Carson City, Nevada Genealogy Guide

Carson City, Nevada (Map It) was created in 1858, consolidated with Ormsby County in 1969. The county was named after the Carson River, named in turn for Christopher Houston (Kit) Carson (1809–1868), the frontier scout and soldier. Learn More About State of Nevada History

Carson City is bordered by Washoe County (north), Storey County (northeast), Lyon County (east), Douglas County (south), Placer County, California (west).

A Map of Pershing County, Nevada contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Carson City, Nevada Courthouse Records


Carson City, NV Courthouse

The Carson City Courthouse is located in Carson City, Nevada. Learn More About State of Nevada Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in $1 county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Carson City Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1887 and Land Records from 1855. The County Recorder  is responsible for the recordation, scanning/microfilming, indexing and permanent storage of all Real Estate Transactions, Mining Claim Locations, Assessment work, Contracts, Leases, Judgments, Marriage Certificates, Fixture Filing Statements, Liens, Maps and all other Miscellaneous Documents. 
  • Carson City Clerk has Marriage Records from 1887. The County Clerk is responsible for the issuance of all marriage licenses in the County.
  • Carson City Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1864 and Court Records from 1864. The City Clerk of District Court has jurisdiction over all Regular, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Family courts.

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