Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Utah, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Historical
Collection years 1847-1868
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Frank Esshom's Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. Living Records Team, Salt Lake City


What Is in the Collection?

The collection consists of an index and images to the biographical sketches from Frank Esshom's Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah: Comprising Photographs, Genealogies, Biographies (Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneer Books, 1913).

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

These records may contain the following information:

  • Pictures
  • Names
  • Parents' names
  • Birth places
  • Various biographical details
  • Information on military service
  • Various community leadership activities

Collection Content

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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

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  2. Select Surname
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Collection Citation:

“Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868.” Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Frank Esshom's Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. Living Records Team, Salt Lake City.

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, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868.


Image citation:

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