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The Nevada State Archives website takes pride in its main function as a repository for state agency records. But they've made a nice foray into online access of materials of more general interest as well. 

For starters, there is the ambitiously-named Nevada State Digital Archives that include 

  • Death Records -- Social Security Death Index (SSDI) which typically covers 1970s to present.
  • Nevada Territorial Census -- assorted records from mid-1860s, many about the census, rather than actual census records
  • Nevada State Land Patents -- Just a tease. These are marked as coming soon.
The site also includes E-Publications from a host of Nevada state entities (big list a'coming up):

Accountancy Board
Administration, Department of
Aging Services Division
Agriculture Department
Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design Board
Arts Council
Assessment Standards Division (Department of Taxation)
Assessment, Program Accountability, and Curriculum Office (Department of Education)
Attorney General, Office of the
Basque Studies Program (University of Nevada, Reno)
Business and Industry Department
Cartography Section (Transportation Department)
Child and Family Services Division
Chiropractic Physicians' Board
College of Southern Nevada
Conservation and Natural Resources Department
Contractors' Board
Controller's Office
Cooperative Extension
Corrections Department
Cultural Affairs Department
Desert Research Institute
Economic Development Commission
Economic Forum
Education Department
Employment Security Division
Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation Department
Environmental Protection Division
Ethics Commission
Fire Marshal
Fiscal Analysis Division (Legislative Counsel Bureau)
Forestry Division
Gaming Commission
Governor's Task Force on Tax Policy in Nevada
Governor's Working Group on Methamphetamine Use
Governor, Office of the
Great Basin History of Medicine Division (University of Nevada School of Medicine)
Health and Human Resources Department
Health Division
Health Statistics, Planning, and Emergency Response Bureau
Highway Patrol
Historic Preservation Office
Historical Society
Housing Division
Indian Commission
Insurance Division
Interagency Abandoned Mine Land Environmental Task Force
Judicial Council
Labor Commissioner, Office of the
Legislative Auditor
Legislative Commission
Legislative Counsel Bureau
Legislative Research Division
Library and Archives
Literacy Coalition
Long Term Care Administrators, State Board of Examiners for
Medical Examiners Board
Mental Health and Developmental Services Division
Minerals, Division of
Mines and Geology, Nevada Bureau of
Motor Vehicles Department
Nevada System of Higher Education
Nuclear Projects Agency
Nursing, State Board of
Permanent School Fund
Personnel Department
Pharmacy Board
Planning Division (Transportation Department)
Public Employees' Benefits Program
Public Employees' Retirement System
Public Safety Department
Public Utilities Commission
Railroad Museum
Real Estate Division
Rehabilitation Council
Research and Analysis Bureau (Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation)
Retirement Benefits Investment Board
Risk Management Division
Secretary of State
Small Business Development Center
Southern Nevada Water Authority
State Gaming Control Board
State Museum
State Parks, Division of
Supreme Court
Tax Commission
Taxation Department
Tourism Commission
Transportation Department
Treasurer's Office
Truckee Meadows Community College
University and Community College System of Nevada
University Center for Economic Development
University of Nevada Press
University of Nevada School of Medicine
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno
Veterinary Medical Examiners Board
Water Resources, Division of
Welfare and Supportive Services Division
Western Nevada College
Wildlife Department
Workers' Compensation Section (Division of Industrial Relations)

There's a real hodge-podge of other online archive material for Nevada scattered around at various sites.

The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office has online Census Data (some statewide, some local) covering 1860-1920. 

You can search marriage records (and sometimes retrieve actual marriage certificates) in several Nevada counties:  
  • Carson City Marriage Inquiry with images of records (many hand written) back to the 1860s. 
  • Clark County Recorder's Office, home of Las Vegas, has marriage records back to about 1900.
  • Douglas County Marriage Search (Lake Tahoe area) from 1974 to present.
  • Washoe County Search Marriage Records, looks to be from the 1970s onward

The State Archives Genealogical Resources page includes some other odds and ends from around the state. Of particular note is the Cooperative Libraries Automated Network Digital Collections with assorted historical records, including several pretty cool newspapers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You'll find a lot of additional historical Nevada newspapers at NewspaperArchive, a subscription service. 

There's also First Records of Carson Valley, 1851 -- click on Table of Contents to get to actual page images of the log entries of these early settlers -- and Carson County County Court records, 1855-1861 

If you're looking for historical photos of Nevada, the Archives has compiled a good collection of links and even has a small collection of its own photos online.

More historical archives and research materials can be found at these excellent resources:

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