Nevada Church Records

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The four largest religious groups in Nevada before 1900 were:

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
  • 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).

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 
Historical Department
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
50 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
1-800-406-1830
Telephone: 801-240-2785
Fax: 801-240-1845
http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library

Methodist 
United Methodist Archives Center
Drew University Library
PO Box 127
Madison, New Jersey 07940-0127
Phone: 973-408-3189
FAX: 973-408-3909
Internet: 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 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
Telephone: 702-735-3500
Fax: 702-735-8941

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

http://www.lasvegas-diocese.org/index.php

Diocese of Reno
290 S. Arlington
Suite 200
Reno, NV  89501
Phone: 702-329-9274
Fax 702-348-8619

http://www.catholicreno.org/main.htm

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).