Recording of vital records in Nevada has only occurred since 1911 and are only available from the counties in which the event took place and those records are sketchy, at best. After the year 1968, the recorder of the county in which the event took place can help you locate a record. You'll need to provide the full names of the bride and grooms, an approximate date of the wedding and the city where you think the event occurred. You'll also need to pay a $10 fee (payable by check or money order) for each person's record you’re searching for. The fee isn’t refundable, even if they don’t find your record. Nevada marriage records can be searched by sending a request to:
Nevada State Health Division
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If the record is found, you'll be issued a copy of the marriage certificate. Sometimes you will only receive a notice that the marriage took place or be informed that you must go through the county recorder's office to request the certificate. Searching for Nevada marital records can be overwhelming because in the past people would often elope to Las Vegas or Reno, Nevada because of the lack of marriage restrictions. You may have to wait awhile before receiving an answer about the marriage record you're searching for.
If you need to search through Nevada marriage records quickly, you may want to consider obtaining the services of an online search site. The Internet can keep and search through vast amounts of records in a very short amount of time and the search sites maintain far-reaching search engines and databases, so you’ll likely receive much more data about the marriage than you would by going through the state. The fees are reasonable and a full report of the results will be sent to you – usually within minutes. These search sites aren't restricted to how much information they can provide like some states are and you're likely to receive valuable data that can help you make a decision about a person in your life – or proceed in your genealogy research. The Internet has especially been helpful about people searching for vital records because of the incredible amount of data it can accurately tag in such a short amount of time. No more searching through dusty files in a courthouse or waiting for the state to send you a report by snail mail. Almost any vital record you need to search for is now available with the click of a mouse. Professionals use these sites on a continuous basis so they can be sure of the accuracy and that the information is up-to-date. Click on the link to find out more about how an Internet search site can help you find Nevada marriage records.
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