Handcart Story Needs Revision? (Deseret News
Wiki entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_handcart_pioneers
Day by Day with Willie Company
page has been created to help those in searching their LDS ancestry
who came to Utah after 1868..
joint effort between Salt Lake County and the Utah Genealogical Society
is underway to
digitize county birth and death records. By the Summer of 2007
recorded births and deaths from 1847-1890
and deaths up to 1949 should be digitized and on the web. These
will be made available on www.familysearch.org
- Check out this online book on Mormon Pioneers put out by the
Park Service. Copy and paste this link:
- A Searchable version of the Deseret News 1850-1898 is
now online at
the Utah Digital Newspapers web page.
It also includes a search mechanism for births, marriages and deaths
mentioned in the paper.
Note: not all of these events were recorded in the newspaper.
- I have come across a resource that reportedly has 52,000+
references to early LDS members from 1830 to the early Utah period. The
web site is called Early Latter-day Saints and all you need to do is
put in a name to find someone. A great online resource for finding some
information on early LDS members. The web site can be found at http://earlylds.com
- There are two pages related to Winter Quarters. These are
are trying to document the areas and people who lived in and around the
area prior to and during the migration to Utah. These are works in
so check them now and again to find new items that have been posted.
Group Crossroads to the West Database
Winter Quarters Project
- The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers are moving into the 21st
having their own web page
favorite part is the History Department
section wherein you can search on the web page and order a
pioneer's biography written by children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren of Mormon
pioneers. The web page says there are over 100,000 biographies, however
I do not know if
all of these have been indexed and put online as of yet. Note:
You must submit and receive your
biography via the regular mail. No email or phone requests will be
- A list of Utah
indexes available at the Family History Library.
- Some nice articles on pioneers and their journey at the Mormon
Historic Sites Foundation web page.
Click on a past issue to see a table of contents. Archived articles are
in PDF format.
- New link: An
and their Neighbors by Marvin E. Wiggins has been put online at BYU.
Search over 100,000 biographical references to Mormon Pioneers and
- New link: The Utah
Digital Newspapers project is hosted
at the University of Utah. It contains searchable
text from twenty different newspaper titles from 13 Utah counties,
ranging from 1879 to 1956.
- New link: The
Western States Historical Marriage Index is
an index of 290,000+ marriages in Arizona, California, Colorado,
Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and
Wyoming ranging from the 1850s to the mid 1900s. Go to this link
for a breakdown of states, counties and time
periods. This great resource was created at BYU-Idaho formerly known as
- New link: LDS
The purpose of this web site is to provide some historical information
including maps and histories of early branches and areas of LDS church
activity in Europe in the nineteenth century.
- New link: Welsh
Mormon History. A great web site with lots of biographical
on Welsh Mormon converts.