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The Daily Genealogist: Resources of the Nevada County Library, California

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Resources of the Nevada County Library, California

Nevada County is located in northeastern California. Its seat is Nevada City. The Nevada County Library system has made a number of online resources available through its Doris Foley Library for Historical Research. These resources include:

Index-Baptisms
This chronological index to baptisms in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Grass Valley from 1855 through 1871, contains just over 225 records. The data fields in the index are page, year, date, Christian name, surname, date of birth or age, parents' names, and rector's name.

Maps
The 35 Nevada County maps in this section are sorted chronologically from 1869 to 1927 and include a list of historical maps available at the Nevada County Recorder's Office. The database may be browsed or searched by keyword.

Mining Collection
The more than twenty files in this section include an alphabetical index to mining articles from local newspapers, maps, and mine operator records. The files may be browsed or searched by keyword.

Newspapers
An online archive of the Grass Valley Daily Union newspaper from 1865 through 1884 is available (there are no online images for 1878). Click a year link to open the search page for that year. Click on the individual newspaper issue link to open a PDF file containing the complete issue. The library has also provided a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection.


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