Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index and images for marriage records from counties in Nevada.
The collection consists of images of county marriages for the years 1862 to 1993 from the following counties:
This collection does not include marriages from Churchill and Washoe counties. Coverage varies from county to county. Marriages were recorded by the clerk of the district court for each county from the time the county was formed. Persons desiring to marry obtained a license that they presented to the minister or other person authorized to marry, such as a justice of the peace. Once the marriage was performed, the officiator sent a return to the clerk confirming that the marriage had occurred. Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.
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What Can I Learn from Marriage Records?
These marriage records may include:
- Groom’s name, age, race and birth place
- Bride’s name, age, race and birth place
- Date and place of marriage
- Groom’s place of residence
- Bride’s place of residence
- Names of parents
- Name of officiator at marriage ceremony
- Names of witnesses
How Can Marriage Records Help Me Find Other Records?
With information from these records you may be able to:
- Search for birth and death records
- Search for the family in census records
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
- Search for church records