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'''Looking for a Pioneer who came to Utah between 1847 and 1868? Search these sources:'''  
 
'''Looking for a Pioneer who came to Utah between 1847 and 1868? Search these sources:'''  
  
*Go to the Web site [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory '''www.lds.org/churchhistory''']
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Click on '''Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (1847-1868)''' below.
  
Click on '''Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (1847-1868)''' at the bottom of the page.  
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*Go to the Web site [http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/?lang=eng http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/?lang=eng]
  
Choose one of the three searches listed on the left side of the page:
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'''Search Index'''--Use this search if you know the name of the [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/1,15773,3966-1,00.html]pioneer.
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'''Name Search'''  
  
#Type in the first and last name of the pioneer.  
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#Type in the first and/or last name of the pioneer.  
 
#Scroll through the list of names and click on the name of the person.  
 
#Scroll through the list of names and click on the name of the person.  
 
#Write down or print the information on this person including the birth and death dates and ages, name of the company, and sources.  
 
#Write down or print the information on this person including the birth and death dates and ages, name of the company, and sources.  
 
#Click on the name of the company to find when the company arrived in Salt Lake City and any other information.
 
#Click on the name of the company to find when the company arrived in Salt Lake City and any other information.
  
'''Alphabetical Company List'''--Use this search if you know the name of the pioneer company.
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'''Keyword Search'''  
  
#Scroll until you find the name of the company you need and click on the company name.
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The keyword search will be performed in only the record type you have selected in the drop down menu. (Companies, Pioneers, Sources, or ALL)
#Click on '''View a list of individuals'''to find a list of people who traveled with that company.
 
#Click on '''View a list of sources''' to learn about the sources used and where they can be found.
 
  
'''Chronological Company List'''--Use this search if you know the year of arrival of the pioneer company.  
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#Select '''"Pioneers"''' if you want to search for a varient spelling of a name that is listed in a pioneer note.
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#Select '''"Sources"''' if you want to search all the source transcripts for a specific story.
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#Select '''"Companies"''' if you wish to search for a specific company or if you want to search within the company summary.
  
#Scroll until you find the year the company arrived in Salt Lake City and click on the company name.
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'''Alphabetical Company List'''
#Click on '''View a list of individuals''' to find a list of people who traveled with that company.  
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Generates a list of all the companies in the database, sorted alphabetically by the last name of the company captain. The list includes departure and arrival dates.  
#Click on '''View a list of sources''' to learn about the sources used and where they can be found.
 
  
*Using '''[https://familysearch.org/ familysearch]'''&nbsp;type in the name of the pioneer. If the ancestor is listed in the Ancestral File or Pedigree Resource File, click on the name to see birth, marriage, and death information. You can print a copy of a family group sheet by clicking on '''Family''', or a pedigree chart by clicking on '''Pedigree''' on the far right side of the page.
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'''Chronological Company List'''
  
If you need more information for ancestors who came to Salt Lake City, check the following books found in the US/Canada reference and book areas at the Family History Library.  
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Generates a list of all the companies in the database, sorted chronologically by departure date.
  
*''Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah,''by Frank Esshom. 2 vols. <br>FHL book '''979.2 D3e 1966'''  
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*''Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude,''by Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. 4 vols. <br>FHL book '''979 D36p'''
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If you need more information for ancestors who came to Salt Lake City, check the following books found in the US/Canada reference and book areas at the Family History Library. You may also wish to contact the Church History Library directly by using their [https://chl.libraryresearch.info/reft100.aspx?key=RefShort "Ask Us"] web form.
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*''Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah,''by Frank Esshom. 2 vols. <br>FHL book '''979.2 D3e 1966'''<br>
 
*''Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia,''by Andrew Jenson. 4 vols.<br>FHL book '''920.0792 J453L'''  
 
*''Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia,''by Andrew Jenson. 4 vols.<br>FHL book '''920.0792 J453L'''  
 
*''Handcarts to Zion,'' by Leroy and Ann Hafen.<br>FHL book '''289.309 H119h'''
 
*''Handcarts to Zion,'' by Leroy and Ann Hafen.<br>FHL book '''289.309 H119h'''
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*[[Tracing LDS Ancestors]] contains information on LDS research and other sources.
 
*[[Tracing LDS Ancestors]] contains information on LDS research and other sources.
  
[[Category:Tracing_LDS_Ancestors]]
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[[Category:Tracing_LDS_Ancestors]] [[Category:LDS]]

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Looking for a Pioneer who came to Utah between 1847 and 1868? Search these sources:

Click on Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (1847-1868) below.


Name Search

  1. Type in the first and/or last name of the pioneer.
  2. Scroll through the list of names and click on the name of the person.
  3. Write down or print the information on this person including the birth and death dates and ages, name of the company, and sources.
  4. Click on the name of the company to find when the company arrived in Salt Lake City and any other information.

Keyword Search

The keyword search will be performed in only the record type you have selected in the drop down menu. (Companies, Pioneers, Sources, or ALL)

  1. Select "Pioneers" if you want to search for a varient spelling of a name that is listed in a pioneer note.
  2. Select "Sources" if you want to search all the source transcripts for a specific story.
  3. Select "Companies" if you wish to search for a specific company or if you want to search within the company summary.

Alphabetical Company List Generates a list of all the companies in the database, sorted alphabetically by the last name of the company captain. The list includes departure and arrival dates.

Chronological Company List

Generates a list of all the companies in the database, sorted chronologically by departure date.


If you need more information for ancestors who came to Salt Lake City, check the following books found in the US/Canada reference and book areas at the Family History Library. You may also wish to contact the Church History Library directly by using their "Ask Us" web form.

  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah,by Frank Esshom. 2 vols.
    FHL book 979.2 D3e 1966
  • Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia,by Andrew Jenson. 4 vols.
    FHL book 920.0792 J453L
  • Handcarts to Zion, by Leroy and Ann Hafen.
    FHL book 289.309 H119h

For Internet links to other LDS sources go to genealogy-links and click on the tab for LDS to Zion.

Need more information? Try these sources at the Family History Library:

  • Early Church Information File. On 75 FHL films. Use the Library Catalog Film Number Search and type in film 1750655. Scroll down the film notes to find the film number for the family name you need.
  • Tracing LDS Ancestors contains information on LDS research and other sources.