Land and Records Office
LOCATION: Parley and Partridge Streets
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The Land and Records Office has records on the locations of the homes and property of those who resided in Nauvoo from 1839 to 1846, including records on many of the early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Researchers seeking either data for demographic studies or facts about a specific person who lived in Iowa or Hancock County, Illinois, from 1839 to 1845 can consult the Land and Records Office. Initially established to help visitors locate their ancestors, this research center contains numerous documents gathered by Nauvoo missionaries and donations from family descendants.
The best way to take advantage of the resources—human, technological, documentary—of the Land and Records Office is to personally visit the facility. However, within reasonable limits, missionaries assigned to the Land and Records Office can help with individual research questions sent to their attention. You can send a request for information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , fax at 217-453-2757, or call 217-453-2733 to ask for assistance. The missionaries will search the Nauvoo records and provide you with a copy of all the information they can extract. Apart from the unique collections mentioned, all other family history information in the Land and Records Office is also accessible at a local Family History Library or online at www.familysearch.org
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