Utah, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History Library, Record of Members Collection - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Location of Utah|
|Record Type||Record of Members|
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Historical Department|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains a record of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1836-1970. The Record of Members project is being indexed for and in partnership with the Church History Library. The index is viewable on FamilySearch and the images will be viewable on the Church History Library's website.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Search for vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
- Search Church ward records for information on the family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by a nickname or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Utah.
- Tracing Latter-day Saint Ancestors
- Latter-day Saint Record Finder
- Utah Guided Research
- Utah Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1905 | 1900-Present
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections[edit | edit source]
- Utah, Salt Lake City, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary Department, Missionary Registers, 1860-1937.
- Utah, LDS Mission Calls and Recommendations, 1877-1918.
- Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900
- United States, Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Military Servicemen in World War I Records, 1919
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.