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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Utah, United States
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Location of Utah
Record Description
Record Type Biographies
Collection years 1830-1936
FamilySearch Resources
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Andrew Jensen. Living Records Division, Salt Lake City


What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

These records include an index with images to Andrew Jensen's Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia for the years 1830 to 1936. This is a compilation of biographical sketches of prominent men and women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The encyclopedia contains 4 volumes covering the years 1901-1936.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

These records may contain the following information:

  • Pictures
  • Names
  • Parents' names
  • Birth places
  • Various biographical details
  • Information on military service
  • Various community leadership activities

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Volume Number

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 Who I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find church and 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 censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who 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 nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Utah.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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