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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Nevada|Nevada]] > Nye County''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Nye County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County ====
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== County Information ==
  
'''1864--'''Nye County was created 16 February 1864 from [[Esmeralda_County,_Nevada|Esmeralda]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Tonopah <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Description ===
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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The county was named in honor of James W. Nye, Governor of Nevada Territory and later United States Senator from Nevada.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Nye County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/nye/ accessed 3/27/2017.</ref> It is located in the south-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Nye County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NV Courthouse Intro|Nye}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Nye County Courthouse'''<br>101 Radar Rd <br> PO Box 1031 <br>Tonopah, NV 89049-1031<br>Phone: 775.482.8127<br>[http://www.nyecounty.net/faq.aspx Nye County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1860. <br>
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County Recorder has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nye County, Nevada page 443. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Nye County, Nevada Record Dates  ===
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{{NV Records Intro}}
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| width="91%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nye County, Nevada. Page 443. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 428.</ref></center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1887
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| width="13%" align="center" |1860
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| width="13%" align="center" |1887
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| width="13%" align="center" |1860
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| width="13%" align="center" |1864
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| width="13%" align="center" |1860
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| width="13%" align="center" |1850
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Nye County, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Nye County, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Nye County, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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== Resources  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NV Boundary Changes Intro|Nye}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 16 February 1864 from [[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy|Esmeralda]]
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*'''County seat:''' Tonopah<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nye County, Nevada page 443. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nevada/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nevada] - shows boundary changes for Nevada Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NV_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Nevada Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NV Populated Places Intro|Nye}}
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Nye County, Nevada," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye_County%2C_Nevada accessed 17 March 2017.</ref>
  
==== Court  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amargosa_Valley,_Nevada Amargosa Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carvers,_Nevada Carvers]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal,_Nye_County,_Nevada Crystal]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currant,_Nevada Currant]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duckwater,_Nevada Duckwater]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadley,_Nevada Hadley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan,_Nevada Manhattan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury,_Nevada Mercury]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_Mountain,_Nevada Round Mountain]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotty's_Junction,_Nevada Scotty's Junction]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunnyside,_Nevada Sunnyside]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tybo,_Nevada Tybo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warm_Springs,_Nevada Warm Springs]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yomba,_Nevada Yomba]</div>
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*Beatty
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*Gabbs</div>
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*Pahrump</div>
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*Tonopah (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belmont,_Nevada Belmont]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Claire,_Nevada Bonnie Claire]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullfrog,_Nevada Bullfrog]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin,_Nevada Berlin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cactus_Springs,_Nye_County,_Nevada Cactus Springs]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrara,_Nevada Carrara]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nv/carrara.html |title=Carrara - Nevada Ghost Town |publisher=Ghosttowns.com |date= |accessdate=2016-01-01}}</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Center,_Nevada Gold Center]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ione,_Nevada Ione]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockes,_Nevada Lockes]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyala,_Nevada Nyala]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer,_Nevada Pioneer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potts,_Nevada Potts]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhyolite,_Nevada Rhyolite]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warm_Springs,_Nevada Warm Springs]</div>
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Other locations identified as being in this county or with different links
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* Adaven
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* Ashton
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* Barcelona Summit
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* Basic
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* Brucite
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* Bull Fork
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* Bull Frog
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* Camp Desert Rock
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* Crows Nest
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* Darroughs Hot Springs
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* Farmer Station
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* Flowers Camp
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* Gabbs
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* Golden Arrow
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* Goldyke
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* Grantsville
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* Hot Creek
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* Hot Springs
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* Jefferson
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* Johnnie
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* Labbe Camp
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* Lodi
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* Lodi Tanks
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* Manhattan
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* Manse
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* Mellan
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* Millett
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* Morey
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* Pactolus
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* Pahrump
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* Pritchards Station
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* Ralston
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* Reese River
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* San Pedros
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* Silverbow
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* Springdale
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* Steigmeyer
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* Sugar Bunk
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* Tonopah
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* Valley View
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* Washington
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= February 16,  1864
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|county seat= Tonopah
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|parent county= [[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy|Esmeralda]]<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nye County, Nevada page 443. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy|Churchill]]
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|county2= [[Clark County, Nevada Genealogy|Clark]]
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|county3= [[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy|Esmeralda]]
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|county4= [[Eureka County, Nevada Genealogy|Eureka]]
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|county5= [[Inyo County, California Genealogy|Inyo (CA)]]
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|county6= [[Lander County, Nevada Genealogy|Lander]]
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|county7= [[Lincoln County, Nevada Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county8= [[Mineral County, Nevada Genealogy|Mineral]]
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|county9= [[White Pine County, Nevada Genealogy|White Pine]]</br><center>[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NevadaNyeCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Nv-nye.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
  
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==== Maps  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NV Historical Timeline Intro|Nye}}
  
==== Military  ====
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*Until 1821 -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]]. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.
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*In 1821 -&nbsp;[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Nevada. Records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.
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*18 Aug 1846 - During the war with [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]], the US took control of Santa Fe and proclaimed sovereignty over the land that later became the [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>Williams 108-110</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration], the Mexico [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives]] and the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/about-the-archivess New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
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*4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] ceded all of present day [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]].<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration], the Mexico [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives]] and the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/about-the-archives New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
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*9 Jan 1852 - New Mexico redefined the boundaries of previous counties and created new ones to cover all the land within its territory. The land that would someday be southern Nye County was once part of [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos]], [[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan]] (1861-1862 only), [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba]], [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Ana]], [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Bernalillo]], [[Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy|Valencia]], and [[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|Socorro]] counties of New Mexico.<ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 292</ref> Look for records in [http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana County], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico Socorro County], [http://www.bernco.gov/ Bernalillo], [http://www.rio-arriba.org/ Rio Arriba], [http://www.taoscounty.org/ Taos], and [http://www.co.valencia.nm.us/ Valencia] counties.
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*24 Feb 1863 - The US created the [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] Territory from the western half of [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162</ref> All previous counties were discontinued for this new territory. Look for records in the [http://www.azlibrary.gov/ Arizona State Library] and [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/about-the-archives New Mexico State Records Center and Archives]
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*10 Nov 1864 - Mohave County was created as one of the four original counties in Arizona.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <ref>Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25</ref> This county named for the Mojave Indians. Look for records in [http://www.mohavecounty.us/ Mohave County].
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*22 December 1865 - Pah-Ute County was created by Arizona out of the north part [[Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy|Mohave County]].<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1865, 2d assy. pp.
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19-20</ref> Look for records in [http://www.mohavecounty.us/ Mohave County].
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*18 January 1867 - A large portion of [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona Genealogy|Pah-Ute County]] and a smaller portion of [[Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy|Mohave County]] was given to [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]] by the US government.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 14, ch. 73[1866]/p. 43; Sacks, 25; Van Zandt, p. 158, 165</ref> Nevada used the land to increase Lincoln and Nye counties. Utah opposed this transfer of land by creating [[Rio Virgin County, Utah Genealogy|Rio Virgin County]] which extended out of Utah, covering a large portion of southern Lincoln and Nye counties. Arizona opposed loosing this land, twice petitioned Congress for repeal of the law. Up thru 1868, representatives from Pah-Ute county attended the Arizona legislature. Look for records in [http://www.mohavecounty.us/ Mohave County AZ], [[Washington County, Utah Genealogy|Washington County UT]], [[Lincoln County, Nevada Genealogy|Lincoln County NV]] and Nye County NV.
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*18 February 1871 - Arizona discontinued Pah-Ute County, finally accepting the loss after exhausting all legal remedies. The remainder of [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona Genealogy|Pah-Ute County AZ]] was restored to [[Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy|Mohave County AZ]].<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1871, 6th assy. p. 87</ref> Look for records in [http://www.mohavecounty.us/ Mohave County AZ]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NV Resources Intro|Nye}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NV Bible Intro|Nye}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{NV Biographies Intro|Nye}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NV Business Records Intro|Nye}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NV Cemeteries Intro|Nye}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Nye County, Nevada''' online and in print</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://theusgenweb.org/nv/nye/nyecems2.html NVGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/nv/nyearc.htm NVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/nyecem.html Tombstone Project]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|343794|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Nye+Nevada&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206402&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Nye&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=35&CScnty=1972 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Nevada/Nye-County?id=county_1972 Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nevada-cemetery-records.htm Nevada Cemetery Records]
  
== References ==
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nevada Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
[[Category:Nye_County,_Nevada]]
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The following web site has additional information on Nye county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/NV/index.htm Interment.net] Nevada cemetery records by county.
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===Census Records===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye_County,_Nevada#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 |1087 
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|1880 |1875
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|1890 |1290
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|1900 |1140
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|1910 |7513
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|1920 |6504
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|1930 |3989
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|1940 |3606
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|1950 |3101
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|1960 |4374
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|1970 |5599 
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|1980 |9048 
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|1990 |17781 
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|2000 |32485
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|2010 |43946
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{{NV Census Intro|Nye}}
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====State and Territory Census Records====
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1850 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses.
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Nevada was included in both the 1860 New Mexico and Utah Territory Censuses.
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*'''1860''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3560 Nevada, Compiled Census Index, 1860-1910] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index
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*'''1862-1863''' - [http://www.nvgenweb.org/nvtax.txt 1862-1863 Nevada Territory Tax List] - Index
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*'''1875''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4873 Nevada State Census, 1875] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Nevada starting in 1870.  Although, those living in south-eastern Nevada in 1870 may be enumerated in Utah or Arizona because of disputed boundaries with Nevada.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 212.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Nevada Census]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NV Church Intro|Nye}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NV Court Intro|Nye}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NV Directories Intro|Nye}}
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'''Online Directories'''
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*'''1868-1869''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4741 Nevada Directory 1868-1869] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index only, includes settlers of Nevada<br>
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 +
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 +
{{NV Emigration Intro|Nye}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NV Ethnic Groups Intro|Nye}}
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 +
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 +
{{NV Funeral Homes Intro|Nye}}
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 +
=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{NV Genealogies Intro|Nye}}
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 +
=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{NV Guardianship Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{NV Land Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
''Online Land Records''
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 +
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 +
*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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<br>
 +
For more information see [[Nevada Land and Property]]
 +
 
 +
=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{NV Histories Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
*''Amargosa, Nevada.'' Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 3 (1994-1995) - v. 3, no. 2 (summer 1994). {{WorldCat|26919592|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
 +
*''Bullfrog.'' Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 3 (1994-1995) - v. 3, no. 2 (summer 1994). {{WorldCat|26919592|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
 +
*''Carrara and the Mining Camps of Bare Mountain.'' By Alan H. Patera. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 9, no. 1 = no. 33 (2010).  [http://www.worldcat.org/title/western-places-a-chronicle-of-western-settlement/oclc/769706523?referer=&ht=edition At various libraries(WorldCat)].
 +
*''Funeral Mountains: Mining Camps and Mines.'' By Alan H. Patera.  Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 6 (1999-2002) - v. 6, no. 4 = no. 24 (2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/title/western-places-a-chronicle-of-western-settlement/oclc/769706523?referer=&ht=edition At various libraries(WorldCat)].
 +
*''Gold Mountain, Nevada.''By Alan H. Patera. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 7 (2002-2004) - v. 7, no. 3 = no. 27 (2004).  [http://www.worldcat.org/title/western-places-a-chronicle-of-western-settlement/oclc/769706523?referer=&ht=edition At various libraries(WorldCat)].
 +
*''Mud Springs Station : Nye County, Nevada.'' By Alan H. Patera. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 4 (1995-1996) - v. 4, no. 1 (spring 1995).  [http://www.worldcat.org/title/western-places-a-chronicle-of-western-settlement/oclc/769706523?referer=&ht=edition At various libraries(WorldCat)].
 +
*''Preserving the Glory Days: Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Nye County, Nevada.'' c1981.  By Shawn Hall.  Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press. [https://books.google.com/books/about/Preserving_the_Glory_Days.html?id=YeEG-VoVNKoC Google Books]; {{WorldCat|866100688|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
 +
*''The Reveille District.'' By Alan H. Patera.  Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 8 (2005-2008) - v. 8, no. 4 = no. 32 (2008).  [http://www.worldcat.org/title/western-places-a-chronicle-of-western-settlement/oclc/769706523?referer=&ht=edition At various libraries(WorldCat)].
 +
*''Sagebrush Chronicles [of] Nye County.'' c1972.  By David Basso. Sparks, Nevada : Dave's Print. & Pub.  {{WorldCat|865629994|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
 +
*''Tybo, Nevada.'' By Alan H. Patera.  Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 2 (1993) - v. 2, no. 4 (winter 1993).  [http://www.worldcat.org/title/western-places-a-chronicle-of-western-settlement/oclc/769706523?referer=&ht=edition At various libraries(WorldCat)].
 +
 
 +
''Online County Histories''<br>
 +
*''A History of the Tonopah Area and Adjacent Region of Central Nevada 1827-1941.'' c2011. By Lucile Rae Berg. Tonopah, Nevada : Nye County Press. Online at: [https://archive.org/stream/AHistoryOfTheTonopahAreaAndAdjacentRegionOfCentralNevada1827-1941/tonopah_djvu.txt Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|747252312|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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*''Births, Deaths and Miscellaneous Information: Gleaned from "Round Mountain Nugget", 1908-1909.'' c1964. By Nona Parkin. N.p. : n.p. Online at:  [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE191561 FamilySearch Books Online]; {{WorldCat|866516343|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}. 
 +
*''Historic Legends of Nye and Esmeralda Counties.'' c197?  By Fred S. Cook.  Pahrump, Nev : The Printery. Online at:  [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE4111619 FamilySearch Books Online]; {{WorldCat|9041605|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
 +
 
 +
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{NV Maps Intro|Nye}}
 +
{{NV Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NV Nye County}}}}
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/nevada/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nevada] - shows boundary changes for Nevada Counties
 +
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Nevada/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Nevada] - maps and atlases of Nevada
 +
 
 +
=== Migration ===
 +
{{NV Migration Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{NV Military Intro|Nye}}
 +
==== Online Collections ====
 +
These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Nevada Military Records|Nevada Military Records]].<br><br>
 +
''Civil War''<br>
 +
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932420|Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
 +
*'''1863-1866''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3349 Nevada Civil War Volunteers, 1863-1866] ($) at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index<br>
 +
''World War I''<br>
 +
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/greatwar.html Nevada - Soldiers of the Great War]<br>
 +
''World War II''<br>
 +
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/WWII.txt Nevada Casualties of World War II]<br>
 +
''Korea War''<br>
 +
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/korhnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Korea]<br>
 +
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/nv-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War for Nevada]<br>
 +
''Vietnam War''<br>
 +
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/viehnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Vietnam]<br>
 +
*[http://www.vietvet.org/statewall/nevada/nv.htm The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Nevada]<br>
 +
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/nv-alpha.pdf Vietnam Conflict Casualty Lists - Nevada]<br>
 +
''Other Conflicts''<br>
 +
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/Mideast.html Nevadans Killed in Action - Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom]
 +
For further information see [[Nevada Military Records]].
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 +
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{NV Naturalization Intro|Nye}}
 +
'''Online Naturalization Records'''
 +
*'''1956-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60615 Nevada, Naturalization Petitions, 1956-1991] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index<br>
 +
 
 +
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{NV Newspapers Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
''Nevada Newspapers Online''
 +
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nevada GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
 +
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nevada/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Nevada newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 +
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
 +
''Nevada Newspaper Catalogs''
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 +
 
 +
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{NV Obituaries Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{NV Other Records Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{NV Periodicals Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{NV Probate Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
=== School Records ===
 +
{{NV Schools Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{NV Tax Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{NV Vital Intro|Nye}}
 +
*'''1871 - 1992''' {{RecordSearch|2053817|Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
 
 +
==== Birth ====
 +
{{NV Vital Records - Birth Intro|Nye}}
 +
*'''1975 - 2012''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8998 Nevada Birth Index 1975-2012] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
 +
 
 +
==== Marriage ====
 +
{{NV Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
*'''1809 - 2011''' [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]
 +
*'''1956 - 2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
 +
 
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==== Death ====
 +
{{NV Vital Records - Death Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
[http://members.tripod.com/Cactusgems_Garden/mineralcountydeathindex.htm Records of deaths] and burials in Nye, Esmeralda and Mineral Counties with index. Sources include newspapers and funeral homes.
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{NV Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Nye}}
 +
*'''1968 - 2015''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1090 Nevada Divorce Records 1968-2015] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)<.br>
 +
 
 +
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{NV Research Facilities Intro|Nye}}
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{NV Archives Intro|Nye}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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 +
:*[[Beatty Nevada Family History Center]]
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:*[[Gabbs Nevada Family History Center]]
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:*[[Pahrump Nevada Family History Center]]
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:*[[Smokey Valley Nevada Family History Center]]
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:*[[Tonopah Nevada Family History Center]]
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 +
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{NV Libraries Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
'''Gabbs Community Library'''<br>602 Third St<br>Gabbs, NV 89409<br>Telephone: 775-285-2686<br><br>
 +
 
 +
=== Museums ===
 +
{{NV Museums Intro|Nye}}
 +
'''Central Nevada Museum/Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 326<br>1900 Logan Field Road<br>Tonopah, NV  89049-0326<br>Telephone: 775-482-9676<br> Fax: 775-482-5423<br>E-mail:[mailto:cnmuseum@citlink.net  cnmuseum@citlink.net]<br>
 +
:for research of the history of our area or genealogy
 +
:Free Admission!
 +
:Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
 +
:Saturday 1:00-5:00pm Our facilities are handicapped accessible and a large parking lot is available for all RV's.<br><br>
 +
 
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{NV Societies Intro|Nye}}
 +
 
 +
'''Central Nevada Historical Society'''<br>1900 Logan Field Road<br>P. O. Box 326 <br>Tonopah, NV 89049<br><br>
 +
 
 +
'''Nevada State Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 20666<br>Reno, NV 89515-0666<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 1929<br>Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvccngs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Website]<br><br>
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'''Nevada Historical Society'''<br>1650 North Virginia Street<br>Reno, NV 89503<br>Telephone: 775-688-1190<br>Fax: 775-688-2917<br>[http://nvdtca.org/historicalsociety/ Website]<br><br>
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 +
'''Tri-State Genealogical Society'''<br>ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA<br>PO Box 21902<br>Bullhead City, AZ 86439<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azcanvtsgs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''[https://www.facebook.com/groups/242592445768885/ Nevada Genealogy Network]'''
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 +
== Websites ==
 +
{{NV Websites Intro|Nye}}
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 +
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|206402|Nevada|Nye}} - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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 +
== Research Guides ==
 +
{{NV Research Guides Intro|Nye}}
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 +
== References ==
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<references />
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{{reflist}}
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{{Nevada|Nevada}}
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[[Category:Nevada Counties]][[Category:Nye County, Nevada]]
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[[Category:Extinct Counties of Arizona]]

Latest revision as of 22:02, 20 August 2018

United States
Nevada
Nye County

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


County Information

Description

The county was named in honor of James W. Nye, Governor of Nevada Territory and later United States Senator from Nevada.[1] It is located in the south-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Nye County Courthouse
101 Radar Rd
PO Box 1031
Tonopah, NV 89049-1031
Phone: 775.482.8127
Nye County Website

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1860.
County Recorder has land records.[3]

Nye County, Nevada Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1887 1860 1887 1860 1864 1860 1850
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
  • Beatty
  • Gabbs
  • Pahrump
  • Tonopah (county seat)
Ghost towns

Other locations identified as being in this county or with different links

  • Adaven
  • Ashton
  • Barcelona Summit
  • Basic
  • Brucite
  • Bull Fork
  • Bull Frog
  • Camp Desert Rock
  • Crows Nest
  • Darroughs Hot Springs
  • Farmer Station
  • Flowers Camp
  • Gabbs
  • Golden Arrow
  • Goldyke
  • Grantsville
  • Hot Creek
  • Hot Springs
  • Jefferson
  • Johnnie
  • Labbe Camp
  • Lodi
  • Lodi Tanks
  • Manhattan
  • Manse
  • Mellan
  • Millett
  • Morey
  • Pactolus
  • Pahrump
  • Pritchards Station
  • Ralston
  • Reese River
  • San Pedros
  • Silverbow
  • Springdale
  • Steigmeyer
  • Sugar Bunk
  • Tonopah
  • Valley View
  • Washington


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County Facts
County seat: Tonopah
Organized: February 16, 1864
Parent County(s): Esmeralda[3]
Neighboring Counties
Churchill  • Clark  • Esmeralda  • Eureka  • Inyo (CA)  • Lander  • Lincoln  • Mineral  • White Pine
See County Maps
Courthouse
NevadaNyeCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Nv-nye.png
Adoption


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

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

The following web site has additional information on Nye county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 1,087
1880 1,875 72.5%
1890 1,290 −31.2%
1900 1,140 −11.6%
1910 7,513 559.0%
1920 6,504 −13.4%
1930 3,989 −38.7%
1940 3,606 −9.6%
1950 3,101 −14.0%
1960 4,374 41.1%
1970 5,599 28.0%
1980 9,048 61.6%
1990 17,781 96.5%
2000 32,485 82.7%
2010 43,946 35.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

The first enumeration for Nevada before it was a state in 1864, was in the 1850 Census in both New Mexico and Utah Territories, but the area had not been divided into counties. Those living there may be in the Utah 1851 Census. For 1860, Nevada was again enumerated in New Mexico and Utah Territories. [18] A partial state census exists for Nevada in 1862 and 1863 and a full state census exists for 1875. [19] See links listed below.

State and Territory Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Nevada starting in 1870. Although, those living in south-eastern Nevada in 1870 may be enumerated in Utah or Arizona because of disputed boundaries with Nevada.[20] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Nevada Census.

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Nevada Church Records.

Court Records

Directories

Online Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

The county recorder's office keeps land records once the land was transferred to private ownership. Abstracts and indexes for these records are generally available at the county courthouse.

In the FamilySearch Catalog, land records for Nevada are listed in the Place Search under: NEVADA, Nye – LAND AND PROPERTY

Online Land Records


For more information see Nevada Land and Property

Local Histories

County histories may include biographies of early settlers and residents, church and school information, and local military regiments at the time of publication.

  • Amargosa, Nevada. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 3 (1994-1995) - v. 3, no. 2 (summer 1994). At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Bullfrog. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 3 (1994-1995) - v. 3, no. 2 (summer 1994). At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Carrara and the Mining Camps of Bare Mountain. By Alan H. Patera. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 9, no. 1 = no. 33 (2010). At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Funeral Mountains: Mining Camps and Mines. By Alan H. Patera. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 6 (1999-2002) - v. 6, no. 4 = no. 24 (2002). At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Gold Mountain, Nevada.By Alan H. Patera. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 7 (2002-2004) - v. 7, no. 3 = no. 27 (2004). At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Mud Springs Station : Nye County, Nevada. By Alan H. Patera. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 4 (1995-1996) - v. 4, no. 1 (spring 1995). At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Preserving the Glory Days: Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Nye County, Nevada. c1981. By Shawn Hall. Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press. Google Books; At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • The Reveille District. By Alan H. Patera. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 8 (2005-2008) - v. 8, no. 4 = no. 32 (2008). At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Sagebrush Chronicles [of] Nye County. c1972. By David Basso. Sparks, Nevada : Dave's Print. & Pub. At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • Tybo, Nevada. By Alan H. Patera. Journal Article: Western places : a chronicle of western settlement - v. 2 (1993) - v. 2, no. 4 (winter 1993). At various libraries(WorldCat).

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

Churchill CountyLander CountyEureka CountyWhite Pine CountyMineral CountyEsmeralda CountyClark CountyInyo CountyLincoln CountyNV NYE.jpg
About this image
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Nevada Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korea War

Vietnam War

Other Conflicts

For further information see Nevada Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers

For more information, see Nevada Newspapers.


Nevada Newspapers Online

Nevada Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. They may include the decedent’s date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, etc. See Nevada Probate Records for additional information.

School Records

Tax Records

Nevada tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records. Most tax records can be obtained from the county treasurer or assessor. For more information, see the wiki page Nevada Taxation. The Family History Library does not have copies of Nevada tax records (as of June 2013).

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most Nevada original records can be purchased from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Nevada Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Records of deaths and burials in Nye, Esmeralda and Mineral Counties with index. Sources include newspapers and funeral homes.

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Gabbs Community Library
602 Third St
Gabbs, NV 89409
Telephone: 775-285-2686

Museums

Central Nevada Museum/Historical Society
PO Box 326
1900 Logan Field Road
Tonopah, NV 89049-0326
Telephone: 775-482-9676
Fax: 775-482-5423
E-mail:cnmuseum@citlink.net

for research of the history of our area or genealogy
Free Admission!
Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 1:00-5:00pm Our facilities are handicapped accessible and a large parking lot is available for all RV's.

Societies

Central Nevada Historical Society
1900 Logan Field Road
P. O. Box 326
Tonopah, NV 89049

Nevada State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 20666
Reno, NV 89515-0666
Website

Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society
PO Box 1929
Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929
Website

Nevada Historical Society
1650 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503
Telephone: 775-688-1190
Fax: 775-688-2917
Website

Tri-State Genealogical Society
ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA
PO Box 21902
Bullhead City, AZ 86439
Website

Nevada Genealogy Network

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Nye County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/nye/ accessed 3/27/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Nye County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nye County, Nevada page 443. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nye County, Nevada. Page 443. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 428.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Nye County, Nevada," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye_County%2C_Nevada accessed 17 March 2017.
  6. "Carrara - Nevada Ghost Town". Ghosttowns.com. http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nv/carrara.html. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  7. Williams 108-110
  8. U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
  9. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  10. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  11. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 292
  12. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  13. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  14. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  15. Arizona Territorial Laws 1865, 2d assy. pp. 19-20
  16. U.S. Stat., vol. 14, ch. 73[1866]/p. 43; Sacks, 25; Van Zandt, p. 158, 165
  17. Arizona Territorial Laws 1871, 6th assy. p. 87
  18. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 211.
  19. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 437. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 422. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  20. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 212.