The Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records is the official archive for the State of Nevada. They have land records, yearbooks, newspapers, and other collections available for free online.
Birth, Marriage, & Death Records
The Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records does not keep birth, marriage, divorce, or death records (see the Nevada State Office of Vital Statistics). Birth and death records from 1887 to the present are recorded in each county, either in the office of the County Recorder or County Health Officer. The Nevada State Office of Vital Statistics has birth and death records from 1911 to the present for all counties.
Registers of births and baptisms for the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A., Nevada Dioceses 1862-1969 are at the Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89503. For the Diocesan Archives contact the Nevada Diocese of Reno at (775) 326-9440.
From 1879 to 1911, incorporated cities required undertakers to obtain burial permits from the county coroner’s office. Permits were issued upon the filing of death certificates. These certificates exist for Virginia City and Gold Hill for 1879-1887, and for Carson City 1893-1896. Transcripts of the Storey County Coroner’s records are at the Nevada State Library and the Nevada Historical Society on microfilm.
Nevada State Land Patents – Transfer of land ownership from the State of Nevada to individuals from 1865 to 2013 is recorded in these land patents. Information includes when ownership was transferred, name of the buyer, a legal description of the land, date of sale, and any easements.
Surveyor General of Nevada Reports 1865 – 1930 – Reports detailing the transactions of the State Land Office. The status of various federal land grants are of particular interest in this collection.
Agriculture – State of Nevada – A collection of statistics from the Nevada Department of Agriculture dating from 1967, the listings of official livestock brands and newsletters from the Nevada Dairy Commission.
Nevada Parks & Public Land – Collection includes comprehensive planning and assessment documents from the Division of State Lands, the Division of State Parks and the Division of Forestry.
Daily Life Records
Humboldt County History – Marden Historical Research, topics include Accidents, Animals, Buildings, Chinese, Crime, Entertainment, Executions, Fires, Gambling, Ghosts, Holidays, Indians, Insects, Medical, Military, Mines and Mining, Misc, Murders, Places, Politicians/Presidents, Remains, Roberries, Shootings, Trains, Transportation, Weather & Natural Disasters, Winnemucca Fire Dept History, Indian Ambush on Queen’s River
University of Nevada Oral History Project
Humboldt County – ca. 1921-2012 Winnada Yearbooks
Elko County – ca. 1997-2013 West Wendover Jr and HS Yearbooks
Elko County – ca. 1929-1976 Wells High School Yearbooks
Elko County – ca. 1928-2006 Castelleja Austin Schools
Elko County – ca. 1864- 2010 Elko High School Yearbooks
White Pine County – ca. 1921-2012 White Pine County High School Yearbooks (Blue and White)