Utah, Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company Financial Accounts - FamilySearch Historical Records

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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 Emigration
Collection years 1849-1886
FamilySearch Resources
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church History Library


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains ledgers, journals, a cash book, receipt books, bonds, promissory notes, and other financial records that kept track of the Perpetual Emigrating Fund's (PEF) use of money. The Perpetual Emigrating Fund was started by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1849 to assist Saints who wanted to come out west. Most of the people who utilized the PEF were British. They not only needed funds to travel across the ocean, but also to cross the plains. This was less a gift and more like a loan, as the users were expected to pay back what they used so others could also travel to the west. If you had an ancestor who traveled using money from the PEF, this may be a useful resource.


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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 name of your ancestor
  • The age and birth date of your ancestor
  • The loan amount

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate year of immigration

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 the Surname Range
  2. Select the Date the loan was issued to view the images.

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

  • Search the local church records for more information about the family
  • Search for birth, marriage, and death records on the state and county level
  • Use census records to locate the family through their journey West
  • Search the county where the family lived for land and probate records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Utah Record Finder to find other records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

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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