Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy

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Guide to Pershing County, Nevada ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named after General John J. Pershing. It's county seat is Lovelock and was founded 1919.[1] It is located in the North-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Pershing County Courthouse
400 Main St
PO Box 820
Lovelock, NV 89419-0820
Phone: 775.273.2208
Pershing County Website

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1919. [3]

Pershing County, Nevada Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Some of the unincorporated areas may be considered ghost towns

Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
  • Arabia
  • Colado
  • Cosgrave
  • Fitting
  • Granite Point
  • Humboldt
  • Kodak
  • Kyle Hot Springs
  • Lovelock
  • Lower Rochester
  • Nightingale
  • Oreana
  • Panama
  • Perth
  • Placerites
  • Poker Brown
  • Rochester
  • Rye Patch
  • Toulon
  • Trego
  • Tungsten
  • Twain
  • Woolsey

County Facts
County seat: Lovelock
Organized: March 18, 1919
Parent County(s): Humboldt[4]
Neighboring Counties
Churchill  • Humbolt  • Lander  • Washoe
See County Maps
Location Map

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Pershing County, Nevada online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Nevada Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Pershing county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 2,803
1930 2,652 −5.4%
1940 2,713 2.3%
1950 3,103 14.4%
1960 3,199 3.1%
1970 2,670 −16.5%
1980 3,408 27.6%
1990 4,336 27.2%
2000 6,693 54.4%
2010 6,753 0.9%
Source: "".

State and Territory Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Nevada starting in 1870. In 1850, Nevada was a part of New Mexico and Utah Territories but had not been divided into counties. Those living there may be in the Utah 1851 Census. For 1860, parts of Nevada were enumerated in Utah Territory and New Mexico Territory. [6] For links to Federal census indexes, see Nevada Census. The first enumeration for Nevada before it was a state in 1864, was in the 1850 Census in both New Mexico and Utah Territories, but the area had not been divided into counties. Those living there may be in the Utah 1851 Census. For 1860, Nevada was again enumerated in New Mexico and Utah Territories. [7] A partial state census exists for Nevada in 1862 and 1863 and a full state census exists for 1875. [8] See links listed below.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Nevada Church Records.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Lovelock

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Online Directories

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

The county recorder's office keeps land records once the land was transferred to private ownership. Abstracts and indexes for these records are generally available at the county courthouse.

In the FamilySearch Catalog, land records for Nevada are listed in the Place Search under: NEVADA, Pershing – LAND AND PROPERTY

Online Land Records

For more information see Nevada Land and Property

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

County histories may include biographies of early settlers and residents, church and school information, and local military regiments at the time of publication.

Template:NV History Intro

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]


Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[9]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to Nevada. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Nevada Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korea War

Vietnam War

Other Conflicts

For further information see Nevada Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see Nevada Newspapers.

  • ($) has a collection of digitized Reno newspapers going back to 1870 that may include residents of Pershing County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Template:NV Newspaper abstracts Nevada Newspapers Online

Nevada Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. They may include the decedent’s date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, etc. See Nevada Probate Records for additional information.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Nevada tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records. Most tax records can be obtained from the county treasurer or assessor. For more information, see the wiki page Nevada Taxation. The Family History Library does not have copies of Nevada tax records (as of June 2013).

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most Nevada original records can be purchased from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Nevada Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Pershing County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Nevada Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Pershing County. For state-wide library facilities, see Nevada Archives and Libraries.

Pershing County Library
P.O. Box 781
1125 Central Avenue
Lovelock , Nevada 89419
Telephone: 775-273-2216

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Pershing County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Nevada Societies.

Nevada State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 20666
Reno, NV 89515-0666

Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society
PO Box 1929
Las Vegas, NV 89125-1929

Nevada Historical Society
1650 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503
Telephone: 775-688-1190
Fax: 775-688-2917

Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society
1515 Idaho Street
Elko 89801-4021

Tri-State Genealogical Society]
PO Box 21902
Bullhead City, AZ 86439

Nevada Genealogy Network

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Pershing County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Nevada 3/27/2017.
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Pershing County, Nevada Genealogy and History”, accessed 3/27/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pershing County, Oregon page 443, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Pershing County, Nevada," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, accessed 18 March 2017.
  6. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 211.
  7. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 211.
  8. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 437. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 422. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  9. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at (accessed 2 August 2011).
  10. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 2 August 2011).