LDS Proxy Temple Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
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What is in This Collection?

The collection includes LDS proxy temple records for the period before automation. It also consists of registers, family group sheets, and Temple Index Bureau cards. This collection includes records from 1840 to 1970.

Image Visibility

To Browse This Collection

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Names of husband, wife, and children
  • Dates and places of birth, christening, marriage, death, and burial
  • Parent's names
  • Relationships
  • Additional marriages of family members
  • LDS temple ordinance information
  • Family representatives
  • Sources of information

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your relative
  • The place where your relative lived

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Temple
  2. Select the Record type
  3. Select the Volume/Year to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the names of the parents' father and mother to find additional generations of the family.
  • Use the place and names to locate other records for the time period such as census and church records.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Use this information as a guideline. Be aware that the information has not been verified and may have come from the submitters memory or from family records.
  • If you are unable to find your ancestor look for various spellings of the names.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"LDS Proxy Temple Records, 1840-1970." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Family History Department. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.