African American Resources for Nevada

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

Resources for researching African American ancestors who lived in Nevada.

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

  • African American Digital Bookshelf - a growing list of digital books on FamilySearch and other websites
  • NVGenWeb Project
  • Research Strategy[edit | edit source]

    History[edit | edit source]

    Legal history -The Timeline of African-American Legal History in Nevada (1861-2011) by Professor Rachel J. Anderson depicts selected events in the history of African-American lawyers, civil rights, and diversity in Nevada’s bar and on the bench.

    Rusco. Elmer R. Good Time Coming. Black Nevadans in the nineteenth century; forward by Kenneth W. Porter. West port, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1975. xix, 230 p. - (Contributions in Afro-American and African studies; no. 15) E185.93.N52 R87

    Resources[edit | edit source]

    Biographies[edit | edit source]

    Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

    Census Records[edit | edit source]

    Church Records[edit | edit source]

    Emancipation Records[edit | edit source]

    Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

    Genealogies[edit | edit source]

    Land and Property[edit | edit source]

    Plantation[edit | edit source]

    Oral Histories[edit | edit source]

    Other Records[edit | edit source]

    Military Records[edit | edit source]

    Newspapers[edit | edit source]

    Probate Records[edit | edit source]

    Reconstruction Records[edit | edit source]

    Freedman’s Bank[edit | edit source]

    Freedmen's Bureau[edit | edit source]

    School Records[edit | edit source]

    Slavery Records[edit | edit source]

    Vital Records[edit | edit source]

    Birth[edit | edit source]

    Marriage[edit | edit source]

    Death[edit | edit source]

    Divorce[edit | edit source]

    Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

    Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

    Lied Library
    4505 South Maryland Pkwy.
    Box 457001
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    (702) 895-2100

    See Collections for oral histories and other resources. UNLV Libraries have received funding from the Nevada State Library and Archives under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for a collaborative project with the public libraries, the university, the State Museum, the public television station, and city and county government to document the African American experience in Las Vegas. See African Americans in Las Vegas.

    Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
    University of Nevada, Reno
    1664 N. Virginia St.
    Reno, Nevada 89557

    See University Archives and A Guide to the Nevada Black History Project.

    Societies[edit | edit source]

    Nevada African American Genealogical Society
    509 S 9th Street
    Las Vegas, NV 89101

    NAAGS meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month except on July and August at 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

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