Washoe County, Nevada Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
1861--Washoe County was created 25 November 1861 as an original county. County seat: Reno 
|Andys Place||Franktown||Martin||Phil||Smoke Creek||Verdi|
|Border Town||Gerlach||Mogul||Pleasant Valley||Spanish Springs||Vista|
|Copperfield||Golden Valley||Nashville||Raleigh Heights||Steamboat||Wadsworth|
|Crystal Bay||Grand View Terrace||New Washoe City||Reederville||Sundown Town||Washoe City|
|Deep Hole||Hafed||Nixon||Reno||Sun Valley||Wedekind|
|Dodge||Hidden Valley||North Valley||Reynard||Sutcliffe||West Reno|
|Empire||Incline village||Olinghouse||Sand Pass||Swedes Place||Wimer Place|
|Fleish||Lemmon Valley||Patrick||Sheepshead||Tyrolian Village|
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The following web sites have entries for people buried in Placer County. None have complete lists:
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Washoe, Nevada, look at the list of records for Cemeteries. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.
US Vol. 21 page 4 - Washoe Cemetery, Washoe
Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog - Place Search for the appropriate town in Washoe County.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
Currently the 2nd Judicial District Court, State of Nevada, Washoe County, handles divorce and probate as well as other court matters.
The Washoe County Recorder handles land records.
The grantor/grantee index on this web site allows searches of public records from 19 November 1991 to the present. Available images are "unofficial" copies only to comply with the statutory charges of $1.00 per page.
Our records, by statute, are indexed in alphabetical order by name (last name, space, first name; no comma). You will need at least one of the parties' names and approximate date of the transaction to do a search. You may also search for information by a specific field or combination of fields presented here. This will help you limit your search. You will not be able to search by address, legal description or tax parcel number on this index. For additional information by tax parcel number please contact the Washoe County Assessor at 775-328-2277 or visit their website at www.co.washoe.nv.us/assessor/. For official copies or certified copies of documents or inquiries on documents prior to 11/19/1991 please contact our office in Reno at 775-328-3660. You may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It may be possible that the document you are researching is not recorded with this office.
To search through the records, you must first register. Please register by clicking on the Register link above. After you register, a one-time validation email will be sent to the email address you provided. By opening the email and clicking on the link, you will then be able to access the records search screen. If you are already registered, click below.
The Nevada State Library and Archives has marriage licenses for Washoe County from 1862 to 1872. The original marriage certificate registers are in the county recorder's office and have not been microfilmed by the Family History Library.
3,775 marriages from 13 Apr 1862 to 11 Jan 1919 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.
Societies and Libraries
Nevada State Genealogical Society
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20666
Reno, NV 89515-0666
Nevada Historical Society
1650 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).