After a category 5 cyclone devastated the small island nation of Niue in 2004, the records preserved by FamilySearch, the family history organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, became the only existing copies of many of the records. These government records are copied and restored to Niue to help with claims related to property and inheritance.
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