The University Libraries has recently digitized historical records from the Washoe County Recorder’s Office. These primary source materials include a variety of official records, including land transactions, homestead claims, land surveys, liens, cemetery plots, court judgments, and women’s property. The materials range from 1855 to 1964, covering the time from when Nevada was part of Utah Territory, then became the Territory of Nevada, and later became a state.
University students, faculty, and staff can access these records at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries' Digital Archive. There are two options to view the Washoe County Recorder Historical Records. The first option is to view all of the images in a single PDF file, which makes it easy to scroll through the pages. The second option has each page presented individually, which allows a user to zoom in significantly, and can be especially important when deciphering handwritten historical documents.
Users interested in viewing this collection, as well as other digital collections of unique materials, can access them on the library’s Digital Archive. Contact Katherine Dirk in Digital Services for more information or question regarding this collection
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