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Land & Records


We invite you to participate in the Historic Nauvoo Exodus Reenactment, February 2, 2019.  Participants walk for the name(s) of an ancestor or individual who lived in Nauvoo before or during the Exodus.  To make the experience more personal we encourage you to visit our Land & Records Office and use the database to identify and learn about the individual(s) you choose to walk for in the reenactment. 


To facilitate your visit the Land and Records site hours will be:

Effective Jan.1-31, 2019


     Mondays 12:00 pm -  6:00 pm

     Tuesday- Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 pm

     Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


On February 1, 2019 Land and Records will return to the normal Historic Site hours.       


If you are interested in bringing a group, we encourage you to contact us for an appointment:


            Telephone:    217-453-2733


Please prepare for this experience and at your first visit plan to bring a Fan Chart(s) for ancestors who were alive during the Nauvoo time period (1839-1846).


If you need help accessing Family Search please contact your Ward/Stake Family History Consultant.

Our day starts with a free continental breakfast at the Family Living Center (located on White Street, between Main & Granger).  There will be a brief program honoring the pioneers who left Nauvoo in 1846.  Everyone is welcome to join and walk with the Nauvoo Legion marching in the Exodus.  We would like to encourage participants to wear a badge in honor of those who left in 1846.  You are welcome to research a name of a pioneer and get a badge at the Land & Records Office.

Please refer to the information below.

Leaders . . .  This event is a perfect opportunity for everyone, including YSA groups or Young Men/Young Women groups to understand the heritage of Historic Nauvoo and,

in a small way, experience first hand what the pioneers experienced for their testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 


The web page will be updated as more information is released.


We hope you can join us.  Please remember to dress appropriately for weather conditions.