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|−|The Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( 1830-1973) is a source to use when searching for your LDS ancestors. This collection is on microfilm and contains more than 1, 000 chronologically arranged volumes. Contents include clippings from newspapers, excerpts from private journals, letters, biographies , autobiographies, pioneer company rosters, histories, and other documentary materials. The index refers to the date of each entry. Search the index for the ancestor or subject in question and then search the films as needed. You may or may not find anything pertaining to your ancestors in this record. The collection is on 247 rolls of microfilm and must be viewed in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The films can not be circulated to family history centers. |+|
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Journal History (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) This source is a day-by-day scrapbook of events in Church history, kept by the Church History Library. The microfilm copy covers from 1830 to 1973. It includes the largest collection of pioneer company rosters 1847 to 1868, priesthood ordinations, missionary labors, records of new missions and stakes, conference reports, and obituaries taken from newspaper clippings, extracts from journals, letters, histories, biographies, and manuscript material. The microfilms do not circulate to Family History Centers, but are available at the Family History Library, at the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library, and at the Marriott Library (Univ. of Utah).
- There is an alphabetical card index which shows the date and page number for names, places, events and subjects. Digital images of this card index are available online:
- There is also a non-circulating microfilm edition of the card index called the Index to Journal History.
- ↑ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Historical Department. Journal History (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Salt Lake City, Utah: Historical Dept., 1968, 1973. (FHL films 1259729–975).
- ↑ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Historical Department. Index to Journal History. [Salt Lake City, Utah: Historical Dept., 1973]. (On 58 FHL films beginning with 1233503; not available at Family History Centers.)