OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Nevada County, California
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Nevada County, California Facts
When was Nevada County, CA Created?
Nevada County was established on April 25, 1851 from Yuba County .
What is the County Seat of Nevada County, CA?
The County Seat is located in Nevada City also, the county government website is www.mynevadacounty.com
What counties are adjacent to Nevada County, CA?
Bordering Counties are Placer County, Yuba County, Sierra County, Washoe County, Nevada .
Nevada County, CA Vital Records
Where can find Nevada County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Nevada County vital records can be found at the California Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from July 1905, marriage records that occurred from 1949-1986 and 1998-1999, divorce records that occurred between 1962 and June, 1984. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in California for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Nevada County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for California Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Vital Records can also be found in the Local Registrar of Births and Death, 500 Crown Point Circle, Suite 110, Grass Valley, CA 95945; Office (530) 265-7264
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives California Marriage Project
- California Birth Index 1905 to 1995 from the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics
- California Birth Index, 1905-1995
- California Marriage Records 1960 to 1985 from the California Department of Health
- California, County Marriages, 1850-1952
- California Marriages, 1850-1877
- California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
- California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
- Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011
- California Death Index 1940 to 1997
- California Death Index, 1940-1997
- California, World War I Death Announcements, 1918-1921
- California Biographical Collection: Responses to Vital Record Inquiries, 1822-1964
Nevada County, CA Census Records
What Nevada County, CA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Nevada County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Nevada Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Nevada Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Nevada Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.
Another California census is the California State Census in 1852. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also California Census Records Research Guide.
Nevada County, CA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Nevada County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Nevada County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in California courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless California residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Nevada County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also California Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Nevada County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 201 Church St, Nevada City, CA 95959
- Phone: (530) 265-1221
- Nevada County Recorder-Clerk
- Address: 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959-6100
- Phone: (530) 265-1221
- Birth / Death Records: 1873
- Marriage Records: 1856
- Land Records: 1856
- Nevada County Clerk of Superior Court
- Probate Records: 1856
- Court Records: 1856
- Early California Wills
- BLM Land Records
Nevada County, CA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Nevada County, CA?
A list of Nevada County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Californiia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Nevada County Genealogical Society, PO Box 176, Cedar Ridge, CA 95924
- Nevada County Historical Society
- Truckee-Donner Histsorical Society, P.O. Box 893, Truckee, CA. 96160; (530) 582-0893
- Searls Library (Archive of Nevada County), 214 Church Street, Nevada City, CA 95959; Open Mon – Sat 1pm-4pm; (530) 265-5910
- Doris Foley Library for Historical Research, 211 N. Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959; Open Thurs – Sat 10-4 (closed during lunch); (530) 265-4606
- California State Archives, Office of Secretary of State, 1020 O Street, Room 130, Sacramento, CA 95814
- California State Library, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
- California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco 94105
- California Genealogical Society And Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland 94612-3017
Where can I connect with other Nevada County, CA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- California Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- California State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Nevada County, California Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Nevada County, California Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Nevada County, CA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Nevada 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 payment. This is basically a listing which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.
Nevada Co. CA Books, Newspapers & Publications
- California Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- California historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from California (1813 – 1978) (genealogybank.com)
- Nevada County, California Books (amazon.com)
- Search California Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Nevada County California Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Nevada Co. CA Cemeteries & Church Records
- Nevada Co., California Graves (findagrave.com)
- Nevada County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Nevada Co., California Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Nevada Co., California Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Nevada County, California Church Books (amazon.com)
Nevada Co. CA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- California Pioneer Project – The California Pioneer List (CPL) is a list of settlers to California who migrated to or were born in California prior to 1880 (included in the 1880 California Census) and obtained from those sent (e-mailed) directly from individuals doing genealogical research.
Nevada Co. CA General and History Websites
- See Also State History for California
- Nevada County History (rootsweb.ancestry.com) BEAN’S HISTORY & DIRECTORY OF NEVADA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. 1867
- Bean’s history and directory of Nevada County, California: containing a complete history of the county (search.ancestry.com)
- Nevada County, California Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Nevada County, California Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Nevada Co. CA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Nevada County, California (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – California – Counties – Nevada (cyndislist.com)
- Nevada County California (genealogytrails.com)
- Nevada Co. CAGenweb (cagenweb.com)
- Nevada County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Nevada Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Nevada Co. CA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of California Links and Information
- 1895 Nevada County Map (livgenmi.com)
Nevada Co. CA Military Records
- California Military Records Research Guide
- California Military Records (fold3.com) gives you easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the California individuals that served. Great for Nevada County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.
Nevada Co. CA Schools & Directories
- Nevada County, California Directory, 1895 (search.ancestry.com)