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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Nevada County, California|Nevada County]]''
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Guide to '''Nevada County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Nevada County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br><br> {{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Nevada County  
 
| county = Nevada County  
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| state = California
 
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| founded date = April 25
 
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| seat = Nevada city  
 
| seat = Nevada city  
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| building address =  Nevada County Courthouse<br>&nbsp;950 Maidu Ave<br> Nevada City, CA 95959<br> Phone 530.265.1221  
 
| building address =  Nevada County Courthouse<br>&nbsp;950 Maidu Ave<br> Nevada City, CA 95959<br> Phone 530.265.1221  
 
[http://www.nevadacityca.gov/content/county-courthouse '''Nevada County Website'''] }}  
 
[http://www.nevadacityca.gov/content/county-courthouse '''Nevada County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Nevada County, California Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nevada County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nevada County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nevada County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nevada County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Nevada County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nevada County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''25 April 1851: '''Nevada County was created from [[Yuba County, California|Yuba]] County. '''County seat:''' Nevada City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''25 April 1851: '''Nevada County was created from [[Yuba County, California Genealogy|Yuba]] County. '''County seat:''' Nevada City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named after the mining town of Nevada City, a name derived from the term "Sierra Nevada." The word nevada is Spanish for "snowy" or "snow-covered." The county seat Nevada City and the county was created April 25, 1851. The County is located in the east central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Nevada County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_County,_California 05/04/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
 
'''1856 and 1863:''' Courthouse burned twice and many records were damaged.  
 
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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==== Records Loss  ====
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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'''1856 and 1863:''' Courthouse burned twice and many records were damaged.
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Placer County, California|Placer]]  
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*[[Placer County, California Genealogy|Placer]]  
*[[Sierra County, California|Sierra]]  
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*[[Sierra County, California Genealogy|Sierra]]  
*[[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Washoe County, Nevada Genealogy|Washoe County, Nevada]]  
*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba]]
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*[[Yuba County, California Genealogy|Yuba]]
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/nv/bioindex.html Nevada County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/nevada/bios.html Index to Nevada County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/ncbiography.html Selected Nevada County Biographies] (CAGenWeb Project)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Nevada }}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Nevada, California''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=211&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/nccem.html California GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/nevada/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/nevada.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|448136|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Nevada+California&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=211 Findagrave.com]
  
=== Bible Records  ===
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Nevada&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
=== Biography  ===
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Nevada  California Cemetery Records]
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=== Census  ===
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The following web sites may have additional information on Nevada  County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
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*1850 - 1960 - {{RecordSearch|1985807|California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Census  ====
  
 
{{Census|California}}  
 
{{Census|California}}  
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== Church History and Records  ====
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Grass Valley
 
*Grass Valley
  
=== Court Records  ===
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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===== Germans  =====
  
=== Crime and Criminals ===
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
=== Directories ===
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==== Genealogy ====
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
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==== History ====
  
==== Germans  ====
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{{CA History Intro}}
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*'''1867''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/nevada/bean.html Bean’s History and Directory of Nevada County, 1867] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1891''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/nevada/history/1891/memorial/nevadaco25nms.txt Memorial And Biographical History Of Northern California] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/ncpioneer_top.html Nevada County Pioneers] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/ncdiaries.html Nevada County Pioneer Diaries] - available at the Searls Historical Library in Nevada City. (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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==== Land and Property ====
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/data/ncminers.html Alphabetical Index of Mining Claims] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/nclots/nclots-1.html Original Nevada City Lot owners--1869] CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== History ===
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==== Maps ====
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
  
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Canevada.png|center|300px|Canevada.png]]
  
=== Migration  ===
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>  
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:::*'''''Nevada City Road''''' 1850 branched off the Truckee Trail through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_City,_California Nevada City, California] the most important mining area 1850-1851  
 
:::*'''''Nevada City Road''''' 1850 branched off the Truckee Trail through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_City,_California Nevada City, California] the most important mining area 1850-1851  
 
:::*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn-Emigrant_Gap_State_Highway '''''Auburn Emigrant Road'''''] 1850 believed to be from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_City,_California Nevada City] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn,_California Auburn] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]  
 
:::*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn-Emigrant_Gap_State_Highway '''''Auburn Emigrant Road'''''] 1850 believed to be from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_City,_California Nevada City] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn,_California Auburn] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]  
:::*'''''Henness Pass Road''''' 1850 branched off the Truckee Trail at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdi,_Nevada Verdi, Nevada] headed for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camptonville,_California Camptonville] and steamboat service at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]. In 1860 it became a major route to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comstock_Lode Comstock Lode silver mines] in [[Nevada|Nevada]].  
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:::*'''''Henness Pass Road''''' 1850 branched off the Truckee Trail at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdi,_Nevada Verdi, Nevada] headed for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camptonville,_California Camptonville] and steamboat service at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]. In 1860 it became a major route to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comstock_Lode Comstock Lode silver mines] in [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]].  
 
:*'''''[[Central Pacific Railroad]]''''' reached Nevada County in 1866. Tracks completed 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
 
:*'''''[[Central Pacific Railroad]]''''' reached Nevada County in 1866. Tracks completed 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/nv/1883pensioners.html Nevada County List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/nevada/military.html Nevada County Military Records] - Includes veterans of the Civil War, Draft Registration for World War I, and Army Enlistees for World War II. (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[4th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|4th Regiment, California Infantry&nbsp;(Union)]], Company I
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:- [[5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company C
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist3.html#Nevada Nevada County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/data/ncnats.html Excerpts of Naturalization Record Cards at the Searls Historical Library] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Nevada}}
  
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=63&ci=24394 Reno, Nevada newspapers] going back to 1870 that may include residents from Nevada County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=63&ci=24394 Reno, Nevada newspapers] going back to 1870 that may include residents from Nevada County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
=== Obituaries  ===
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/nv/obitindex.html Index to Nevada County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/nevada/obits.html Index to Nevada County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
=== Repositories  ===
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1782 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1833 – 1991''' {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/data/ncwills.html Index to Selected Will Books at Searls Historical Library] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
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==== County Courthouse ====
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums =====
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[https://www.nevadacountyhistory.org/searls-historical-library.html '''Searls Historical Library''']<br>
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161 Nevada City Hwy<br>Nevada City, CA 95959<br>
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(530) 265-5910
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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===== County Courthouse  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Nevada City California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Nevada City California Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== Societies  ===
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==== Societies  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
=== Taxation  ===
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{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/nv/birthnotindex.html Nevada County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Birth ====
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1854 - 1885''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*'''1960 - 1985''' - {{RecordSearch|1949339|California Marriage Index, 1960-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/nv/marrnotindex.html Nevada County Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/data/ncmarrs.html Early Nevada County Marriage Certificates] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
==== Marriage ====
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===== Divorce =====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Divorce ====
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===== Death =====
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*'''1905 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1932433|California Death Index, 1905-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Death ====
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==== Voting Registers ====
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
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'''Nevada County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 176<br> Cedar Ridge, CA 95924<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cancgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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'''Nevada County Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 1300<br> Nevada City 95959<br>[http://www.nevadacountyhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Truckee-Donner Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 893<br> Truckee, CA. 96160<br>[http://truckeehistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Doris Foley Library for Historical Research'''<br> 211 N. Pine Street<br> Nevada City, CA 95959<br> Open Wed - Sat 10-4 <br> (530) 265-4606<br> [http://www.ncfol.org/doris-foley-library-for-historical-research.html Website]<br><br>
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=== Voting Registers  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Websites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/nevada-county/ Nevada County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/ Nevada County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/ Nevada County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Nevada/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Nevada/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/nevada/nevada.html USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/nevada/nevada.html USGenWeb Archives
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/nevada/nevada.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3ACalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Anevada  FamilySearch Catalog]
*{{FHL|206719|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/nv/ Nevada County, Nevada Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Nevada-County.htm Nevada County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
{{reflist}}  
 
{{reflist}}  

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United States
California
Nevada County

Guide to Nevada County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Location in the state of California
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Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 25, 1851
County Seat Nevada city
Courthouse
CaliforniaNevadaCourthouse.jpg
Address Nevada County Courthouse
 950 Maidu Ave
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone 530.265.1221

Nevada County Website


County Information

Nevada County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1856 1851 1850 1856 1880

County Courthouse

Nevada County Courthouse
 950 Maidu Ave
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone 530.265.1221


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1873
marriage and land records from 1856
probate and court records from 1880[2]

Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Nevada County, California

Parent County

25 April 1851: Nevada County was created from Yuba County. County seat: Nevada City [3]

Description

The county was named after the mining town of Nevada City, a name derived from the term "Sierra Nevada." The word nevada is Spanish for "snowy" or "snow-covered." The county seat Nevada City and the county was created April 25, 1851. The County is located in the east central area of the state.[4]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

1856 and 1863: Courthouse burned twice and many records were damaged.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Nevada, California online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See California Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Nevada County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Nevada County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about California denominations, view the California Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Grass Valley

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Nevada County, California Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section California Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Nevada County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[5][6]

Military History and Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Nevada County, California Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Nevada County, California Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company G
- 4th Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company I
- 5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company C
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Nevada County, California Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno, Nevada newspapers going back to 1870 that may include residents from Nevada County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Searls Historical Library
161 Nevada City Hwy
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-5910

County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies

Taxation

California tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page California Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records. The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder. See also How to order California Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Nevada County Genealogical Society
PO Box 176
Cedar Ridge, CA 95924
Website

Nevada County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1300
Nevada City 95959
Website

Truckee-Donner Historical Society
P.O. Box 893
Truckee, CA. 96160
Website

Doris Foley Library for Historical Research
211 N. Pine Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
Open Wed - Sat 10-4
(530) 265-4606
Website


Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nevada County, California. Page 86 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Nevada County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_County,_California 05/04/2017.
  5. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).