Mormon Pioneer Companies (1847-1868)

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'''Looking for a Pioneer who came to Utah between 1847 and 1868? Search these sources:'''  
 
'''Looking for a Pioneer who came to Utah between 1847 and 1868? Search these sources:'''  
  

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Mormon Pioneers crossing the plains

Looking for a Pioneer who came to Utah between 1847 and 1868? Search these sources:

Click on Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (1847-1868) at the bottom of the page.

Choose one of the three searches listed on the left side of the page:

Search Index--Use this search if you know the name of the [1]pioneer.

  1. Type in the first and last name of the pioneer.
  2. Scroll through the list of names and click on the name of the person.
  3. Write down or print the information on this person including the birth and death dates and ages, name of the company, and sources.
  4. Click on the name of the company to find when the company arrived in Salt Lake City and any other information.

Alphabetical Company List--Use this search if you know the name of the pioneer company.

  1. Scroll until you find the name of the company you need and click on the company name.
  2. Click on View a list of individualsto find a list of people who traveled with that company.
  3. Click on View a list of sources to learn about the sources used and where they can be found.

Chronological Company List--Use this search if you know the year of arrival of the pioneer company.

  1. Scroll until you find the year the company arrived in Salt Lake City and click on the company name.
  2. Click on View a list of individuals to find a list of people who traveled with that company.
  3. Click on View a list of sources to learn about the sources used and where they can be found.
  • Using familysearch type in the name of the pioneer. If the ancestor is listed in the Ancestral File or Pedigree Resource File, click on the name to see birth, marriage, and death information. You can print a copy of a family group sheet by clicking on Family, or a pedigree chart by clicking on Pedigree on the far right side of the page.

If you need more information for ancestors who came to Salt Lake City, check the following books found in the US/Canada reference and book areas at the Family History Library.

  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah,by Frank Esshom. 2 vols.
    FHL book 979.2 D3e 1966
  • Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude,by Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. 4 vols.
    FHL book 979 D36p
  • Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia,by Andrew Jenson. 4 vols.
    FHL book 920.0792 J453L
  • Handcarts to Zion, by Leroy and Ann Hafen.
    FHL book 289.309 H119h

For Internet links to other LDS sources go to genealogy-links and click on the tab for LDS to Zion.

Need more information? Try these sources at the Family History Library:

  • Early Church Information File. On 75 FHL films. Use the Library Catalog Film Number Search and type in film 1750655. Scroll down the film notes to find the film number for the family name you need.
  • Tracing LDS Ancestors contains information on LDS research and other sources.