 <br />Fax: 801-240-1845 <br />http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library
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For a history of seven major denominations in Nevada, see:  
  
'''Methodist''' <br />United Methodist Archives Center <br />Drew University Library <br />PO Box 127<br />Madison, New Jersey 07940-0127<br />Phone: 973-408-3189 <br />FAX: 973-408-3909<br />Internet: [mailto:gcah@gcah.org gcah@gcah.org]
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*Loofbourow, Leon L. Loofbourow. ''Steeples among the Sage . . .'' (Oakland,California: Lake Park Press, 1964. {{FHL|216010|item}} book 979.3 K2L
  
'''Protestant Episcopal''' <br />The Nevada Historical Society <br />1650 N. Virginia Street <br />Reno, NV 89503-1799 <br />Phone: (775) 688-1190<br />Fax: (775) 688-2917
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has a few records for some Nevada churches. The largest collection of Nevada church records is for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  
(They have the records for the Nevada Diocese from 1862 to 1969.)
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Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses for help in locating their records:
  
To learn more about the records of the Protestant Episcopal Church, see ''Inventory of the Church Archives of Nevada, Protestant Episcopal Church'' (Reno, Nevada: Historical Records Survey, 1941; FHL book 979.3 K2he; film 1036524 item 2; fiche 6051184).
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=== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) ===
  
'''Roman Catholic''' <br />Diocese of Las Vegas <br />Chancery Office <br />336 Cathedral Way <br />Las Vegas, NV 89109 <br />Telephone: 702-735-3500<br />Fax: 702-735-8941
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Early Nevada LDS ward and branch records&nbsp;are available on microfilm at the&nbsp;Family History Library in Salt Lake City.&nbsp;Find film numbers&nbsp;by searching&nbsp;the Family History Library Catalog, or by refering to:  
  
Mailing Address: <br />P.O. Box 18316 <br />Reno, NV 89114-8316
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*Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. ''Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers''. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain&nbsp;film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple records.
  
http://www.lasvegas-diocese.org/index.php
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For further information regarding how to access Early LDS church records see [[Early Church Membership Records by Susan Easton Black|Early Church Membership Records]] and [[Tracing LDS Ancestors|Tracing LDS Ancestors.]]
  
Diocese of Reno <br />290 S. Arlington<br />Suite 200<br />Reno, NV  89501<br />Phone: 702-329-9274<br />Fax 702-348-8619
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[http://lds.org/churchhistory/library Historical Department <br>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ]<br>50 East North Temple Street <br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400 <br>Phone: (800) 406-1830<br>Phone: (801) 240-2785 <br>Fax: (801) 240-1845
  
http://www.catholicreno.org/main.htm
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=== Methodist  ===
  
To learn more about the records of the Catholic Church, see ''Inventory of the Church Archives of Nevada: Roman Catholic Church'' (Reno, Nevada: Historical Records Survey, 1939; FHL book 979.3 K2hc; film 1036527 item 7; fiche 6051185).
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United Methodist Archives Center <br>Drew University Library <br>PO Box 127<br>Madison,&nbsp;NJ 07940-0127<br>Phone: (973) 408-3189 <br>Fax: (973) 408-3909<br>E-mail: [mailto:gcah@gcah.org gcah@gcah.org]
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=== Protestant Episcopal  ===
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The Nevada Historical Society <br>1650 N. Virginia Street <br>Reno, NV 89503-1799 <br>Phone: (775) 688-1190<br>Fax: (775) 688-2917
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(They have the records for the Nevada Diocese from 1862 to 1969.)
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To learn more about the records of the Protestant Episcopal Church, see:
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*''Inventory of the Church Archives of Nevada, Protestant Episcopal Church'' (Reno, Nevada: Historical Records Survey, 1941. {{FHL|215958|item}} book 979.3 K2he; film 1036524 item 2; fiche 6051184
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=== Roman Catholic  ===
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[http://www.lasvegas-diocese.org/index.php Diocese of Las Vegas]<br>Chancery Office<br>336 Cathedral Way<br>Las Vegas, NV 89109<br>Phone: (702) 735-3500<br>Fax: (702) 735-8941
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Mailing Address:<br>P.O. Box 18316<br>Reno, NV 89114-8316
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark]], [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]], [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] and [[White Pine County, Nevada|White Pine]].<ref name="rome" />
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[https://www.dioceseofreno.org/ Diocese of Reno]<br>290 S. Arlington<br>Reno, NV 89501-1713<br>Archives Phone: (775) 326-9440<br>Fax (775) 348-8619
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Churchill County, Nevada|Churchill]], [[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas]], [[Elko County, Nevada|Elko]], [[Esmeralda County, Nevada|Esmeralda]], [[Eureka County, Nevada|Eureka]], [[Humboldt County, Nevada|Humboldt]], [[Lander County, Nevada|Lander]], [[Lyon County, Nevada|Lyon]], [[Mineral County, Nevada|Mineral]], [[Pershing County, Nevada|Pershing]], [[Storey County, Nevada|Storey]] and [[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe]].<ref name="rome">[http://www.cdeducation.org/oym/connections/dioceseusmap.htm Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America], Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.</ref>
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To learn more about the records of the Catholic Church, see:
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*''Inventory of the Church Archives of Nevada: Roman Catholic Church'' (Reno, Nevada: Historical Records Survey, 1939. {{FHL|215911|item}} book 979.3 K2hc; film 1036527 item 7; fiche 6051185
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== References  ==
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Nevada  Gotoarrow.png  Church Records

Nevada Churches

The four largest religious groups in Nevada before 1900 were:

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Methodist
  • Protestant Episcopal
  • Roman Catholic[1]

For a history of seven major denominations in Nevada, see:

  • Loofbourow, Leon L. Loofbourow. Steeples among the Sage . . . (Oakland,California: Lake Park Press, 1964. FHL Collection book 979.3 K2L

The Family History Library has a few records for some Nevada churches. The largest collection of Nevada church records is for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses for help in locating their records:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)

Early Nevada LDS ward and branch records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Find film numbers by searching the Family History Library Catalog, or by refering to:

  • Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple records.

For further information regarding how to access Early LDS church records see Early Church Membership Records and Tracing LDS Ancestors.

Historical Department
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

50 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
Phone: (800) 406-1830
Phone: (801) 240-2785
Fax: (801) 240-1845

Methodist

United Methodist Archives Center
Drew University Library
PO Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940-0127
Phone: (973) 408-3189
Fax: (973) 408-3909
E-mail: gcah@gcah.org

Protestant Episcopal

The Nevada Historical Society
1650 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503-1799
Phone: (775) 688-1190
Fax: (775) 688-2917

(They have the records for the Nevada Diocese from 1862 to 1969.)

To learn more about the records of the Protestant Episcopal Church, see:

  • Inventory of the Church Archives of Nevada, Protestant Episcopal Church (Reno, Nevada: Historical Records Survey, 1941. FHL Collection book 979.3 K2he; film 1036524 item 2; fiche 6051184

Roman Catholic

Diocese of Las Vegas
Chancery Office
336 Cathedral Way
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 735-3500
Fax: (702) 735-8941

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 18316
Reno, NV 89114-8316

The diocese includes the counties of: Clark, Lincoln, Nye and White Pine.[2]

Diocese of Reno
290 S. Arlington
Reno, NV 89501-1713
Archives Phone: (775) 326-9440
Fax (775) 348-8619

The diocese includes the counties of: Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey and Washoe.[2]

To learn more about the records of the Catholic Church, see:

  • Inventory of the Church Archives of Nevada: Roman Catholic Church (Reno, Nevada: Historical Records Survey, 1939. FHL Collection book 979.3 K2hc; film 1036527 item 7; fiche 6051185

References

  1. Sydney E. Ahlstrom, A Religious History of the American People (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972). FHL Book 973 K2ah.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America, Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.