Nevada Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  



Project 9: U.S.—Nevada

Explore research in Nevada.


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Goal 1: Learn about Nevada research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Nevada ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Nevada research strategies.
    FS—Basic Nevada Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Nevada research on Ancestry.
    AC—Nevada Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Nevada research.
    AC—Nevada State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Nevada Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Nevada Record Finder





Goal 2: Learn about Nevada archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nevada archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nevada archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Nevada Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Nevada state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Nevada.
  4. Explore the Nevada Dept. of Archives collection.
  5. Explore the Cooperative Libraries Automated Network collection.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Nevada genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  7. Search for free online books on Nevada research on the FamilySearch site.
  8. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Nevada city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nevada city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Directories
  2. Explore Nevada city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Nevada city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Nevada historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Nevada city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about Nevada vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nevada vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nevada vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Nevada Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Nevada Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Nevada vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Nevada birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Nevada birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Explore additional links for Nevada vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Nevada birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Nevada marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for Nevada marriage records.
  2. Explore additional links for Nevada marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  3. Explore the Western States Historical Marriage Records Index.
  4. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Nevada death records.
  5. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Nevada obituaries.
  6. Find additional resources for Nevada obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore Nevada death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  8. Explore additional links for Nevada death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Nevada census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Nevada censuses in this article.
    FS—Nevada Census
  2. Learn about Nevada census records.
    Census Records for Nevada
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Nevada state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for Nevada census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Nevada census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about Nevada voting registers in this article.
    FS—Nevada Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Nevada church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nevada church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Nevada church records in this article.
    FS—Nevada Church Records
  2. Learn about Nevada church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Nevada Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Nevada church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Nevada cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Nevada cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Nevada Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Nevada cemetery records.
  3. Search for Nevada cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Nevada cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Nevada cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the Nevada Linkpendium site.


Goal 5: Learn about Nevada emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nevada emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nevada emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Nevada migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Nevada immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Nevada military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nevada military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to nevada military records.
    nevada Military Records
  2. Learn about Nevada military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Military Records
  3. Explore Nevada military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Nevada military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Nevada military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Nevada military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Nevada probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nevada probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nevada probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Nevada Probate Records
  2. Learn about Nevada land and property records.
    FS—Nevada Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Nevada land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Nevada Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Nevada land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Nevada court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nevada court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Court Records
  2. Learn about Nevada court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Nevada Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Nevada maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nevada maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nevada maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Maps
  2. Learn about Nevada maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Nevada Maps
  3. Learn about Nevada gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Gazetteers

B. Explore Nevada maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Nevada maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Nevada.
  3. Explore historical Nevada maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Nevada maps.




Goal 9: Learn about Nevada newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nevada newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nevada newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Newspapers
  2. Learn about Nevada newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Nevada Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Nevada newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Nevada historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Nevada newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Nevada newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Nevada newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Nevada newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Nevada newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Nevada newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Nevada research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Nevada.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Nevada County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Nevada.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Nevada Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Nevada research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Nevada Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Nevada Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the U.S. West Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Nevada.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Nevada research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Nevada research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Nevada research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Nevada research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Nevada research.

C. Learn about Nevada genealogy and historical societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Nevada in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nevada Societies
  2. Explore the Nevada State Genealogical Society site.
  3. Explore the Indiana Historical Society site.
  4. Explore Nevada genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Nevada Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Churchill    L Clark    L Douglas    Ancestry    L Elko    L Esmeralda    L Eureka    L
Humboldt    L Lander    L Lincoln    L Lyon    A    L Mineral    L Nye    L
Pershing    L Storey    A    L Washoe    A    L White Pine    L