LDS Proxy Temple Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

The collection includes LDS proxy temple records for the period before automation. It also consists of registers, family group sheets, and TIB cards. This collection includes records from 1840 to 1970.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Family History Department. LDS Proxy Temple Records. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Names of husband, wife, and children
  • Dates and places of birth, christening, marriage, death, and burial
  • Parent's names
  • Relationships
  • Additional marriages of family members
  • LDS temple ordinance information
  • Family representatives
  • Sources of information

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the names of the parents and approximate birth dates.

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the Temple
⇒ Select the Record type
⇒ Select the Vol/Year which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the names of the parents' father and mother to find additional generations of the family.
  • Use the place and names to locate other records for the time period such as census and church records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Use this information as a guideline. Be aware that the information has not been verified and may have come from the submitters memory or from family records.
  • If you are unable to find your ancestor look for various spellings of the names.

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Historical Record Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.