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Directories are alphabetical lists of the names of people who live in the same place or who are members of an organization. Many local Church units publish directories, but these are not widely available.
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Directories are alphabetical lists of the names of people who live in the same place or who are members of an organization. Many local Church units publish directories, but these are not widely available.  
  
'''Local Church Directories'''
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'''Local Church Directories'''  
  
The [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library Historical Department—Church Library] has a collection of ward and stake membership directories. To find the few local Church directories that the Family History Library has, check the Author/Title Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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The FamilySearch Catalog has a [https://familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=CHURCH+OF+JESUS+CHRIST+OF+LATTER-DAY+SAINTS%E2%80%94+DIRECTORIES&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= collection of ward and stake membership directories]. To find the few local Church directories that the Family History Library has, check the Author/Title Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
* Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Branch].
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*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Branch].  
* Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Ward].
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*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Ward].  
* Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Stake].
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*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Stake].  
* Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Mission].
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*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Mission].
  
Look in the Subject Search under:
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Look in the Subject Search under:  
  
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS— DIRECTORIES
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CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS— DIRECTORIES  
  
MORMONS— DIRECTORIES
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MORMONS— DIRECTORIES  
  
Also look in the Locality Search under:
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Also look in the Locality Search under:  
  
[NATION]— CHURCH RECORDS— DIRECTORIES
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[NATION]— CHURCH RECORDS— DIRECTORIES  
  
[STATE]— CHURCH DIRECTORIES
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[STATE]— CHURCH DIRECTORIES  
  
[STATE], [COUNTY]— CHURCH DIRECTORIES
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[STATE], [COUNTY]— CHURCH DIRECTORIES  
  
[STATE], [COUNTY], [TOWN]— CHURCH DIRECTORIES
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[STATE], [COUNTY], [TOWN]— CHURCH DIRECTORIES  
  
[STATE], [COUNTY], [TOWN]— CHURCH RECORDS
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[STATE], [COUNTY], [TOWN]— CHURCH RECORDS  
  
'''City Directories'''
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'''City Directories'''  
  
In Utah, city directories are a good substitute for church directories or church censuses. Directories for Logan, Ogden, Provo, Salt Lake, St. George, and other areas can help you determine what ward an individual attended because they list the address. With the address you can use the sources described in the "[[LDS Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]" section of this outline to determine which ward or branch your ancestor attended.
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In Utah, city directories are a good substitute for church directories or church censuses. Directories for Logan, Ogden, Provo, Salt Lake, St. George, and other areas can help you determine what ward an individual attended because they list the address. With the address you can use the sources described in [[LDS Historical Geography]] to determine which ward or branch your ancestor attended.  
  
Several early Utah directories list which ward each member attended. Many of these directories have been indexed in the [[Early Church Information File (ECIF)|Early Church Information File]]. For more information about Utah city directories see the [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/RG/Guide/Utah.ASP Utah Research Outline] (31081).
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Several early Utah directories list which ward each member attended. Many of these directories have been indexed in the [[Early Church Information File (ECIF)|Early Church Information File]]. For more information about Utah city directories see [[Utah Directories]].  
  
The following directory was compiled from Salt Lake City tax records:
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The following directory was compiled from Salt Lake City tax records:  
  
''Directory of Individuals Residing in Salt Lake City Wards, 1854–1861''. [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=276821&disp=Early+Mormon+series%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Early Mormon Series],1. Salt Lake City, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1982. (FHL book 979.2 K24j Volume 1; fiche 6031601). This is not circulated to Family History Centers. It is an alphabetical list of Salt Lake City tax payers. It includes the name of each individual and the ward attended. This is indexed in the [[Early_Church_Information_File_(ECIF)|''Early Church Information File'']].
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''Directory of Individuals Residing in Salt Lake City Wards, 1854–1861''. {{FHL|276821|title-id|disp=Early Mormon Series}},1. Salt Lake City, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1982. (Family History Library book 979.2 K24j Volume 1; fiche 6031601). This is not circulated to Family History Centers. It is an alphabetical list of Salt Lake City tax payers. It includes the name of each individual and the ward attended. This is indexed in the [[Early Church Information File (ECIF)|''Early Church Information File'']].  
  
For further directories see the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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For further directories see the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
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Revision as of 01:37, 1 January 2012

Directories are alphabetical lists of the names of people who live in the same place or who are members of an organization. Many local Church units publish directories, but these are not widely available.

Local Church Directories

The FamilySearch Catalog has a collection of ward and stake membership directories. To find the few local Church directories that the Family History Library has, check the Author/Title Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Branch].
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Ward].
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Stake].
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [Mission].

Look in the Subject Search under:

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS— DIRECTORIES

MORMONS— DIRECTORIES

Also look in the Locality Search under:

[NATION]— CHURCH RECORDS— DIRECTORIES

[STATE]— CHURCH DIRECTORIES

[STATE], [COUNTY]— CHURCH DIRECTORIES

[STATE], [COUNTY], [TOWN]— CHURCH DIRECTORIES

[STATE], [COUNTY], [TOWN]— CHURCH RECORDS

City Directories

In Utah, city directories are a good substitute for church directories or church censuses. Directories for Logan, Ogden, Provo, Salt Lake, St. George, and other areas can help you determine what ward an individual attended because they list the address. With the address you can use the sources described in LDS Historical Geography to determine which ward or branch your ancestor attended.

Several early Utah directories list which ward each member attended. Many of these directories have been indexed in the Early Church Information File. For more information about Utah city directories see Utah Directories.

The following directory was compiled from Salt Lake City tax records:

Directory of Individuals Residing in Salt Lake City Wards, 1854–1861. Early Mormon Series,1. Salt Lake City, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1982. (Family History Library book 979.2 K24j Volume 1; fiche 6031601). This is not circulated to Family History Centers. It is an alphabetical list of Salt Lake City tax payers. It includes the name of each individual and the ward attended. This is indexed in the Early Church Information File.

For further directories see the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

[STATE or PROVINCE], [COUNTY], [TOWN]— DIRECTORIES