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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah_Genealogy|Utah Genealogy]]''
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The term genealogy is used to describe a variety of records containing family information previously gathered by other researchers, societies, or archives. These records can include pedigree charts, compiled data on families, correspondence, ancestor lists, research exchange files, record abstracts, and collections of original or copied documents. These sources can save time, but because they are compiled from other sources, they must be carefully evaluated for accuracy.  
 
The term genealogy is used to describe a variety of records containing family information previously gathered by other researchers, societies, or archives. These records can include pedigree charts, compiled data on families, correspondence, ancestor lists, research exchange files, record abstracts, and collections of original or copied documents. These sources can save time, but because they are compiled from other sources, they must be carefully evaluated for accuracy.  
  
 
=== Nationwide Indexes  ===
 
=== Nationwide Indexes  ===
  
You will find information about some of your ancestors in the following important nationwide genealogical indexes described in [[United States]], in the sections indicated.
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*FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service - [https://familysearch.org/#form=trees Trees] contains lineages organized into family groups and pedigrees with an every-name index. This was created from a database formerly known as [[Ancestral File|Ancestral File.]]
 
 
'''Ancestral File "Genealogy" section'''. Also available on the FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service.
 
 
 
'''FamilyFinder Index "Census" section'''. Also on the Internet at [http://www.familytreemaker.com/allsearch.html www.familytreemaker.com/allsearch.html] .
 
 
 
'''Family History Library Catalog Surname Search '''"Introduction" and "Genealogy" sections. Also available on the FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service.
 
 
 
'''International Genealogical Index "Genealogy" section'''. Also partially available on the FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service.
 
 
 
'''Index to National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections''' (NUCMC) "Genealogy" section. Also on Internet at:
 
 
 
http://lcweb.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/nucmc.html .
 
 
 
'''Old Surname Index File''' (on 21 Family History Library films beginning with 1058446.){{FHL|157706|title-id|disp=}}
 
 
 
'''Pedigree Resource File''' consists of unedited, lineage-linked pedigrees submitted over the Internet to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1999. It also includes the associated family groups, descendant charts, and sometimes notes or sources. It is available for purchase at the Family History Library for use on personal computers.
 
 
 
'''Periodical Source Index (PERSI) "Periodicals" section'''. Also available on the Internet at [http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry/search/3165.htm www.ancestry.com/ancestry/search/3165.htm]  for a subscription fee.
 
 
 
'''Social Security Death Index "Vital Records" section'''. This index is also available on the Internet at [http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/ http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com]  
 
  
'''U.S. Military Death Index'''. This index lists deaths of service men and women in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. It is available at most Family History Centers as part of FamilySearch. For details see the [[United States Military Records|Military Index Resource Guide]].  
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*The Family History Library has an extensive collection of almost 50,000 published U.S. family histories and newsletters. Copies at the library are listed in the [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search&catSearchType=surname Last names Search] of the FamilySearch Catalog.
  
These indexes are available at the Family History Library and many libraries with family history collections.  
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*Major collections of printed family histories are also found at most of the archives and libraries listed in [[United States Archives and Libraries]]. Most large libraries have indexes and catalogs to published family histories. For a list of the indexes and catalogs available at the Family History Library see the [[United States Genealogy#Family_Histories|Family History]] section of [[United States Genealogy|United States Genealogy]] in the Wiki.
  
=== Web Sites about Your Family ===
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*[http://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/about.html National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)]. "The National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, established in 1959, is a cooperative cataloging program in which repositories from all over the United States open to the public report their holdings of manuscript collections to the Library of Congress. Staff members of the Manuscripts Section of the Library's Special Materials Cataloging Division prepare catalog entries for these reports, which are published annually in book form by the Library of Congress"--Index to personal names in the National Union Catalog of manuscript collections, 1959-1984, p. vii. An index is available at the Family History Library {{FHL|200187|item|disp=FHL book 016.091 N21 1959 to 1984}}
  
Search the Internet for family history web sites about your surname. To find such sites use the "Search for Ancestors" feature of the FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service at [http://www.familysearch.org/ http://www.familysearch.org].  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1030 Ancestry.com] ($) Public and Private member trees.
  
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*[http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ World Connect] includes hundreds of thousands of ancestors in pedigrees and family trees with an easy to use index.
  
=== Printing Your Family History  ===
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*Periodical Source Index ([[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|PERSI]]). There are more than 126,000 surnames included in the PERSI database which is available on the Internet at [http://www.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/index HeritageQuestOnline.com] as well as at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3165 Ancestry.com]. Both are subscription websites, but often available at local libraries.
 
 
Pulling together a family history is without question one of the most rewarding activities you can do. The end product will provide a wonderful depository for family stories, traditions, and other memories. The fruits of your labors will be appreciated for years to come.  
 
 
 
[https://printandmail.byu.edu/home/ Brigham Young University's Print and Mail Production Center] offers&nbsp;facilities and consultants to assist genealogists in printing their&nbsp;family histories. Their consultants&nbsp;can answer questions regarding formatting, layout, scanning photos, and can assist&nbsp;in the printing process.  
 
 
 
See also [[A Guide to Printing Your Family History]]
 
  
 
=== Statewide Collections and Publications  ===
 
=== Statewide Collections and Publications  ===
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=== Manuscript Collections and Special Files  ===
 
=== Manuscript Collections and Special Files  ===
  
Some of the major collections available through the Family History Library are:
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*Bennett, Archibald F. ''Family Genealogical Records Alphabetically Arranged''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1967. {{FHL|207703|item|disp=FHL films 476963 (first of 19 films)}} Contains correspondence, genealogies, pedigree charts, and family group records for some Utah families. The&nbsp;FamilySearch Catalog&nbsp;lists all surnames on each film.  
 
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*''Cummings Collection of Genealogical Questionnaires Relating to Utah Families''. [Salt Lake City, Utah]: B. F. Cummings II, 19--? {{FHL|565467|item|disp=FHL film 1592751 item 4; book Q979.2 D2c}} This source contains genealogical data sheets on 172 Utah families collected before Cummings' death in 1918. The information has been indexed in the ''Early Church Information File'' with its former call number of MS 1332.  
*Bennett, Archibald F. ''Family Genealogical Records Alphabetically Arranged''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1967. (On 19 Family History Library {{FHL|207703|title-id|disp=films beginning with 476963}}.) Contains correspondence, genealogies, pedigree charts, and family group records for some Utah families. The&nbsp;Family History Library Catalog&nbsp;lists all surnames on each film.  
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*''Research Notes by Benjamin F. Cummings, Jr.on the Ancestry of Some Early Utah Families''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1954 {{FHL|212710|item|disp=FHL films 25703–6}} These films are of his research files. They include completed typed genealogies, a few questionnaires, the author's research notes, documents and letters, and a book with many short genealogies regarding Utah families. The notebooks are not confined to one family, so a careful search of the collection is required.
*''Cummings Collection of Genealogical Questionnaires Relating to Utah Families''. [Salt Lake City, Utah]: B. F. Cummings II, 19--? (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|565467|title-id|disp=book Q979.2 D2c; film 1592751 item 4}}.) This source contains genealogical data sheets on 172 Utah families collected before Cummings' death in 1918. The information has been indexed in the ''Early Church Information File'' with its former call number of MS 1332.  
 
*''Research Notes by Benjamin F. Cummings, Jr.on the Ancestry of Some Early Utah Families''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1954.(Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|212710|title-id|disp=films 25703–6}}.) These films are of his research files. They include completed typed genealogies, a few questionnaires, the author's research notes, documents and letters, and a book with many short genealogies regarding Utah families. The notebooks are not confined to one family, so a careful search of the collection is required.
 
  
 
=== Published Materials  ===
 
=== Published Materials  ===
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Many pedigrees of Utah families have been published in ''The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine'' mentioned in [[Utah Periodicals]]&nbsp;Different segments of&nbsp;a family's genealogy&nbsp;may appear in several issues of the magazine. The family names&nbsp;have been indexed in the ''Early Church Information File''.  
 
Many pedigrees of Utah families have been published in ''The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine'' mentioned in [[Utah Periodicals]]&nbsp;Different segments of&nbsp;a family's genealogy&nbsp;may appear in several issues of the magazine. The family names&nbsp;have been indexed in the ''Early Church Information File''.  
  
The Family History Library also has family histories of many Utah families. They can be found&nbsp;by doing a&nbsp;Surname Search&nbsp;in the Family History Library Catalog.&nbsp; You also can find genealogies for Utahs in the Family History Library Catalog in the Locality Search under:  
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The Family History Library also has family histories of many Utah families. To access genealogy records for Utah, use the Place-names Search of the FamilySearch Catalog for:  
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:*UTAH - GENEALOGY
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:*UTAH, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY
  
UTAH - GENEALOGY
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
UTAH, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY
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[http://history.utah.gov/publications.html#periodicals History.Utah.gov]  
  
=== Web Sites ===
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=== Writing and Sharing Your Family History ===
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Sharing your own family history is valuable for several reasons:<br>
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*It helps you see gaps in your own research and raises opportunities to find new information.
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*It helps other researchers progress in researching ancestors you share in common.
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*It draws other researchers to you who already have information about your family that you do not yet possess.
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*It draws together researchers with common interests, sparking collaboration opportunities. For instance, researchers in various localities might choose to do lookups for each other in remote repositories. Your readers may also share photos of your ancestors that you have never seen before.<br>
  
http://history.utah.gov/utah_history_research_center/periodicals/u.html
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:See also:
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:*[[Create a Family History]]
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:*[[Writing Your Family and Personal History]]
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:*[[A Guide to Printing Your Family History]]
  
 
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Revision as of 23:51, 14 August 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Utah Gotoarrow.png Utah Genealogy

The term genealogy is used to describe a variety of records containing family information previously gathered by other researchers, societies, or archives. These records can include pedigree charts, compiled data on families, correspondence, ancestor lists, research exchange files, record abstracts, and collections of original or copied documents. These sources can save time, but because they are compiled from other sources, they must be carefully evaluated for accuracy.

Nationwide Indexes

  • FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service - Trees contains lineages organized into family groups and pedigrees with an every-name index. This was created from a database formerly known as Ancestral File.
  • The Family History Library has an extensive collection of almost 50,000 published U.S. family histories and newsletters. Copies at the library are listed in the Last names Search of the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Major collections of printed family histories are also found at most of the archives and libraries listed in United States Archives and Libraries. Most large libraries have indexes and catalogs to published family histories. For a list of the indexes and catalogs available at the Family History Library see the Family History section of United States Genealogy in the Wiki.
  • National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC). "The National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, established in 1959, is a cooperative cataloging program in which repositories from all over the United States open to the public report their holdings of manuscript collections to the Library of Congress. Staff members of the Manuscripts Section of the Library's Special Materials Cataloging Division prepare catalog entries for these reports, which are published annually in book form by the Library of Congress"--Index to personal names in the National Union Catalog of manuscript collections, 1959-1984, p. vii. An index is available at the Family History Library FHL book 016.091 N21 1959 to 1984
  • World Connect includes hundreds of thousands of ancestors in pedigrees and family trees with an easy to use index.
  • Periodical Source Index (PERSI). There are more than 126,000 surnames included in the PERSI database which is available on the Internet at HeritageQuestOnline.com as well as at Ancestry.com. Both are subscription websites, but often available at local libraries.

Statewide Collections and Publications

Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. Usually, the records must be searched in person.

The library has several collections of family group sheets, pedigree charts, and other information submitted by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These collections include many Utah families. See Tracing LDS Ancestors for more information.

Manuscript Collections and Special Files

  • Bennett, Archibald F. Family Genealogical Records Alphabetically Arranged. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1967. FHL films 476963 (first of 19 films) Contains correspondence, genealogies, pedigree charts, and family group records for some Utah families. The FamilySearch Catalog lists all surnames on each film.
  • Cummings Collection of Genealogical Questionnaires Relating to Utah Families. [Salt Lake City, Utah]: B. F. Cummings II, 19--? FHL film 1592751 item 4; book Q979.2 D2c This source contains genealogical data sheets on 172 Utah families collected before Cummings' death in 1918. The information has been indexed in the Early Church Information File with its former call number of MS 1332.
  • Research Notes by Benjamin F. Cummings, Jr.on the Ancestry of Some Early Utah Families. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1954 FHL films 25703–6 These films are of his research files. They include completed typed genealogies, a few questionnaires, the author's research notes, documents and letters, and a book with many short genealogies regarding Utah families. The notebooks are not confined to one family, so a careful search of the collection is required.

Published Materials

Many pedigrees of Utah families have been published in The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine mentioned in Utah Periodicals Different segments of a family's genealogy may appear in several issues of the magazine. The family names have been indexed in the Early Church Information File.

The Family History Library also has family histories of many Utah families. To access genealogy records for Utah, use the Place-names Search of the FamilySearch Catalog for:

  • UTAH - GENEALOGY
  • UTAH, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY

Web Sites

History.Utah.gov

Writing and Sharing Your Family History

Sharing your own family history is valuable for several reasons:

  • It helps you see gaps in your own research and raises opportunities to find new information.
  • It helps other researchers progress in researching ancestors you share in common.
  • It draws other researchers to you who already have information about your family that you do not yet possess.
  • It draws together researchers with common interests, sparking collaboration opportunities. For instance, researchers in various localities might choose to do lookups for each other in remote repositories. Your readers may also share photos of your ancestors that you have never seen before.
See also: