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Endowments for the dead, 1893-1970; heir indexes, 1924-1956; baptisms for the dead, 1941-1970, 1893-1970

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1959-1979
1114 microfilm reels ; 35 & 16 mm.

Notes

HEIR INDEXES list the oldest male person to be baptized into the L.D.S. Church as the index term for the sealings of his ancestors. This system was not very accurate because heirs often had common ancestors. Two families descending from different lines of the same person might designate different heirs for that person. Heir indexes were kept with each vol., 1893-1924; and kept separately, 1924-1956. ENDOWMENTS REGISTERS contain ordinance data and vital data on the endowed individual. From 1913-1941, they were kept separately for males and females. BAPTISM AND ENDOWMENTS CARDS contain ordinance data for a single individual on each card. They include baptism as well as endowment information. Early cards were kept in separate files for males and females. Beginning in 1949 the two files were merged. This file contains patron submitted endowments. Beginning in the 1960s many names for endowments were generated by the controlled extraction program. For these endowments through 1970, look under "Endowments for the dead, controlled extraction, 1962-1970," in the author/title catalog. Extraction batches prior to 1970 were given a "P" number. Beginning in 1970 they were given a "C" number. For these batches look under "Endowments and sealings for the dead, controlled extraction" in the author/title catalog. Controlled extraction endowments can also be found in the topical catalog by either of these titles under "Temple records - Salt Lake Temple."

In the 1970s the record of patron submitted sealings was divided into different files reflecting different processing procedures: 1) Family file--endowments cleared by the Genealogical Department and reserved for family members to perform at the temple, 2) Patron temple file--same as family file except the names were not reserved for family members, 3) Rush processing--family file given priority in processing, 4) Manual processing--endowments that could not be processed by the computer system for various reasons, 5) Temple originated records--endowments processed from patron records presented at the temple, 6) Family entry--endowments submitted on family group sheets. Look for these records in the author/title catalog under: 1) Endowments for the dead, family file, 1970-. 2) Endowments and sealings for the dead, patron temple file, 1970-. 3) Endowments for the dead, rush processing, 1976-1981. 4) Endowments for the dead, manual processing, 1970-1981. 5) Temple originated records, 1970-. 6) Endowments for the dead, family entry, 1979-1981.

Endowments, 1893-Sep 1969 are indexed by the name of the deceased person in the Temple Index Bureau File (TIB), a card index available on microfilm. Endowments after Sep 1969 are indexed in the International Genealogical Index (IGI), a microfiche index available in the main library and many of its branches. .

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