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Access the records: Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969 .
Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section collection is available only to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The collection consists of family group record forms submitted by LDS Church members to the Genealogical Society of Utah, now the Family History Department, for processing prior to performing proxy ordinances. Completed ordinance dates were recorded on the forms. The completed forms were filed in the Family Group Records Archive collection. The forms are filed in alphabetical order by husband's surname, given name, and date of birth.
For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- "Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, compiler, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Information found in this collection may include:
- Names of husband, wife, and children
- Dates and places of birth, christening, marriage, death, and burial
- Parent's names
- Husband's occupation
- Additional marriages of family members
- LDS temple ordinance information
- Submitter's name and address at the time of the submission
- Family representatives
- Sources of information
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know the names of the parents and approximate birth dates.
Search the Collection
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select "First Letter of Surname"
⇒Select "Surname, Given Name, Birth Year" which takes you to the images
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
- Use the names of the parents' father and mother to find additional generations of the family.
- Use the place and names to locate other records for the time period such as census and church records.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- Use this information as a guideline. Be aware that the information has not been verified and may have come from the submitters memory or from family records.
- These are compiled records so each sheet may have many sources of information.
- If you are unable to find your ancestor look for various spellings of the names.
For additional information about the contents, history, and use of these records see the wiki article Family Group Records Collection
For those who had proxy ordnance work prior to 1969, these family group records may guide you to those working on particular lines or families. Often on 'New Family Search' the contributor is recorded as 'Unknown' or some vague description. These group sheets may provide you with a name and address of the submitters over 40 years ago and there sources of information.
|If you find a group sheet in this collection you can save it to your computer. You can also copy and paste the URL. Each group sheet has its own URL. This makes it easy to navigate back to a group sheet at any time.|
Known Issues with This Collection
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.