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*[http://carto.byu.edu/mp/ Mormon Places]: an interactive gazetteer of thousands of places of interest to Latter-day Saint history
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*[http://www.mhahome.org/conferences/future_conferences.php Mormon History Association: future conferences]  
 
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*[[LDS Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
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*[[LDS History|History]]
 
*[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]
 
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*[[LDS Online Genealogy Records|Online Records]]
 
*[[LDS Patriarchal Blessings|Patriarchal Blessings]]
 
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*[[LDS Preliminary Survey|Preliminary Survey]]
 
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| '''Substitute Records'''
 
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Other records about LDS people include:
 
 
 
*[[United States Census|Census]]
 
*Journals and Diaries
 
*[[Utah]]
 
*[[Utah Biography|Utah Biography]]
 
*[[Utah Directories|Utah Directories]]
 
*[[Utah Genealogy|Utah Genealogy]]
 
*[[Utah History|Utah History]]
 
*[[Utah Land and Property|Utah Land and Property]]
 
 
 
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*The '''Tracing LDS Ancestors''' page now has a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]]: [[User:BanksCB|cbb]]
 
 
 
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| <center>'''Key LDS Ancestor Research Links'''</center>
 
 
*[http://mormonmigration.lib.byu.edu/ Mormon Migration] '''new!'''  
 
*[http://mormonmigration.lib.byu.edu/ Mormon Migration] '''new!'''  
 
*{{RecordSearch|2078505|Early Church Information File (ECIF)|access=browse}} free index.  
 
*{{RecordSearch|2078505|Early Church Information File (ECIF)|access=browse}} free index.  
*[http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/1,15773,3966-1,00.html Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1846-1868] free index  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2517340 Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1846-1868] free index  
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*[https://familysearch.org/pioneers#/ Pioneer Ancestors Search]
 
*[http://www.earlylds.com/ Early Latter-day Saints ]a Mormon Trail Pioneer Database  
 
*[http://www.earlylds.com/ Early Latter-day Saints ]a Mormon Trail Pioneer Database  
 
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentlisting.aspx?cat=lds WorldVitalRecord LDS databases] genealogy, marriages, cemeteries, military, land, and priesthood records  
 
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentlisting.aspx?cat=lds WorldVitalRecord LDS databases] genealogy, marriages, cemeteries, military, land, and priesthood records  
 
*[http://www.footnote.com/documents/27343636/utah-territorial-case-files/?xid=47 Fold3.com Utah Territorial&nbsp;Case Files]&nbsp;criminal and civil  
 
*[http://www.footnote.com/documents/27343636/utah-territorial-case-files/?xid=47 Fold3.com Utah Territorial&nbsp;Case Files]&nbsp;criminal and civil  
*[http://www.footnote.com/documents/18708629/mormon_battalion_pension_files/ Fold3.com Mormon Battalion Pension Files]&nbsp;affidavits, letters, medical
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*[http://www.footnote.com/documents/18708629/mormon_battalion_pension_files/ Fold3.com Mormon Battalion Pension Files]&nbsp;affidavits, letters  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DLDS%26keyword%3D%26 Ancestry.com ($) LDS databases]&nbsp;biographies, petitions, military
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DLDS%26keyword%3D%26 Ancestry.com ($) LDS databases]&nbsp;biographies, petitions, military
 
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If your LDS ancestors have been researched before, are they [[Document AS YOU GO!|well-documented]]? Do your [[Family group record: roadmap for researchers|family group records]] show one or more [[Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)|sources of&nbsp;information for each event]]? Don't just settle for copying someone else's research, [[Genealogical Proof Standard|cite the evidence that proves it]]! Careful documentation reduces errors, unwanted duplication, and may help uncover an overlooked ordinance.  
 
If your LDS ancestors have been researched before, are they [[Document AS YOU GO!|well-documented]]? Do your [[Family group record: roadmap for researchers|family group records]] show one or more [[Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)|sources of&nbsp;information for each event]]? Don't just settle for copying someone else's research, [[Genealogical Proof Standard|cite the evidence that proves it]]! Careful documentation reduces errors, unwanted duplication, and may help uncover an overlooked ordinance.  
  
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*[[Finding the Source of IGI Batch Numbers|Finding the Source of IGI Batch Numbers]]  
 
*[[Finding the Source of IGI Batch Numbers|Finding the Source of IGI Batch Numbers]]  
 
*[[LDS Family History Suite 2|LDS Family History Suite 2]]
 
*[[LDS Family History Suite 2|LDS Family History Suite 2]]
 
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=== '''Did you know?'''  ===
 
=== '''Did you know?'''  ===
  
*The [http://familyhistory.byu.edu/ Center for Family History and Genealogy] at Brigham Young University has a project devoted to members of the Church who were originally from Wales. The [http://welshmormonhistory.org/ Welsh Mormon History] website "seeks to preserve and share information about the early converts to Mormonism in Wales. Its main focus is on those individuals who were involved in the Mormon movement in 19th-century Wales."  
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*The [http://familyhistory.byu.edu/ Center for Family History and Genealogy] at Brigham Young University has a project devoted to members of the Church who were originally from Wales.&nbsp;[http://welshmormon.byu.edu/ http://welshmormon.byu.edu/ ]seeks to preserve and share information about the early converts to Mormonism in Wales. Its main focus is on those individuals who were involved in the Mormon movement in 19th-century Wales."  
*The [http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/pioneer.htm Tracing Mormon Pioneers] website has indexed several sources related to searching for your LDS ancestors. Included on the site is a tutorial that will help walk you through the steps to locating records about your pioneer families. Read the [[Tracing Mormon Pioneers|Tracing Mormon Pioneers]] article for more information.
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*The [http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/pioneer.htm Tracing Mormon Pioneers] website has indexed several sources related to searching for your LDS ancestors. Included on the site is a tutorial that will help walk you through the steps to locating records about your pioneer families. Read the [[Tracing Mormon Pioneers|Tracing Mormon Pioneers]] article for more information.<br><br>
 
 
=== Links  ===
 
  
Some useful websites to get started in searching for information about your LDS ancestors include:
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*Sources related to Welch converts  
 
*Timeline<br>  
 
*Timeline<br>  
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*[[Websites for LDS Research|Websites for LDS Research]]  
 
*[[Websites for LDS Research|Websites for LDS Research]]  
 
*Winter Quarters Pioneers<br>
 
*Winter Quarters Pioneers<br>
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Tracing LDS Ancestors
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Pioneers crossing the plains of Nebraska, by C.C.A. Christensen.

If your LDS ancestors have been researched before, are they well-documented? Do your family group records show one or more sources of information for each event? Don't just settle for copying someone else's research, cite the evidence that proves it! Careful documentation reduces errors, unwanted duplication, and may help uncover an overlooked ordinance.

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The Perpetual Emigration Fund - With the creation of the new Perpetual Education Fund, some members have expressed interest in finding out about their ancestor's participation in the historical Perpetual Emigration Fund. This article will help you discover if your ancestors were assisted by the fund during their immigration to Utah.

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Did you know?

  • The Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University has a project devoted to members of the Church who were originally from Wales. http://welshmormon.byu.edu/ seeks to preserve and share information about the early converts to Mormonism in Wales. Its main focus is on those individuals who were involved in the Mormon movement in 19th-century Wales."
  • The Tracing Mormon Pioneers website has indexed several sources related to searching for your LDS ancestors. Included on the site is a tutorial that will help walk you through the steps to locating records about your pioneer families. Read the Tracing Mormon Pioneers article for more information.

  • Sources related to British converts
  • Sources related to Scandinavian converts
  • Sources related to Welch converts
  • Timeline
  • Utah
  • Websites for LDS Research
  • Winter Quarters Pioneers