Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868 .
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|Utah, United States|
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|Location of Utah|
|Frank Esshom's Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. Living Records Team, Salt Lake City|
- 1 What Is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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).
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
These records may contain the following information:
- Parents' names
- Birth places
- Various biographical details
- Information on military service
- Various community leadership activities
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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What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
- Use the information to find additional family members.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- 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?
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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.
- “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.
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