The State Archives program preserves the records that document the history of Nevada State government dating back to 1851. It has custody over the historical records of the territory and state as defined in state statute, representing the three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. There are more than 15,000 cubic feet of territorial and state government records and over 100,000 images of Nevada people and places, providing visual information that complements the Archives' documentation of Nevada history.

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    In our Digital Collections you can: 

    • Look for your family name in the original Territorial Census  
    • Read handwritten documents signed by Abraham Lincoln 
    • Research water rights and learn about farming in Nevada 
    • Review past and present State Budgets 
    • Download and print Nevada State Land Patents 

    As part of this collaborative project original hand created documents, dating from 1851 to 1931, have been scanned and are available in the Historical Nevada Collections.  More recent publications produced by state and local government agencies covering a range of topics such as agriculture, healthcare, wildlife, and law are featured in the Historical State Publications Collections. 

    Be sure to bookmark and explore this exciting new site.