LOCATION: Parley and Partridge Streets

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The James Mulholland Home makes up the central portion of the Land and Records Office

Would you like to know if your relatives lived in Nauvoo? Look them up!

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 can now use computers to find information about their ancestors

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, Land and Records Mail Order Form, by mail, email to nauvoolr@ldschurch.org , fax at 217-453-2257, 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


2 Responses to Land and Records Office

  1. Dear Robert

    We have recently had a change in our staff and so I wanted to make sure that you received an answer to your question.

    If you did not receive an answer, you can go to our website and look up the Land & Records site to read about what they have to offer and the request form to send in, or you can call them at 217-453-2733.

    Sister Watkins

  2. Robert Johnson says:

    I am trying to find out more information on the land and records office building. I think this is the home of one of my ancestors Edumund Durfee. He was killed by a mob in 1845 and I think he was living in this home at the time. Is there any information you could give me on this. I would love to come out and see the place one day and show my family this place, but I am barely scraping by and cannot come at this time. One day I will make it, but in the meantime could you help me out. If not I understand. Thank you so much for your help.

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