Clark County, Nevada

Clark County

Clark County was formed on February 5, 1909 from Lincoln County. The county was named in honor of William A. Clark (1839–1925), former United States Senator from Montana, and builder of a railroad line through the area..

The Clark County Seat can be found in Las Vegas and the county government website is http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/

Places adjacent to Clark County are Lincoln County (north), Nye County (west), Inyo County, California (southwest), San Bernardino County, California (south), Mohave County, Arizona (east).

Cities and towns situated in Clark County are made up of Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas (County seat), North Las Vegas, Mesquite.

Clark County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules can be found for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to aid with your research.

Clark County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Clark County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Clark County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget about the advantages of Clark County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogical details. Hidden away in Nevada courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the dreams and worries of many Nevada residents.

The chances are very good that your chosen ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth document of at least a number of aspects of their lives in the Clark County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, take into account all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.

Remember to call the clerk's department to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics just before visiting or inquiring information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will aid men and women in locating the resources, but it's up to the man or women to carry out the researching.

The following information and facts shows whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Clark County. The dates suggested listed below are the first recognized records data in this county.

  • Clark County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 Lewis Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
    • Phone: (702) 671-4528
  • Clark 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. 
    • Birth / Death Records: 1909
    • Land Records: 1909
  • Clark County Clerk is responsible for the issuance of all marriage licenses in the County.
    • Marriage Records: 1909
  • Clark County Clerk of District Court has jurisdiction over all Regular, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Family courts.
    • Probate Records: 1909 
    • Court Records: 1909 
  • Nevada Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Nevada for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

Clark County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Clark County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to suggest your own preferred Clark County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Clark Co. NV Books, Newspapers & Publications

Clark Co. NV Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Clark Co. NV Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Clark Co. NV Census Records

Clark Co. NV Cemeteries & Graveyards

Clark Co. NV Church & Bible Records

Clark Co. NV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clark Co. NV General and History Websites

Clark Co. NV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clark Co. NV Military Records

Clark Co. NV Schools & Directories

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