It is time for another in my continuing series on record accessibility. Information is taken from the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) white paper titled “Open Access to Public Records: a Genealogical Perspective.”
For Nevada, the white paper lists record availability as of 2008 as follows. (RPAC is currently updating the information. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org with updates. Source citations are appreciated.)
|Record Type||Year begins||Access (Closed, Open, Restricted)||Years Restricted||Copy for Genealogical Purposes||Statute||Notes|
|Birth||1911||Restricted||Abstract copies open||NRS 440.650, NRS 440.670|
|Death||1911||Restricted||Non-certified copies open||NRS 440.650|
|Adoption||Closed||NRS 440.310||Operates the Adoption Registry, Nevada Department of Human |
Election year is a great time to let your state legislators know what you think about your state’s restrictions. Keep in mind the state’s legitimate need to prevent identity fraud. Then fight fear with facts.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled presidential election, already in progress…