Nevada Genealogy Resources

Nevada is another one of the western states with some land mass, but a relatively low population. It also only has 16 counties and one independent city, so if online resources are found, they will be included in this list.

The very first stop on your visit to Nevada records must be the FamilySearch research wiki for Nevada. The reason for this is that there are a number of extinct counties that might hold records you are seeking. Some of those counties were in Utah and New Mexico, so understanding the history of Nevada is critical for research success. Scroll down the wiki page past the county map and current county list until you see extinct/former counties.

Cyndi’s List – Nevada

GenWed – Free Nevada marriage records online

Linkpendium – Nevada – There are both statewide links and links to individual counties here. Free to us.

Nevada Digital Newspaper Project

Nevada Genealogy – Access Genealogy

Nevada Genealogy and History

Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records – Digital Collections

Online Nevada Death Records, Indexes & Obituaries

RAOGK – Nevada Genealogy – Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records

University of Nevada, Reno – Digital Collections Online

UNR Library – Photographs Collection

UNLV – Digital Collections

Carson City

Carson City Historical Society


Churchill County Museum & Archives

Clark County

Clark County USGenWeb

Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society


Douglas County Historical Society


Elko County, Nevada Genealogy & History – Genealogy Trails


There appear to be a number of (mostly historical) societies in Nevada that have no website. If you are researching a particular county, take a minute to see if there is a society with a street address and/or phone number.

Centennial Las Vegas Genealogy Society

Goldfield Historical Society

Historical Society of Dayton Valley Nevada

Las Vegas Historical Society

Nevada Historical Society

Happy Hunting!

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