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Many people today are interested in learning more about their past and their ancestors. As a result Genealogy is one of the most common terms in search engines on the World Wide Web. For those who are new to the world of Genealogy, there are many ways one can find information regarding their ancestors. Some of the most common forms of public records used for genealogy are:
For Birth Records
In the state of Nevada, the Office of Vital Statistics archives birth records as far back as 1911. Note that there is no walk-in service birth records and thus you may be forced to mail in requests.
For Death Records
In Nevada, the department in charge of keeping death records is the Office of Vital Statistics. This office maintains archives of records dating back to 1911.
Few states have grown with the speed that Nevada has over the last few decades, and a large percentage of those people have been older folks looking for a warm and fun place to retire. If you are looking for Nevada obituaries, you will be happy to know that there are several online databases sprinkled throughout the state that can help you find the information you need.
You can start with the Nevada State Library and Archives that has dozens of newspapers from across the state on file for viewing. At press time, only the oldest obits from years past are available to view, but there is an entire team of individuals dedicated to scanning and uploading more and more old newspapers, so check back to this site often. The Las Vegas Review Journal website offers an easily searchable archive that contains obits from 2000-present day.
Heading out into the beautiful small towns this state has, the Mineral County Independent-News website has an easily searchable archive that contains listings from several years in the past and is constantly in a state of being updated. One final stop should be the Pershing County webpage on the USGenWeb archive. Records are a bit old here, with some dating back to 1919.
Nevada marriage records are maintained on the county level and are kept in the office of the County Recorder. The Office of Vital Statistics maintains an index of marriage records and goes back to 1968.
Nevada Genealogy Records
Office of Vital Statistics
4150 Technology Way, #104
Carson City, NV 89706