Talk:Temple Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Mississippi Baptisms[edit source]

The article explains that "The earliest "temple" records are proxy baptisms for the dead performed in the Mississippi River in 1840." But the article doesn't explain where the records are. How does one search these records?

These reocord are available on film and in book form:

Nauvoo baptisms for the dead in the Mississippi River FHL US/CAN Film 255501

Annotated Records of Baptisms for the Dead 1840-1845 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois  Susan Easton Black & Harvey Bischoff Black Provo 2002
BYU Herald B Lee Library BX 8677.73 .B561an
SLC FHL call number 977.343/N1 K2

Ordinance section of page mentioning Computer File Index:

1969 - Genealogical Information and Name Tabulation (GIANT) program = Automated names processing and initiated the automated storage of massive name files, primarily the IGI. see Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1894-1994 p. 185, 304-7. (see p. 306 for "Computer File Index" (CFI) & p. 317 for CFI/IGI)