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|This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.|
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.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- Family History Department. Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Key genealogical facts 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
- 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 the first letter of your ancestor's last name
⇒Select the appropriate "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.
Foradditional information about the contents, history, and use of these records see the wiki article Family Group Records Collection
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
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.
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