Research Department Patron Files 1928 to 1966Edit This Page
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In 1924 the Genealogical Society of Utah established the Research Bureau. The Research Department was one of three divisions in the Research Bureau which helped people search and compile records for a small fee. This service ended in 1966. The material collected is available on 4018 rolls of microfilm.
The Research Department patron files include:
- research notes
- family group records
- pedigree charts
- various indexes
- Card Index to Patron's Pedigree Surnames
- Card index to Patron Surnames
- Index to Parishes Searched for Patrons
- Card Index to Microfilmed Patron Files
What you must know to use these records
These records are best used if you know or suspect that a family member may have paid for genealogical research between 1928 and 1966.
How to search
- Visit an LDS family history center and search:
- Card Index to Microfilmed Patron Files (Patron surnames A - J) microfilm 1059525
- Card Index to Microfilmed Patron Files (Patron surnames K - Z) microfilm 1059526
- Find the name of a relative who paid for research on the indexes listed above and note the microfilm number listed for that patron file.
- Obtain the patron file microfilm and examine it.
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