Public Records Collection
Title: Public Records Collection
Collection Number: Consult repository
Extent: Volumes, microfilm, microfiche
Online items available
Nevada County Libraries, Doris Foley Library for Historical Research
Abstract: The collection is a multi-media archive of Nevada County, California, governments, with records dating from the 1850s. Holdings
include vital statistics indexes, probate cases, records of naturalizations, courts, deeds and property tax, voter registrations,
city and county ordinances.
Language of Material: English
Collections are self-service, open to the public.
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary
Public Records Collection. Nevada County Libraries, Doris Foley Library for Historical Research
Historical records created by Nevada County and the cities of Grass Valley, Nevada City, have been deposited in the Doris
Foley Library for Historical Research for public access.
Nevada County, formed in 1851, played a large role in California's Gold Rush history and development. The area has been a
continuous crossroad for travelers in America's Westward migration, for immigrants, and for visitors such as future notables
Mark Twain and Herbert Hoover. Records allow for in-depth research into family history, house history, and the myriad of
19th and 20th century details that reveal the growth of a unique community.
Scope and Content of Collection
Many public records of the governmental entities in the county are housed in the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research.
The collection includes volumes and/or microform of deeds and property tax assessments, maps, voter registrations, civil,
criminal, and district court proceedings, naturalizations, probate indexes and cases, indexes to births, marriage, and deaths.