Nevada Family History Societies

This section lists the state-wide associations from Central to North-eastern.  It then lists the county association of Clark giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional


Statewide Societies

Central Nevada Historical Society

The association was founded Central Nevada Museum in 1981 and it has a Research Library where a number of resources are available. It is run by the association alongside Nye County.

These archives include:

  • Albums
  • Archival Records and Paper
  • Blueprints
  • Books
  • DVD's
  • Genealogy Files
  • Maps
  • Microfilm
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Videos

These resources are mostly connected to Nye and Esmeralda Counties and the surrounding area.


Nevada State Genealogical Society

The aim of the society is to promote and encourage the study of genealogy. Society members share information regarding researching family history in Nevada, the United States and worldwide.

They do not yet have a Library, but there are links on their site to many other sites you may find of interest, especially if you have ancestors who come from the State.

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.


Nevada Historical Society

The association has a Research Library where a number of resources are available, which include High School Yearbooks, Maps and Photographs. 

The association also holds manuscripts, which include the papers relating to:

  • George Wingfield
  • Knights of Pythias
  • Manhattan Silver Mining Co.
  • Truckee-Carson Irrigation District
  • US Senator Patrick A McCarran.
  • US Senator William M Stewart
  • Virginia & Gold Hill Water Co.
  • Women's Christian Temperance Union

They also have a collection of Newspapers on Microfilm and an on-line catalogue of library holdings is available on  the site.

Staff can undertake photocopying of most documents, but large orders must be undertaken by private researchers. They will not take photocopies of any documents that may be damaged by the process.


North-eastern Nevada Genealogical Society

The association publishes a newsletter entitled Chart and Quill and Tables of Contents for this publication from 1979-2000 are available on the site.  There is also a list of surnames mentioned in Newsletters from 1979-1999.  They also have links to other sites you may find of interest.


County Society

Clark County Genealogical Society

A number of Genealogical resources are available in the Heritage Room in the Paseo Verde Library, which include Periodicals relating to various States in the US and Family Files.  Some resources also relate to England and Wales. 

They also have a list of dates that State Vital Records were required in most States, and a list of addresses for County Recorders in various Counties.

The association is in the process of indexing Obituaries found in old Newspapers from 1936. They also have a list of Newspapers published in various Counties. 

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.