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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pershing County, Nevada|Pershing County]]
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Pershing County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Pershing-County-Nevada-Courts.htm Pershing County Courthouse]<br>400 Main St; PO Box 820<br>Lovelock, NV 89419-0820<br>Phone: 775.273.2208 <br>
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County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1919<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pershing County, Oregon page 443, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Parent County  ====
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The county was named after General John J. Pershing. It's county seat is Lovelock and was founded 1919.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pershing County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pershing_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.</ref> It is located in the North-central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/pershing/ accessed 3/27/2017.</ref>
  
'''1919--'''Pershing County was created 18&nbsp;March 1919&nbsp;from [[Humboldt County, Nevada|Humboldt]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Lovelock <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NV Courthouse Intro|Pershing}}
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Pershing County Courthouse<br>400 Main St <br> PO Box 820<br>Lovelock, NV 89419-0820<br>Phone: 775.273.2208<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Pershing-County-Nevada-Courts.htm Pershing County Website] <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1919. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pershing County, Oregon page 443, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Pershing 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), Pershing County, Nevada. Page 442. {{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" | '''[[Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1919
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| width="13%" align="center" |1919
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| width="13%" align="center" |1919
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| width="13%" align="center" |1919
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| width="13%" align="center" |1850
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Pershing County, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Pershing County, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Pershing County, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NV Boundary Changes Intro|Pershing}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 18 March 1919 from [[Humboldt County, Nevada Genealogy|Humboldt]]
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*'''County Seat:''' Lovelock <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 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>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NV Populated Places Intro|Pershing}}
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pershing County, Nevada," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pershing_County%2C_Nevada accessed 18 March 2017.</ref>
  
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Some of the unincorporated areas  may be considered  [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_town ghost towns]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovelock,_Nevada Lovelock] (county seat)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazuma,_Nevada Mazuma]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mill_City,_Nevada Mill City]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_Valley,_Nevada Grass Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River_Ranch,_Nevada Humboldt River Ranch]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imlay,_Nevada Imlay]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unionville,_Nevada Unionville]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dun_Glen,_Nevada Dun Glen/Chafey]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etna_(site),_Nevada Etna]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_City,_Nevada Humboldt City]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester,_Nevada Rochester]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scossa,_Nevada Scossa]
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* Seven Troughs</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_City,_Nevada Star City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon,_Nevada Vernon]</div>
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Other locations reported as being in Pershing County:
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| Arabia  
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| Granite Point  
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* Arabia
| Kodak
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* Colado
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mill_City,_Nevada Mill City]  
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* Cosgrave
| Perth
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* Fitting
| Rye Patch
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* Granite Point
| Tungsten
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* Humboldt
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* Kodak
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* Kyle Hot Springs
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* Lower Rochester
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* Nightingale
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* Oreana
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* Panama
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* Perth
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* Placerites
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* Poker Brown
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* Rye Patch
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* Toulon
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* Trego
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* Tungsten
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* Twain
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* Woolsey
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  March 18,  1919
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|county seat= Lovelock
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|parent county= [[Humboldt County, Nevada Genealogy|Humboldt]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy|Churchill]]
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|county2= [[Humboldt County, Nevada Genealogy|Humbolt]]
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|county3= [[Lander County, Nevada Genealogy|Lander]]
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|county4= [[Washoe County, Nevada Genealogy|Washoe]]</br><center>[[Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NevadaPershingCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Nv-pershing.png|185x185px]]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NV Historical Timeline Intro|Pershing}}
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== Resources ==
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{{NV Resources Intro|Pershing}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NV Bible Intro|Pershing}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NV Biographies Intro|Pershing}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NV Business Records Intro|Pershing}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NV Cemeteries Intro|Pershing}}
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| Colado
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Pershing County, Nevada''' online and in print</center>
| Humboldt
 
| Kyle Hot Springs
 
| Nightingale
 
| Placerites
 
| Scossa
 
| Twain
 
 
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| Cosgrave
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Humboldt City
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Pershing%2C+Lovelock|subject|disp=Lovelock}}
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*[https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=35&GScnty=1973&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
| Oreana
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| Poker Brown
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* [http://www.nvgenweb.org/pershing/ NVGenWeb]
| Toulon
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/nv/pershingarc.htm NVGenWeb Archives]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unionville,_Nevada Unionville]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/pershingcem.html Tombstone Project]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| Fitting
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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>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imlay,_Nevada Imlay]  
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| Lower Rochester
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* {{FHL|583970|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| Panama
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pershing+Nevada&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Pershing%2C+Rochester|subject|disp=Rochester}}
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| Trego
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| Woolsey
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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=1973 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nevada&county=Pershing&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/nevada-cemetery-records.htm Nevada Cemetery Records]
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The following web site has additional information on Pershing 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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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pershing_County,_Nevada#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1920 |2803
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|1930 |2652
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|1940 |2713
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|1950 |3103
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|1960 |3199
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|1970 |2670 
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|1980 |3408 
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|1990 |4336 
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|2000 |6693
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|2010 |6753
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{{NV Census Intro|Pershing}}
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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]].
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NV Church Intro|Pershing}}
  
*[[Churchill County, Nevada|Churchill]]
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records
*[[Humboldt County, Nevada|Humbolt]]
 
*[[Lander County, Nevada|Lander]]
 
*[[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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:*Lovelock
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NV Court Intro|Pershing}}
  
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]  
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=== Directories ===
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{{NV Directories Intro|Pershing}}
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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>
  
US Vol. 21 page 1 - Big Meadow Cemetery
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NV Emigration Intro|Pershing}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NV Ethnic Groups Intro|Pershing}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NV Funeral Homes Intro|Pershing}}
  
*Lovelock
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NV Genealogies Intro|Pershing}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NV Guardianship Intro|Pershing}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NV Land Intro|Pershing}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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''Online Land Records''
  
==== Maps ====
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*[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
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*'''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>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[Nevada Land and Property]]
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NV Histories Intro|Pershing}}
  
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 2 August 2011).</ref>  
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''Online County Histories''<br>
  
:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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*''Ghosts of Humboldt Region : A Glimpse into Pershing County's Past.'' c1970. By Dave Basso. Sparks, Nevada : Western Print & Pub. Co. Online at [https://archive.org/details/ghostsofhumboldt00bass Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books/about/Ghosts_of_Humboldt_region.html?id=iZs8AAAAIAAJ google Books]; {{WorldCat|655441783|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
:*'''''[[Applegate Trail]]''''' 1846 (avoided the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert]) by leaving the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River] in [[Nevada|Nevada]] early at present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rye_Patch_State_Recreation_Area Rye Reservoir], Nevada and passing through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock_Desert Black Rock Desert] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandango_Pass Fandango Pass] past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Lake_%28Oregon-California%29 Goose Lake] on to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_River_%28California%29 Lost River] and eventually the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_Valley Willamette Valley] in [[Oregon|Oregon]]
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*''The Humboldt Range : 19th Century Mining Camps.'' c1995. By by Alan H. Patera. Lake Grove, Or. : Western Places. Online at [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010747407 Hathitrust]; {{WorldCat|37312952|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
:*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
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*''Rochester, Nevada : the new Tonopah.'' c1997. By by Marianne Babal. Lake Grove, Or. : Western Places. Online at [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010747409 Hathitrust], [https://books.google.com/books/about/Rochester_Nevada.html?id=nbJQAQAAIAAJ Google Books];  {{WorldCat|39860230|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
:*'''''[[Central Pacific Railroad]]''''' since 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>
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*''The Story of Seven Troughs, Pershing County, Nevada: A Little About the Seven Troughs Mining District.'' c1972. By Hugh A. Shamberger. Carson City, Nevada : [s.n.]. Online at [https://books.google.com/books/about/The_story_of_Rochester_Pershing_County_N.html?id=QiRAAAAAIAAJ Google Books],  {{WorldCat|866587092|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NV Maps Intro|Pershing}}
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{{NV Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NV Pershing County}}}}
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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://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Nevada/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Nevada] - maps and atlases of Nevada
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{NV Migration Intro|Pershing}}
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Early migration routes to and from Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy 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 2 August 2011).</ref>
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*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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*'''''[[Applegate Trail]]''''' 1846 (avoided the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert]) by leaving the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River] in [[Nevada, United States Genealogy|Nevada]] early at present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rye_Patch_State_Recreation_Area Rye Reservoir], Nevada and passing through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock_Desert Black Rock Desert] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandango_Pass Fandango Pass] past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Lake_%28Oregon-California%29 Goose Lake] on to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_River_%28California%29 Lost River] and eventually the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_Valley Willamette Valley] in [[Oregon, United States Genealogy|Oregon]]
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*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
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*'''''[[Central Pacific Railroad]]''''' since 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>
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NV Military Intro|Pershing}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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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>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932420|Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''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>
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''World War I''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/greatwar.html Nevada - Soldiers of the Great War]<br>
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''World War II''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/WWII.txt Nevada Casualties of World War II]<br>
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''Korea War''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/korhnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Korea]<br>
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*[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>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/viehnrarc.txt Nevada Military Killed in Action in Vietnam]<br>
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*[http://www.vietvet.org/statewall/nevada/nv.htm The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Nevada]<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/nv-alpha.pdf Vietnam Conflict Casualty Lists - Nevada]<br>
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''Other Conflicts''<br>
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/Mideast.html Nevadans Killed in Action - Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom]
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For further information see [[Nevada Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NV Naturalization Intro|Pershing}}
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'''Online Naturalization Records'''
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*'''1956-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60615 Nevada, Naturalization Petitions, 1956-1991] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NV Newspapers Intro|Pershing}}
  
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=63&ci=24394 Reno newspapers] going back to 1870 that may include residents of Pershing 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 newspapers] going back to 1870 that may include residents of Pershing County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
==== Probate ====
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''Nevada Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nevada GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nevada/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nevada newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Nevada newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Nevada Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[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
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NV Obituaries Intro|Pershing}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NV Other Records Intro|Pershing}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NV Periodicals Intro|Pershing}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NV Probate Intro|Pershing}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{NV Schools Intro|Pershing}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NV Tax Intro|Pershing}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NV Vital Intro|Pershing}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Birth Intro|Pershing}}
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*'''1975 - 2012''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8998 Nevada Birth Index 1975-2012] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Pershing}}
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*'''1809 - 2011''' [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]
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*'''1956 - 2005''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1100 Nevada Marriage Index 1956-2005] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Death Intro|Pershing}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NV Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Pershing}}
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*'''1968 - 2015''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1090 Nevada Divorce Records 1968-2015] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)<.br>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NV Research Facilities Intro|Pershing}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{NV Archives Intro|Pershing}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
Pershing County Library<br>P.O. Box 781<br>1125 Central Avenue <br>Lovelock , Nevada 89419<br>Telephone 775-273-2216<br>[http://www.clan.lib.nv.us/polaris/ www.clan.lib.nv.us/polaris/]  
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:*[[Lovelock Nevada Family History Center]]
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NV Libraries Intro|Pershing}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Pershing County Library'''<br>P.O. Box 781<br>1125 Central Avenue <br>Lovelock , Nevada 89419<br>Telephone: 775-273-2216<br>[http://www.clan.lib.nv.us/polaris/ Website]<br><br>
*[[Lovelock Nevada Family History Center]]
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<br>
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=== Museums ===
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{{NV Museums Intro|Pershing}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NV Societies Intro|Pershing}}
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'''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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'''Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society'''<br>1515 Idaho Street<br>Elko 89801-4021<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 ==
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{{NV Websites Intro|Pershing}}
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*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/pershing/ Pershing County NV GenWeb Project]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|206412|Nevada|Pershing}} - 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
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{NV Research Guides Intro|Pershing}}
  
*[http://www.nvgenweb.org/pershing/ Pershing County NV GenWeb Project]
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== References ==
*{{FHL|Nevada%2C+Pershing|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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[[Category:Nevada Counties]][[Category:Pershing County, Nevada]]

Latest revision as of 00:37, 11 February 2018

United States
Nevada
Pershing County


Guide to Pershing 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 after General John J. Pershing. It's county seat is Lovelock and was founded 1919.[1] It is located in the North-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Pershing County Courthouse
400 Main St
PO Box 820
Lovelock, NV 89419-0820
Phone: 775.273.2208
Pershing County Website

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1919. [3]

Pershing 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
1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 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:[6]

Some of the unincorporated areas may be considered ghost towns

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

Other locations reported as being in Pershing County:

  • Arabia
  • Colado
  • Cosgrave
  • Fitting
  • Granite Point
  • Humboldt
  • Kodak
  • Kyle Hot Springs
  • Lower Rochester
  • Nightingale
  • Oreana
  • Panama
  • Perth
  • Placerites
  • Poker Brown
  • Rye Patch
  • Toulon
  • Trego
  • Tungsten
  • Twain
  • Woolsey


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County Facts
County seat: Lovelock
Organized: March 18, 1919
Parent County(s): Humboldt[7]
Neighboring Counties
Churchill  • Humbolt  • Lander  • Washoe
See County Maps
Courthouse
NevadaPershingCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Nv-pershing.png
Adoption


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Pershing 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 Pershing county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 2,803
1930 2,652 −5.4%
1940 2,713 2.3%
1950 3,103 14.4%
1960 3,199 3.1%
1970 2,670 −16.5%
1980 3,408 27.6%
1990 4,336 27.2%
2000 6,693 54.4%
2010 6,753 0.9%
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. [8] A partial state census exists for Nevada in 1862 and 1863 and a full state census exists for 1875. [9] 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.[10] 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Lovelock

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, Pershing – 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.

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

Humboldt CountyWashoe CountyChurchill CountyLander CountyNV PERSHING.jpg
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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration

Early migration routes to and from Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[11]

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.


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

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

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

Pershing County Library
P.O. Box 781
1125 Central Avenue
Lovelock , Nevada 89419
Telephone: 775-273-2216
Website

Museums

Societies

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

Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society
1515 Idaho Street
Elko 89801-4021

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

Nevada Genealogy Network

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Pershing County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pershing_County,_Nevada 3/27/2017.
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/nev/pershing/ accessed 3/27/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pershing County, Oregon 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), Pershing County, Nevada. Page 442. 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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Pershing County, Nevada," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pershing_County%2C_Nevada accessed 18 March 2017.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 211.
  9. ’'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.
  10. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 212.
  11. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 2 August 2011).
  12. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).