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Pershing County, Nevada

Pershing County was formed on March 18, 1919 from Humboldt County. The county was named in honor of John Joseph (Black Jack) Pershing (1860–1948), the World War I general..

The Pershing County Seat can be found in Lovelock and the county government website is

Places adjacent to Pershing County are Washoe CountyHumboldt CountyLander CountyChurchill County.

Cities and towns situated in Pershing County are made up of Lovelock, Mill City, Unionville.

Pershing County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules can be found for 192019301940. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to aid with your research.

Pershing County Society and Family History Resources

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

Pershing County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget about the advantages of Pershing 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 Pershing 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 Pershing County. The dates suggested listed below are the first recognized records data in this county.

  • Pershing County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 400 Main St, Lovelock, NV 89419
    • Phone: (775) 273-2208
  • Pershing 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: 1919
    • Land Records: 1919
  • Pershing County Clerk is responsible for the issuance of all marriage licenses in the County.
    • Marriage Records: 1919
  • Pershing County Clerk of District Court has jurisdiction over all Regular, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Family courts.
    • Probate Records: 1919
    • Court Records: 1919
  • 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.

Pershing County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Pershing 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 Pershing County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Pershing Co. NV Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pershing Co. NV Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Pershing Co. NV Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Pershing Co. NV Census Records

Pershing Co. NV Cemeteries & Church Records

Pershing Co. NV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pershing Co. NV General and History Websites

Pershing Co. NV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pershing Co. NV Military Records

Pershing Co. NV Schools & Directories