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{{breadcrumb| link1=Introduction[[United States Genealogy|United States]]| link2=The Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company was organized in October 1849[[United States Church Records|U. The "donations to the fund helped outfit" members "for the trek west" from 1850 to 1887. It also funded voyages to America starting in 1856S. Church Records]]| link3=[[The fund was disincorporated in 1887 under the provisions Church of Jesus Christ of the EdmundsLatter-Tucker Act. Approximately 30,000 people were assisted "with all or part day Saints|The Church of Jesus Christ of their transportation expenses" during the thirtyLatter-seven years of the day Saints]]| link4=| link5=[[Perpetual Emigration Fund|Perpetual Emigration Fund's operation. (Mormon Historical Studies, Fall 2000, p142)]]}}{{Latter-day Saint-sidebar}}== Introduction ==
There is no complete list of members who used PEF existsThe Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company was organized in October 1849. Many members used The "donations to the fund, and paid their debt; enabling other " helped outfit members to emigrate. However, in 1877 a list called Names of Persons and Sureties Indebted to "for the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company trek west" from 1850 to 1877 was created1887. It also funded voyages to America starting in 1856. This The fund was a list dis-incorporated in 1887 under the provisions of everyone who used PEF but had not paid their debtthe Edmunds-Tucker Act. Then as Approximately 30,000 people were assisted with all or part of their transportation expenses during the Jubulee year thirty-seven years of the ChurchFund's operation. (Mormon Historical Studies, the "Worthy Poor" were forgiven their debt.Fall 2000, p142)
=Internet Sources=Two sites that will be helpful in searching for your ancestors There is no complete list of members who participated in used PEF. Many members used the Perpetual Emigration Fund include the following:*'''Mormon Historic Sites Foundation''' - [http://wwwfund, and paid their debt; enabling other members to emigrate.mormonhistoricsitesfoundation.org/ http://www.mormonhistoricsitesfoundation.org]* The foundation's Fall 2000 issue of "Mormon Historical Studies” included a reprint of a report that was published However, in 1877 titled, "[http://www.mormonhistoricsitesfoundation.org/publications/studies_fall2000/mhs1.2JensenWardFall2000.pdf#search= "perpetual emigration fund" ''a list called Names of Persons and Sureties Indebted to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company from 1850 to 1877 Inclusive'']was created.This was a list of everyone who used PEF but had not paid their debt. Then as part of the Jubilee year of the Church, the "Worthy Poor" The authors were Richard L. Jensen and Maurine Carr Ward. The publication is available in PDF format on the Foundation's web siteforgiven their debt.
*The book ''Names of Persons and Sureties Indebted to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company from 1850 to 1877 Inclusive'Tracing Mormon Pioneers'''- has been digitized and may be downloaded at [http://archive.org/details/namesofpersonssu00perprich www.xmissionarchive.com/~nelsonb/pioneerorg].htm 
* The index of LDS pioneer ancestors on this website includes the pioneer names from the original 1877 publication in addition to many other records that document LDS pioneers.== Internet Sources ==
=Family *{{RecordSearch|3535185Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History Library Sources='', Perpetual Emigration Emigrating Fund'' by Grant Davis.Company Financial Accounts, 1849-1886}} — index
* Individuals Two sites that will be helpful in searching for your ancestors who benefited from participated in the Perpetual Emigration Fund are presented in two sections: First, by alphabetical order; Second, by families. The book is available at include the Family History Libraryfollowing: US/CAN Film 2055500 item 3 or book 973 W23p
*[http://www.mormonhistoricsites.org/ '''Mormon Historic Sites Foundation'''] **The foundation's Fall 2000 issue of "Mormon Historical Studies” included a reprint of a report that was published in 1877 titled, [http://archive.org/details/namesofpersonssu00perprich ''Names of Persons and Sureties Indebted to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company from 1850 to 1877 Inclusive'' by the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company ]." The authors were Richard L. Jensen and published in 1877Maurine Carr Ward.
* There are 18,0000 names in this publication. The record is on microfilm at the Family History Library, US and Canada Film number 25686.* The names in this record were also published in an article by the same title, by Richard L. Jensen and Maurine Carr Ward. The article was published in the Fall 2000 issue of “Mormon Historical Studies” by the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. The publication is available in PDF format on their Website [http://www.mormonhistoricsitesfoundationxmission.orgcom/ http:~nelsonb//wwwpioneer.mormonhistoricsitesfoundation.orghtm '''Tracing Mormon Pioneers''']{| style="float:right; |- |{{MormonLDSRemoval}} |} * The Tracing index of Mormon Pioneers Pioneer ancestors on this website has included includes the pioneer names from the original 1877 publication in their online index of pioneer immigration addition to many other records http://wwwthat document Mormon Pioneers.xmission.com/~nelsonb/pioneer.htm
=Church = Family History Library and Archives Sources=The original financial ledgers of the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company are available at the Church History Library and Archives. Every person who benefited from the PEF were not included in the ledgers. The information that was included in the ledgers includes:* Name of the person who emigrated from Britain.* The amount they were loaned.* Interest charged.* The amount repaid.=
An index to the ''Perpetual Emigrating Emigration Fund Company ledgers is available at the Church History Library and Archives reference room in Salt Lake City. If you do not live near the Library, you can write and ask if your ancestor's names are in the PEF Ledgers Index. The e-mail address is [mailto:churchhistorylibrary@ldschurch.org churchhistorylibrary@ldschurch' by Grant Davis.org]
=Additional Information=Numerous sites on the Internet provide some historical background about *Individuals who benefited from the Perpetual Emigration Fund Companyare presented in two sections: First, by alphabetical order; Second, by families.The book is available at the Family History Library: US/CAN Film 2055500 item 3 or book 973 W23p
Gordon B. Hinckley, “[http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates$fn=default.htm The ''Names of Persons and Sureties Indebted to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company from 1850 to 1877 Inclusive'' by the Perpetual Education Emigrating Fund],” April 2001 Conference TalkCompany and published in 1877.
Wikipedia *There are 18,000 names in this publication. The record is on microfilm at the Family History Library, US and Canada Film number 25686. *The names in this record were also published in an articleby the same title, "by Richard L. Jensen and Maurine Carr Ward. The article was published in the Fall 2000 issue of “Mormon Historical Studies” by the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. The publication is available in PDF format on their Website [http://enwww.wikipediamormonhistoricsitesfoundation.org/wikihttp://Perpetual_Emigration_Fund Perpetual Emigration Fundwww.mormonhistoricsitesfoundation.org]" *The Tracing Mormon Pioneers website has included the names from the original 1877 publication in their online index of pioneer immigration records http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/pioneer.htm
[http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/pioneers_and_cowboys/perpetualemigratingfundcompany.html == Church History to Go at Utah.gov]Library Sources ==
The original financial ledgers of the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company are available at the Church History Library as [httphttps://wwwcatalog.xmissionlds.comorg/~nelsonbrecord/pef_hisa4366f80-2a25-41be-bd7d-319dba6d4e20?view=browse CR 376 2]. Every person who benefited from the PEF were not included in the ledgers.htm The Emigrating Fund information that was included in Europe] (Sourcethe ledgers includes: ''Prelude to the Kingdom'' by Gustive O. Larson, Pages 155-167)
[http://heritage*Name of the person who emigrated from Britain.uen*The amount they were loaned.org/resources/Wcd6fb3d6206c9*Interest charged.htm Heritage Gateways - Perpetual Emigration Fund (D*The amount repaid.U.P. material)]
An index to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company ledgers is available at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. If you do not live near the Library, you can write their staff using their [httphttps://wwwchl.xmissionlibraryresearch.cominfo/~nelsonb/modereft100.htm Mode of Conducting the Migrationaspx?key=RefShort Ask Us] - This article by church historian Andrew Jenson first appeared form and ask if your ancestor's names are in the LDS periodical, The Contributor, Volume 13 (1892) pages 181-185PEF Ledger Index.
[http://www.answers.com/topic/perpetual-emigration-fund Answers.com article about the Perpetual Emigration Fund]== Additional Information ==
Numerous sites on the Internet provide some historical background about the Perpetual Emigration Fund Company: * Gordon B. Hinckley, “[http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates$fn=default.htm The Perpetual Education Fund],” April 2001 Conference Talk * Wikipedia article, "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_Emigration_Fund Perpetual Emigration Fund]" * [http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/pioneers_and_cowboys/perpetualemigratingfundcompany.html History to Go at Utah.gov]* [http://www.ldsxmission.com/~nelsonb/pef_his.htm The Emigrating Fund in Europe] (Source: ''Prelude to the Kingdom'' by Gustive O. Larson, Pages 155-167) * [http://heritage.uen.org/ldsfoundationresources/accelworkWcd6fb3d6206c9.htm Heritage Gateways - Perpetual Emigration Fund (D.U.P. material)]* [http:/humanintereststory/0www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/mode.htm Mode of Conducting the Migration] - This article by church historian Andrew Jenson first appeared in The Church periodical,7989The Contributor,1325Volume 13 (1892) pages 181-185. * [http://www.answers.com/topic/perpetual-0emigration-2235,00fund Answers.html LDS Philanthropies – Family Gathers to Repay PEFcom article about the Perpetual Emigration Fund]
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