Nevada Fast Facts and Key Resources

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nevada facts resources


Statehood: 1864

First federal census: 1850

Statewide birth and death records begin: 1911

Statewide marriage records begin: 1969

Public-land state Counties: 16

Contact for vital records:
Office of Vital Statistics, Nevada Department of Health & Human Services,

4150 Technology Way, Ste. 104, Carson City,

NV 89706, (775) 684-4242


Web Sites

Cyndi’s List Nevada

Mountain West Digital Library

Nevada GenWeb Project 

Nevada State Digital Archives



History of Hispanics in Southern Nevada by M.L. Miranda (University of Nevada Press) 

Nevada Guide to Genealogical Records by Diane E. Greene (Clearfield Co.) 

Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary by Helen S. Carlson (University of Nevada Press)

The Silver State by James W. Hulse (University of Nevada Press)


Archives & Organizations

Clark County Genealogical Society
280 S. Green Valley Pkwy., Henderson, NV
89125, (702) 225-5838

National Archives at Riverside
23123 Cajalco Road, Perris, CA 92570,
(951) 956-2000

National Archives at San Francisco
Leo J. Ryan Federal Building, 1000 Commodore Dr.,
San Bruno, CA 94066, (650) 238-3501

Nevada Bureau of Land Management
1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502,
(775) 861-6400

Nevada Historical Society
1650 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89503, (775) 688-1190 

Nevada State Library and Archives
100 N. Stewart St., Carson City, NV 89701,
(775) 684-3313

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Special Collections
4505 Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154,
(702) 895-2234