Nauvoo and Hancock County, Illinois

by Kip Sperry

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Much has been written about the rich history of Nauvoo and Hancock County, Illinois, and the Mormon experience there from 1839 to 1846. This comprehensive family history reference book describes hundreds of genealogical and historical resources for Nauvoo, Hancock County, and west-central Illinois. It includes descriptions of original records, primary and secondary sources, computer databases, finding aids, guides, websites, indexes, manuscript collections, newspapers, oral histories, historical and genealogical periodicals, library collections, and much more. It also includes an extensive bibliography of genealogical, local history, and historical resources. This research guide will benefit archivists, family historians, genealogists, historians, reference librarians, and others who study Illinois genealogy and local Latter-day Saint history.

About the Author

Kip Sperry

KIP SPERRY is a professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU, where he teaches American and Latter-day Saint genealogical research methods and sources. He is the author of family history books and journal articles and has lectured at national, regional, and local family history conferences and seminars. His national awards include Fellow, American Society of Genealogists; Fellow, National Genealogical Society; and Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association. He received the Richard Lloyd Anderson Research Award from BYU as well as other awards and honors.

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