Nauvoo, Illinois

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See Wikipedia articles entitled "Nauvoo, Illinois", "History of Nauvoo, Illinois", and "Nauvoo Historic District".



Nauvoo Community Project

"Family history students at Brigham Young University's Center for Family History and Genealogy are working in conjunction with LDS Church Historic Sites to identify the residents of Nauvoo, Illinois, from 1839 to 1846."

Searchable online database.

Church History Library

The Church History Library has digitized and published online some Nauvoo records. Search the catalog for call number MS 16800. Includes:

  • Book of assessments for the various municipal wards (1st-4th) for various years (1842-1844)
  • Poll books (1843, 1845)
  • Judicial records

Also see Church History Library call number MS 3443 - Nauvoo (Ill.) record of deeds, 1842 April-1843 September. Book A is the record of land deed entries dating from 1840-1843. Book B is the record of land deed entries dating from 1841-1846. Deeds continued to be registered in the volume after the death of Joseph Smith and the dissolution of Nauvoo as a corporate entity. A photocopy of the index to book A is cataloged as Ms 4869; it has not been digitized.

There are also Nauvoo journals that are available only at the Family HIstory Library.