Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960
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Utah, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Census of Church Membership
Collection years 1914-1960
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church History Library


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Church census records include censuses for the years 1914, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1950, 1955, and 1960. Included with the 1914-1935 census are some delayed birth certificates which originated in the Church Historian's Office and a few Salt Lake Granite Stake genealogical survey cards. The records are arranged alphabetically by the head of the household. Microfilm of original records in the Church Historian's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Each image contains one family. Mother and Father are usually called out as such or as "Parents" then children are listed. The father will be the head of the household. All forms are filed alphabetically according to the head of the family. If the head of the family was a widow, the form is filed under her name if the name of her former husband is not given. If several children are living away from home and have been entered upon a census form as children with no parents shown, the form is filed under the name of the first listed person. The forms for widows usually have the surname of the husband in the upper right-hand corner and that is the name under which the form is filed. All the forms for the same family have been placed together whenever possible. The entire family, with the name of each member living with the family at the time of the census, is given. In many cases, the names of the husbands were not given if they were not members of the church. In these cases, the forms are filed under the married name of the wife. However, if the name of the husband is known, the form is filed in the regular manner whether he was a member of the church or not.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

  • Family name
  • Ward or Branch
  • Stake or Mission
  • Address
  • Mother and father's name, date and place of birth
  • Children name , sex, date and place of birth
  • Branch record number

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