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How to Obtain Nevada Death Certificates

The state of Nevada had no prior systematic statewide registration of the vital events took place within the jurisdiction of the state of Nevada. Only the town or city offices were responsible to register and maintain the records of vital events (birth, death and marriages) taking place within their specific counties for their personal as well as public convenience. Then when the US states were changing their shapes in the form of statewide administrations, legislation was made to make the vital events registration mandatory on every citizen. The official registration began in 1911. There are also some previous records before 1911 which are still intact or in custody of the town officers rather being available at the Section of Vital Statistics which is the central point for registering and maintaining all the records of vital events taking place throughput the state. There was no formal index of the data prior to 1911, while the index prepared after the year 1911 also has restricted access to it as well. Only if a person has got any personal interest or if he/she can ensure any right on it then only in such conditions, an individual can access to the index.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Nevada County Death Records

Carson City
Churchill County
Clark County
Douglas County
Elko County
Esmeralda County
Eureka County
Humboldt County
Lander County
Lincoln County
Lyon County
Mineral County
Nye County

Pershing County
Storey County
Washoe County
White Pine County


Nevada Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

State of Nevada Health Division Bureau of
Health Planning and Statistics Office of
Vital Records and Statistics
505 E. King Street, Room 102
Carson City, NV 89701-4749
Tel: 775-684-4242