History: Nevada was first settled in 1848. It became part of Utah Territory in 1850 and became Nevada Territory in 1861. Nevada became a state in 1864.
Birth records: Some Nevada counties began keeping birth records in 1887. Statewide registration of births began in 1911. Birth records from 1911 to the present can be obtained from the Nevada State Office of Vital Records.
Marriage records: Marriage records in Nevada were kept from the time each county was organized. Copies of marriage records can be obtained from the county recorder where the marriage occurred.
Death records: Some Nevada counties began keeping death records in 1887. Statewide registration of deaths began in 1911. Death records from 1911 to the present can be obtained from the Nevada State Office of Vital Records.
Divorce records: Divorce records can be obtained from the clerk of the district court for the individual county.
Census records: The first federal census available for Nevada is 1860. There are federal censuses publicly available for 1860 (included with Utah), 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, and 1950. There was a state census taken in 1875.
County records: Court, land, probate, naturalization, and tax records were kept by the individual counties.
Other records: Many cities and towns kept newspapers, churches kept records, and there are records of cemeteries, histories, schools, city directories, and other records that can be located by using the city pages on this site. Records specific to minority groups can be found in the Minority Records section.
All records: Use the links on this site to locate the online indexes and images of many of the records listed above.