Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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of Latter-day Saints
Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints served as missionaries for their faith. Various records exist that document their service and provide genealogical information. Some of the resources available for research are:
- Early Mormon Missionaries is a database hosted by the Church History Library that documents those Latter-day Saints who served missions from 1830 to the early 20th century.
- Missionary Record Index, 1830–1971. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. (FHL films 1913079–102).
- This is a card index that lists full-time missionaries set apart up to 1971. It also serves as an index to missionary registers, some of which are available through the Church History Library. Each card shows the name, birth date and place, parents’ names, home ward and stake, dates set apart, name of the person who performed the setting apart, the mission, a reference to missionary records, and sometimes the date released.
- Some of the records indexed are Historian's Office missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, circa 1925 and Missionary Department missionary registers, 1860-1959, both available online through the Church History Catalog. An online index to the latter collection is also available through FamilySearch as the Utah, Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1937.
- The Early Church Information File (cited fully on the "Biography") indexes many early missionary records. The microfilmed missionary records are no longer available in the Family History Library. The records are now available only at the Church History Library.
- The National Archives of Australia Website has an interesting resource listing "Mormon missionaries - Desirous of proceeding to Australia". If you enter the word "Mormon" into the keyword search box it will bring up the link to look at a record of correspondence between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Australian government.
Early Church Missionaries[edit | edit source]
Wilford Woodruff: Wilford Woodruff was a notable missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is known to have converted over 600 individuals while on his missions to England and Southern States in the Untied States. He served a mission in 1840 to England, the United Brethren, Benbow Farm, Gadfield Elm and Froome's Hill Conferences in England. 
List of Members taught by Wilford Woodruff:
- Wilford Woodruff 1840 Journal - contains list of individuals who were baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Transcript of Wilford Woodruff's Journals - List of baptized individuals from the United Brethren Church and others from Herefordshire, England; 9 volume; can only be accessed at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- David J. Whittaker, “Harvest in Herefordshire,” Ensign, Jan 1987, 46; *Douglas F. Tobler, “Truth Prevailing: The Significance of the Nineteenth-Century LDS Experience in Britain,” Ensign, Jul 1987, 33; *James R. and LaVelle R. Moss, “Names and Places: Locales of British LDS Interest,” Ensign, Jul 1987, 17