Utah, George Edward Anderson Collection (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Utah, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Photographs
Collection years 1860-1928
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Related Websites
Special Collections. Harold B Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo

What Is in the Collection?

This George Edward Anderson Collection consists of photos taken by George Edward Anderson between the years 1860 and 1928 This index does not include every photograph in the collection but is limited to those individuals who have been identified by the photographer or by the record custodian. Many photos are of unidentified individuals, which you can search for with keywords. This collection includes photos of Mormon temples, wedding celebrations, railroaders, miners, tradesmen, portraits of people, farmers and pioneers. This collection is in the Harold B. Lee Library, Special Collections at Brigham Young University in Provo.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, George Edward Anderson Collection, 1860-1928.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records generally contain the following:

  • Contractor's name - usually refers to the family name associated with the photograph
  • Date photograph was taken
  • Description of the content of the photograph

Collection Content

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

Search the Index

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the citation below to document the image.
  • Use existing information to identify the ancestor in the images.
  • Use information from additional sources to document the image.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • The complete collection, as well as a more detailed description of each photograph, can are found on the BYU Library website.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. Collection Citation:

“Utah, George Edward Anderson Collection, 1860-1928.” Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Special Collections. Harold B Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Utah, George Edward Anderson Collection, 1860-1928.

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