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|
- Harney County, Oregon
- Lake County, Oregon
- Lassen County, California
- Modoc County, California
- Nevada County, California
- Placer County, California
- Sierra County, California
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 at $1.00 per page.
For official copies or questions about documents prior to 19 November 1991, call the Washoe County Recorder's office at 775-328-3660 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Books has some books about the history and people in Washoe County, Nevada. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Washoe County, Nevada, look at the list of records for History. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.
For historical maps,search the following free sites:
• Maps-Historical-Sate of California, the Carlifornia government's site. Links to American Memory (Library of Congress), California Missions, and the State Library
• Perry-Castaneda Map Collection for Nevada
• Historic Map Works can view for free, though this is commercial site
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).