Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This collection contains images of index cards in alphabetical order for some members of the LDS Church. The names on the cards come primarily from sources from 1830 to the mid-1900s. Sources include LDS church records, journals, biographies, cemetery records, immigration records and published books.

For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content and Use

For additional in-depth information about the contents and use of this collection see the wiki article Early Church Information File (ECIF)

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Search the Collection

To search the collection by image,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate  "First and Last Name" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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Don't overlook FHL Place United States, Utah items or FHL Keyword Utah items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Utah Archives and Libraries.

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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

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900

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.


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.

"Utah, FamilySearch, Early LDS Church Information File, 1830-1900." Index or Index and Images or Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Department.