Nevada Probate Records

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Probate court actions before 1861 were recorded in Utah Territory courts. Most, if not all, of the existing records from this period are now at the Nevada State Library and Archives (see the “Archives and Libraries” section of this outline).

Territorial probate courts were established in 1861 but were abolished in 1864 when Nevada became a state. The existing territorial probate records are now at the Nevada State Library and Archives. The state library also has an index to the supporting documents for the 1855 to 1864 probate courts.

The district courts in each county now have jurisdiction over the estates of deceased persons. You can obtain copies of the records, such as judgment rolls, bonds, and wills, by contacting the clerk of the district court in each county. The Family History Library does not have copies of the probate records of Nevada.