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State of   NEVADA -   (The Silver State)
      The 36th U.S. State to join the Union:   31-October-1864
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A Walk In The Past - Nevada History (Nevada History Organization)

Census & related Lists of various kinds:
    Nevada Mortality Schedules - In 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census enumerators were
         directed to secure, in addition to the usually required census data, information as to
         all persons dying within the 12 months preceding the census taking.

Extinct Nevada Counties:: (not linked unless noted, ):
    (If you know of more to be added, please contact us.)
County Name
Bullfrog -

Ormsby -
Pautah -

Roop -
Factual information
Created from a small portion of Nye Co., Nevada in 1987, reabsorbed in 1989. Population: 0.
Now the independent city of Carson City.
Created by the California legislature out of territory the state believed would be ceded to it north of Lake Tahoe, but which was given to Nevada. Co. never officially organized.
Portions west of 120"W became Lassen Co., California, remainder annexed by Washoe Co., Nevada in 1883. Also known as Lake Co..

Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
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County Name

Carson City -
Churchill -
Clark -
Clark -
Clark -
Clark -

Douglas -

Elko -
Elko -
Esmeralda -

Humboldt -
Humboldt -

Lander -
Lyon -

Storey -
Storey -
Society Name and Location

Carson City Historical Society (Carson City, NV)
Churchill County Historical Society (Fallon, NV)
Clark County Genealogical Society (Las Vegas City, NV)
Boulder City / Hoover Dam Museum (Boulder City, NV)
Goodsprings Historical Society (Goodsprings, NV)
International Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV)

Douglas Co. Historical Society (Gardnerville, NV)

Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society (Elko, NV)
Northeastern Nevada Museum (Elko, NV)
Goldfield Historical Society (Goldfield, NV)

Humboldt Co. Genealogical Society (Winnemucca, NV)
Humboldt Co. Library (Winnemucca, NV)

Historical Society of Austin Nevada (Austin, NV)
Historical Society of Dayton Valley ( Dayton, NV)

Gold Hill Historical Society (Virginia City, NV)
Nevada History Organization (Virginia City, NV)

— Serving multiple areas —
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies - (Las Vegas, NV)


Migrations to, from and through:
    Clark County - Also see, Clark County Site


Nevada Bureau of Land Management - administers nearly 48 million acres of public land.
Nevada Counties Map - Johns Hopkins University.
Nevada's Historical Markers - listed by Co..
Nevada State Library Archives - Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs.
Nevada Universities - University of Nevada
Nevada Women's History Project - "history about the roles and contributions of women".

Old Spanish Trail Association - Interactive (Note: Only a small portion runs through
         southern Nevada (Las Vegas, Mesquite and Pahrump).

  • State of Nevada
  • State Capital City Carson City   (Capital since 1864 - located in   Ormsby County (now defunct)

    The State name:  This state was named after the mountain range in the west... from out at sea Spanish sailors gazed upon the beautiful mountain ranges of California. They called these mountains Sierra Nevada (snowy range). Sierra Nevada seemed an apt name for the new territory that was being carved out of Utah, but when the deed was done in 1859, the name of this new territory had been shortened to Nevada.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    Co. maps of Nevada
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

    Vital Records:
        Nevada Mortality Schedules - In 1850, 1860, 1870, & 1880 census enumerators were
             directed to secure, in addition to the usually required census data, information as to
             all persons dying within the 12 months preceding the census taking.

    * When you tell us about your Surname(s) quest, by posting your Surnames on our Message Board, we will gladly set out to find as many listings, within time, for your particular SURNAME(S). If you wish, we will also be happy to provide you with your own Ancestors listing.
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