Nevada has a reputation for its libertarian laws. In 1940, with a population of just over 110,000 people, Nevada was by far the least populated state, with less than half the population of the next least-populated state. However, legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination in the 20th century.
Las Vegas, Nevada came to be known as the Marriage Capital of the World as a result of the ease of acquiring a marriage license and the minimal costs involved. The city continues to be known as a popular wedding destination for the same reasons, but also as a result of the various types of weddings available.
Yancey/Yancy marriages in Clark County, Nevada (Las Vegas area)
Yancey/Yancy marriages in Washoe County, Nevada (Reno area)
Are any of you aware of interesting Yancey family anecdotes of Marriages in Nevada???