LDS Record Selection Table

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== The Table Can Help You Decide Which Records to Search ==
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== The Table Can Help You Decide Which Records to Search ==
* In column 1 find your research goal.
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* In column 2 are the types of records that will likely have the information you need. Each record type is linked to additional information about the record you should search.<br>
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* More records that may also be useful are listed in column 3.
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'''[[The Early Church Information File (ECIF)|The Early Church Information File]]''' is an important index to many of these records and their family history information.
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*In column 1 find your research goal.
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*In column 2 are the types of records that will likely have the information you need. Each record type is linked to additional information about the record you should search.<br>
 +
*More records that may also be useful are listed in column 3.
  
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'''[[The Early Church Information File (ECIF)|The Early Church Information File]]''' is an important index to many of these records and their family history information.
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{| class="vertical listing"
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{| class="vertical listing FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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| '''1. If you need'''
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| '''1. If you need'''  
| '''2. Look First in'''
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| '''2. Look First in'''  
 
| '''3. Then Search'''
 
| '''3. Then Search'''
 
|-
 
|-
| Baptism date
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| Baptism date  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
 
[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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|-
 
|-
| Biographical sketches
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| Biographical sketches  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Obituaries|Obituaries]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Obituaries|Obituaries]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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|-
 
|-
| Birth date and place
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| Birth date and place  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Priesthood Records|Priesthood Records]]<br>Missionaries
 
[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Priesthood Records|Priesthood Records]]<br>Missionaries
  
| Patriarchal Blessings<br>Military Records<br>Census<br>Temple Records
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| [[LDS Patriarchal Blessings|Patriarchal Blessings]]<br>Military Records<br>Census<br>Temple Records
 
|-
 
|-
| Children
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| Children  
 
|  
 
|  
 
Census<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>Obituaries
 
Census<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>Obituaries
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|-
 
|-
| Crossing the ocean and<br>crossing the plains
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| Crossing the ocean and<br>crossing the plains  
 
|  
 
|  
 
Emigration and Immigration<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>Obituaries<br><br>
 
Emigration and Immigration<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>Obituaries<br><br>
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|-
 
|-
| Death information
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| Death information  
 
|  
 
|  
 
Vital Records<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Obituaries<br>Newspapers
 
Vital Records<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Obituaries<br>Newspapers
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|-
 
|-
| Divorce
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| Divorce  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]
 
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]
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|-
 
|-
| Emigration information
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| Emigration information  
 
|  
 
|  
 
Emigration and Immigration<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
 
Emigration and Immigration<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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| Colonization<br>Obituaries<br>Periodicals
 
| Colonization<br>Obituaries<br>Periodicals
 
|-
 
|-
| Family history or genealogy
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| Family history or genealogy  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Temple Records
 
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Temple Records
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| History<br>Military Records<br>For Further Reading
 
| History<br>Military Records<br>For Further Reading
 
|-
 
|-
| Historical background
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| Historical background  
| History<br>Historical Geography
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| History<br>Historical Geography  
 
| Periodicals<br><br>
 
| Periodicals<br><br>
 
|-
 
|-
| Living relatives
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| Living relatives  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Obituaries
 
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Obituaries
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| Census<br>Newspapers<br><br>
 
| Census<br>Newspapers<br><br>
 
|-
 
|-
| Maps
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| Maps  
 
| Historical Geography<br><br>
 
| Historical Geography<br><br>
 
| Colonization<br>History
 
| Colonization<br>History
 
|-
 
|-
| Marriage information
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| Marriage information  
 
| Vital Records<br>Membership Records<br>Temple Records<br><br>
 
| Vital Records<br>Membership Records<br>Temple Records<br><br>
 
|  
 
|  
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|-
 
|-
| Missionary service
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| Missionary service  
 
|  
 
|  
 
Missionaries<br>Membership Records<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
 
Missionaries<br>Membership Records<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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|-
 
|-
| Occupations
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| Occupations  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Obituaries<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Obituaries<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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| Newspapers<br>Military Records<br><br>
 
| Newspapers<br>Military Records<br><br>
 
|-
 
|-
| Parents
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| Parents  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Temple Records<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
 
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Temple Records<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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| Missionaries<br>Patriarchal Blessings<br><br><br>
 
| Missionaries<br>Patriarchal Blessings<br><br><br>
 
|-
 
|-
| Patriarchal blessings
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| Patriarchal blessings  
 
| Patriarchal Blessings<br><br>
 
| Patriarchal Blessings<br><br>
 
|  
 
|  
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|-
 
|-
| Photographs
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| Photographs  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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| History<br><br>
 
| History<br><br>
 
|-
 
|-
| Physical description
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| Physical description  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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| Military Records<br><br>
 
| Military Records<br><br>
 
|-
 
|-
| Place-finding aids
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| Place-finding aids  
| Historical Geography<br>Colonization<br>History
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| Historical Geography<br>Colonization<br>History  
 
| Archives and Libraries<br><br><br>
 
| Archives and Libraries<br><br><br>
 
|-
 
|-
| Places of residence
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| Places of residence  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Membership Records<br>Directories<br>Census
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Membership Records<br>Directories<br>Census
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| Obituaries<br>Priesthood Records<br>Colonization<br>Missionaries
 
| Obituaries<br>Priesthood Records<br>Colonization<br>Missionaries
 
|-
 
|-
| Previous research
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| Previous research  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>Temple Records<br><br>
 
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>Temple Records<br><br>
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|-
 
|-
| Priesthood ordinations
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| Priesthood ordinations  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Priesthood Records<br>Temple Records
 
[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Priesthood Records<br>Temple Records
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|-
 
|-
| Record-finding aids
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| Record-finding aids  
| Archives and Libraries<br>Periodicals
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| Archives and Libraries<br>Periodicals  
 
| For Further Reading<br><br>
 
| For Further Reading<br><br>
 
|-
 
|-
| Spouses
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| Spouses  
 
|  
 
|  
 
Membership Records<br>Temple Records<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
 
Membership Records<br>Temple Records<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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|-
 
|-
| Temple ordinances
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| Temple ordinances  
 
|  
 
|  
 
Temple Records<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
Temple Records<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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|-
| Wards/branches attended
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| Wards/branches attended  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Directories<br>Census<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
 
[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Directories<br>Census<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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| Priesthood Records<br>Missionaries<br>Historical Geography<br>History
 
| Priesthood Records<br>Missionaries<br>Historical Geography<br>History
 
|-
 
|-
| Ward/branch boundaries
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| Ward/branch boundaries  
| Historical Geography<br>History<br>Colonization
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| Historical Geography<br>History<br>Colonization  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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[[Category: Tracing LDS Ancestors]]
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[[Category:Tracing_LDS_Ancestors]]

Revision as of 22:51, 3 February 2009

The Table Can Help You Decide Which Records to Search

  • In column 1 find your research goal.
  • In column 2 are the types of records that will likely have the information you need. Each record type is linked to additional information about the record you should search.
  • More records that may also be useful are listed in column 3.

The Early Church Information File is an important index to many of these records and their family history information.

1. If you need 2. Look First in 3. Then Search
Baptism date

Membership Records
Genealogy
Biography

Priesthood Records
Missionaries
Obituaries

Biographical sketches

Biography
Obituaries
Genealogy

History
Priesthood Records

Birth date and place

Membership Records
Biography
Priesthood Records
Missionaries

Patriarchal Blessings
Military Records
Census
Temple Records
Children

Census
Genealogy
Obituaries

Membership Records
Biography

Crossing the ocean and
crossing the plains

Emigration and Immigration
Biography
Genealogy
Obituaries

Membership Records
Periodicals
Colonization
History
Newspapers

Death information

Vital Records
Membership Records
Obituaries
Newspapers

Biography
History
Periodicals
Emigration and Immigration

Divorce

Genealogy
Membership Records

Biography
Obituaries

Emigration information

Emigration and Immigration
Genealogy
Biography

Colonization
Obituaries
Periodicals
Family history or genealogy

Genealogy
Biography
Temple Records

History
Military Records
For Further Reading
Historical background History
Historical Geography
Periodicals

Living relatives

Genealogy
Biography
Obituaries

Census
Newspapers

Maps Historical Geography

Colonization
History
Marriage information Vital Records
Membership Records
Temple Records

Biography
Genealogy
Obituaries
Newspapers

Missionary service

Missionaries
Membership Records
Biography

Obituaries
Genealogy
History

Occupations

Biography
Obituaries
Genealogy

Newspapers
Military Records

Parents

Genealogy
Membership Records
Temple Records
Biography

Missionaries
Patriarchal Blessings


Patriarchal blessings Patriarchal Blessings

Biography
Genealogy

Photographs

Biography
Genealogy

History

Physical description

Biography
Genealogy

Military Records

Place-finding aids Historical Geography
Colonization
History
Archives and Libraries


Places of residence

Biography
Membership Records
Directories
Census

Obituaries
Priesthood Records
Colonization
Missionaries
Previous research

Genealogy
Temple Records

Biography
History
Periodicals

Priesthood ordinations

Membership Records
Priesthood Records
Temple Records

Biography
Genealogy

Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries
Periodicals
For Further Reading

Spouses

Membership Records
Temple Records
Biography

Genealogy
Obituaries
Military Records

Temple ordinances

Temple Records
Membership Records
Genealogy

Biography


Wards/branches attended

Membership Records
Directories
Census
Biography

Priesthood Records
Missionaries
Historical Geography
History
Ward/branch boundaries Historical Geography
History
Colonization

Biography
Genealogy