Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy) - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)
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|Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, |
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|Location of Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois|
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|Nauvoo Community Project|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The Nauvoo Community Project was started by the Brigham Young University Center for Family History and Genealogy to identify residents of Nauvoo, Illinois from 1839 to 1846. The data in this collection on FamilySearch is periodically updated, but more frequent updates can be found on the project's homepage.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- The name of your relative
- The birth date and birth place
- The names of parents
- The name of spouse
- The death date and death place
How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The time period in which they were in Nauvoo
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the information to find other vital records such as birth, marriage, and death
- Use the information to find additional family members in census records
- Search for land and probate records
- Search church records for the family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Illinois.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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