Enter a name to search for Nevada birth certificates. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to Nevada birth certificates.. Additional information on how to obtain Nevada birth certificates is available below.
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Birth certificates contain information about a person's birth, including the date of birth, place of birth, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the birth. Birth certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
Birth certificates can be used to establish a person's date and place of birth. Most birth certificates provide the mother's maiden name. Birth certificates are often required to obtain other documents, licenses or to prove eligibility.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Nevada birth records, Nevada birth ceritificates, Nevada birth notices, Nevada birth indexes, and other related Nevada genealogy records.
Birth records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the birth takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store birth records into various online archives. This has brought access to online birth records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of births, and in addition to birth certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists. Newspapers typically do not announce the names of the newborn, but list the sex of the child, the names of the parents, the place and date of birth.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing birth records of Nevada. We also suggest searching for "Nevada birth records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Nevada Birth Certificates
Statewide vital records registration for Nevada began in 1911. Though some records exist prior to that time, they are kept within the county recorder's office rather than at the Section of Vital Statistics. There is no statewide index for records prior to 1911, and the index beginning in 1911 has restricted access.
For birth and death records after 1911 and marriage records after 1969, write:
Office of Vital Records and Statistics
State office has records since July 1911. For earlier records, write to County Recorder in county where event occurred.
Personal check or money order should be made payable to Office of Vital Records and Statistics. Cost for copy is $13.00. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (775) 684-4280. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at http://health2k.state.nv.us
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