Facility   Staff

Professionals and staff members who know the details about their facility and the collections held.


April 24, 2014
11:00 am : Tour of Hancock County Courthouse

(All Levels) A staff member of the Hancock County Courthouse will introduce us to the records held in the courthouse and the procedure for researching them. They have requested individuals schedule another time to come back to do research as they are not set up to accommodate groups.

1:00 pm : Tour and Research at the Hancock County Historical Society

(All Levels) Enjoy an introduction to the holdings of the Hancock County Historical Society. We will spend some time doing research. The Society has unique holdings and histories donated by many with family ties to the area. You may wish to join the society as they accept members from outside the area and all donations assist to keep the collection open to the public. (We will split the group for this tour please stay with your assigned group)

1:00 pm : Tour Carthage Jail and Visitors Center

(All Levels) Enjoy a movie in the Visitor's Center and tour the Carthage Jail where Joseph Smith was martyred. Questions are entertained. (We will split the group for this tour please stay with your assigned group)

3:45 pm : Research at the Keokuk Public Library

(All Levels) Library staff will give us an overview of their genealogy holdings and assist us with using the collections.

April 25, 2014
10:00 am : Remembering Nauvoo

(All Levels) Watch the 20 minute film "Remembering Nauvoo" and pick up tickets for the wagon and carriage rides.

10:00 am : Historic Nauvoo Carriage Ride

(All Levels) Enjoy a touch of pioneering spirit on this horse-drawn carriage ride through a wooded area to Inspiration Point, where you can over look the "Mighty Mississippi". You will also hear touching stories of early pioneers.

10:00 am : Historic Nauvoo Wagon Tour

(All Levels) Visit the historic sites and homes of Old Nauvoo. This town is one of the most lovely and delightful villages in the country. The tour will be narrated and you will learn some interesting facts and history about living in early Nauvoo.

1:00 pm : Historical Occupations, Trades, and Homemaking

(All Levels) View demonstrations on a wide variety of 19th-century trades. Take notes there will be a quiz later.

April 26, 2014
1:30 pm : Research at the Nauvoo Land and Records Office

(All Levels) Research the historic holdings at the Nauvoo Land and Records Office and burn a CD to take home of all your findings.

1:30 pm : Nauvoo Historical Society Records and Artifacts

(All Levels) Research the holdings of the Nauvoo Historical Society. Bring your Pedigree Chart so their staff can better assist you.

1:30 pm : Using a FamilySearch Center to Assist with Your Research

(All Levels) This class will assist you in becoming familiar with a FamilySearch Center and how to use the resources available to you. There are more than 4,000 FamilySearch Centers in the United States. This is one of the most valuable resources available to researchers today.

7:00 pm : Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo

(All Levels) This delightful musical comedy is performed by senior tour guides. It tells the story of the Latter-day Saints who built Nauvoo in the 1840′s, and then had to leave the city they loved.