One of the main goals for genealogists is finding marriage information about their ancestors.
Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians and archivists, a great number of indexes to marriage collections have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes provide specific marriage license, bond, and certificate information, and sometimes scanned images of the actual marriage documents themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.
There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include marriage information that are not included in the lists below. These different types can be found in 22 Ways to Find Ancestors Marriage Information.
The lists below are specific marriage indexes and record collections that are available for free online for the state of Nevada.
Note 1: Many of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone)
Note 2: I have included links to Free Ancestry records and indexes. You do not need a subscription, but do need an Ancestry account. Without a subscription, you can view indexes. If there is an image associated with a record, in most cases you will need a subscription, but the index does include very usable information.
(Updated November 2021; recently added links are in BOLD):
- Clark County Marriages
- Carson City Marriage Records
- Carson City, Marriages
- Churchill County Genealogy Index
- Churchill County, Marriages
- Clark County Marriage Record Search
- Douglas County Marriage Index
- Douglas County Marriages
- Elko County Marriage Index
- Elko County Marriage Inquiry
- Elko County Miscellaneous Marriage Licenses
- Elko County, Marriages
- Esmeralda County Marriages
- Eureka County, Marriages
- Humboldt County, Marriages
- Lander County, Marriages
- Lincoln County, Caliente, Marriage License Records completed by Evan H. Edwards, Justice of the Peace, 1935-1948
- Lincoln County, Marriages
- Lyon County Marriage Inquiry
- Lyon County Yerington Times newspaper Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1910-1919
- Lyon County, Marriages
- Mineral County Marriage Search
- Mineral County, Marriages
- Miscellaneous BMD Records by County
- Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993
- Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005
- Nevada Newspapers Marriage Notices 1906-1968
- Nevada State Journal Vital Records, 1968-1971
- Nevada, Marriage Index, 1860-1987
- Nye County Marriage Search
- Nye County, Marriages
- Storey County, Marriages
- Storey County Genealogical Records
- United States Marriages, 1733-1990
- United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages, 1861-1872
- Washoe County Marriages Index
- Washoe County Miscellaneous Marriages
- Western States Marriage Index
- White Pine County, Marriage Indexes
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
For other Free Nevada Links, click on the category of interest:
Probate and Wills