Tracing LDS Ancestors

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*[https://www.mormonhistoryassociation.org/future-conferences Mormon History Association: future conferences]
 
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*[[LDS Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[LDS Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[LDS Census|Census]]
 
*[[LDS Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[LDS Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[LDS Colonization|Colonization]]
 
*[[LDS Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[LDS Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[LDS Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[LDS History|History]]
 
*[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]
 
*[[LDS Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[LDS Missionaries|Missionaries]]
 
*[[LDS Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[LDS Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
*[[LDS Online Genealogy Records|Online Records]]
 
*[[LDS Patriarchal Blessings|Patriarchal Blessings]]
 
*[[LDS Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[LDS Preliminary Survey|Preliminary Survey]]
 
*[[LDS Priesthood Records|Priesthood Records]]
 
*[[LDS Temple Records|Temple Records]]
 
*[[LDS Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
*[[LDS For Further Reading|For Further Reading]]
 
 
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| '''Substitute Records'''
 
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Other records about LDS people include:
 
 
*[[United States Census|Census]]
 
*Journals and Diaries
 
*[[Utah]]
 
*[[Utah Biography|Utah Biography]]
 
*[[Utah Directories|Utah Directories]]
 
*[[Utah Genealogy|Utah Genealogy]]
 
*[[Utah History|Utah History]]
 
*[[Utah Land and Property|Utah Land and Property]]
 
 
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| <center>'''Key LDS Ancestor Research Links'''</center>
 
 
*[http://mormonmigration.lib.byu.edu/ Mormon Migration] '''new!'''  
 
*[http://mormonmigration.lib.byu.edu/ Mormon Migration] '''new!'''  
 
*{{RecordSearch|2078505|Early Church Information File (ECIF)|access=browse}} free index.  
 
*{{RecordSearch|2078505|Early Church Information File (ECIF)|access=browse}} free index.  
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*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentlisting.aspx?cat=lds WorldVitalRecord LDS databases] genealogy, marriages, cemeteries, military, land, and priesthood records  
 
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentlisting.aspx?cat=lds WorldVitalRecord LDS databases] genealogy, marriages, cemeteries, military, land, and priesthood records  
 
*[http://www.footnote.com/documents/27343636/utah-territorial-case-files/?xid=47 Fold3.com Utah Territorial&nbsp;Case Files]&nbsp;criminal and civil  
 
*[http://www.footnote.com/documents/27343636/utah-territorial-case-files/?xid=47 Fold3.com Utah Territorial&nbsp;Case Files]&nbsp;criminal and civil  
*[http://www.footnote.com/documents/18708629/mormon_battalion_pension_files/ Fold3.com Mormon Battalion Pension Files]&nbsp;affidavits, letters, medical
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*[http://www.footnote.com/documents/18708629/mormon_battalion_pension_files/ Fold3.com Mormon Battalion Pension Files]&nbsp;affidavits, letters  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DLDS%26keyword%3D%26 Ancestry.com ($) LDS databases]&nbsp;biographies, petitions, military
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DLDS%26keyword%3D%26 Ancestry.com ($) LDS databases]&nbsp;biographies, petitions, military
 
 
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*The [http://familyhistory.byu.edu/ Center for Family History and Genealogy] at Brigham Young University has a project devoted to members of the Church who were originally from Wales. The [http://welshmormonhistory.org/ Welsh Mormon History] website "seeks to preserve and share information about the early converts to Mormonism in Wales. Its main focus is on those individuals who were involved in the Mormon movement in 19th-century Wales."  
 
*The [http://familyhistory.byu.edu/ Center for Family History and Genealogy] at Brigham Young University has a project devoted to members of the Church who were originally from Wales. The [http://welshmormonhistory.org/ Welsh Mormon History] website "seeks to preserve and share information about the early converts to Mormonism in Wales. Its main focus is on those individuals who were involved in the Mormon movement in 19th-century Wales."  
 
*The [http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/pioneer.htm Tracing Mormon Pioneers] website has indexed several sources related to searching for your LDS ancestors. Included on the site is a tutorial that will help walk you through the steps to locating records about your pioneer families. Read the [[Tracing Mormon Pioneers|Tracing Mormon Pioneers]] article for more information.
 
*The [http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/pioneer.htm Tracing Mormon Pioneers] website has indexed several sources related to searching for your LDS ancestors. Included on the site is a tutorial that will help walk you through the steps to locating records about your pioneer families. Read the [[Tracing Mormon Pioneers|Tracing Mormon Pioneers]] article for more information.
 
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Revision as of 19:43, 3 December 2013

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Key LDS Ancestor Research Links

Value

If your LDS ancestors have been researched before, are they well-documented? Do your family group records show one or more sources of information for each event? Don't just settle for copying someone else's research, cite the evidence that proves it! Careful documentation reduces errors, unwanted duplication, and may help uncover an overlooked ordinance.

Featured content

The Perpetual Emigration Fund - With the creation of the new Perpetual Education Fund, some members have expressed interest in finding out about their ancestor's participation in the historical Perpetual Emigration Fund. This article will help you discover if your ancestors were assisted by the fund during their immigration to Utah.

New articles that might be of interest in your LDS research:

Did you know?

  • The Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University has a project devoted to members of the Church who were originally from Wales. The Welsh Mormon History website "seeks to preserve and share information about the early converts to Mormonism in Wales. Its main focus is on those individuals who were involved in the Mormon movement in 19th-century Wales."
  • The Tracing Mormon Pioneers website has indexed several sources related to searching for your LDS ancestors. Included on the site is a tutorial that will help walk you through the steps to locating records about your pioneer families. Read the Tracing Mormon Pioneers article for more information.

Links

Some useful websites to get started in searching for information about your LDS ancestors include:

  • Sources related to British converts
  • Sources related to Scandinavian converts
  • Sources related to Welch converts
  • Timeline
  • Utah
  • Websites for LDS Research
  • Winter Quarters Pioneers

Things you can do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by: