OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Lander County, Nevada
Societies and Family History Resources ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣ County Genealogy Links
Lander County was formed on December 19, 1862 as an original county in the Nevada Territory. The county was named in honor of Frederick W. Lander (1821–1862), an American Civil War general and developer of the area..
The Lander County Seat can be found in Battle Mountain and the county government website is http://landercountynv.org/
Places adjacent to Lander County are Elko County, Eureka County, Nye County, Churchill County, Pershing County, Humboldt County.
Cities and towns situated in Lander County are made up of Austin, Battle Mountain, Galena, Kingston, Pittsburg, Rixie.
Lander County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules can be found for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Lander Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Lander Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Lander Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to aid with your research.
Lander County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Lander County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Nevada State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Lander County, Nevada Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Lander County, Nevada Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Lander County (usgwarchives.net)
Lander County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often forget about the advantages of Lander 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 Lander 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.
The following information and facts shows whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Lander County. The dates suggested listed below are the first recognized records data in this county.
- Lander County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 315 S Humboldt St, Battle Mountain, NV 89820
- Phone: (775) 635-5738
- Lander 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: 1887
- Land Records: 1862
- Lander County Clerk is responsible for the issuance of all marriage licenses in the County.
- Marriage Records: 1863
- Lander County Clerk of District Court has jurisdiction over all Regular, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Family courts.
- Probate Records: 1862
- Court Records: 1862
- 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.
- Ordering Vital Records – You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for Nevada Birth Certificate, Death Certificate , Marriage and Divorce Verification Applications to mail.
Lander County Links
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Lander 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 Lander County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.
Lander Co. NV Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Nevada Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Nevada historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Nevada (1864–1922) (genealogybank.com)
- Lander County, Nevada Books (amazon.com)
- Search Nevada Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Lander County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Lander Co. NV Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- Nevada Vital Records Research Guide
- County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992 (familysearch.org)
- County Marriages, 1862-1993 (familysearch.org)
- Marriage Index, 1956-2005 (familysearch.org)
- Marriage Index, 1956-2005 (search.ancestry.com)
- Divorce Index, 1968-2005 (search.ancestry.com)
- Marriages, 1860-1987 (search.ancestry.com)
- Social Security Death Index (search.ancestry.com)
Lander Co. NV Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- Nevada Court Records Research Guide
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Lander Co. NV Census Records
- Nevada Census Records Research Guide
- Lander County, NV Census Records Links
- Nevada Census, 1860-1910 (search.ancestry.com)
- Nevada State Census, 1875 (search.ancestry.com)
- Lander County, NV Census QuickFacts
Lander Co. NV Cemeteries & Church Records
- Nevada Cemetery Research Guide
- Lander Co., Nevada Graves (findagrave.com)
- Lander County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Lander Co., Nevada Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Lander County, Nevada
- Lander Co., Nevada Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Nevada Church & Bible Research Guide
- Topographic Church List and Map for Lander County, Nevada
- Lander County, Nevada Church Books (amazon.com)
Lander Co. NV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Nevada Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Lander Co. NV General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Nevada
- Lander County, Nevada Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Lander County, Nevada Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Lander Co. NV Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Lander County, Nevada (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Nevada – Counties – Lander (cyndislist.com)
- Lander County Nevada (genealogytrails.com)
- Lander Co. NVGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Lander County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Lander Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Lander Co. NV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Nevada Links and Information
- 1895 Lander County Map (livgenmi.com)
Lander Co. NV Military Records
- Nevada Military Records Research Guide
- Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 (familysearch.org)
- Nevada Military Records (fold3.com) gives you access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the Nevada men and women that served. Ideal for Lander County genealogists, researchers, historians and much more.
Lander Co. NV Schools & Directories
- Nevada City Directory (search.ancestry.com)
- Nevada Directory, 1862 (search.ancestry.com)
- Nevada Directory 1868-1869 (search.ancestry.com)
- Nevada Orphan’s Home Records, 1870-1920 (search.ancestry.com)