Difference between revisions of "Ward Membership Records"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Jaussi information)
Line 1: Line 1:
You can use membership records to obtain baptismal dates, family relationship information, origins, ordinances and ordinations, and more. Records were kept in various ways over the years so information is inconsistent, and many records do not exist. There are several categories of membership records as noted below
+
You can use membership records to obtain baptismal dates, family relationship information, origins, ordinances and ordinations, and more. Records were kept in various ways over the years so information is inconsistent, and many records do not exist. There are several categories of membership records as noted below  
  
1830-1848 - Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1830-1848 by Susan Easton Black.
+
1830-1848 - Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1830-1848 by Susan Easton Black.  
  
Alphabetical surname listing of church members during the early years for the Church containing vital record information, church and temple information. FHL Book 289.3 Ea85m (50 volumes); microfiche 6031596 (95 fiche).
+
Alphabetical surname listing of church members during the early years for the Church containing vital record information, church and temple information. FHL Book 289.3 Ea85m (50 volumes); microfiche 6031596 (95 fiche).  
  
Ward Records from Ward's inception to about 1948 are often available. The individual's location is needed to use these records. Start in red Jaussi Volume 2, Section 5-13 to identify the ward and then look for the specific records starting in section 5-57 which gives the film number. You can use a Place or keyword search in FHL catalog for further details.
+
'''Ward Records''' from Ward's inception to about 1948 are often available. The individual's location is needed to use these records. Start in red Jaussi Volume 2, Section 5-13 (''Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507'')&nbsp;to identify the ward and then look for the specific records starting in section 5-57 which gives the film number.&nbsp; You can use a Place or keyword search in FHL catalog, at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/ https://www.familysearch.org/],&nbsp;for further details.<br>
  
'''Ward and Branch Membership Records from 1840s-1948''' and '''1907-1983 - Annual Genealogical Report, Form-E - Forms''' are separate records. The “Form Es” that were submitted at the end of each year by Ward Clerk to the Stake. They were kept concurrently with the membership records. They contain blessings, baptisms, confirmations, priesthood ordinations, marriages, missionaries leaving or returning, divorces, excommunications and deaths.
+
'''Ward and Branch Membership Records from 1840s-1948''' and '''1907-1983 - Annual Genealogical Report, Form-E - Forms''' are separate records. The “Form Es” that were submitted at the end of each year by Ward Clerk to the Stake. They were kept concurrently with the membership records. They contain blessings, baptisms, confirmations, priesthood ordinations, marriages, missionaries leaving or returning, divorces, excommunications and deaths.  
  
How to search:
+
How to search:  
  
In FHLC, Keyword search on Ward or Branch, or Stake or Mission. If you do not find anything, still search Place - Church Records - look for Form E or Record of Members or any other relevant title such as "Record of members"; if there is a long list of records to look through, do a Find search (Cntrl/F) on "Latter-day". The records are chronological and are not indexed, so must be searched by year.  
+
In FHLC, Keyword search on Ward or Branch, or Stake or Mission. If you do not find anything, still search Place - Church Records - look for Form E or Record of Members or any other relevant title such as "Record of members"; if there is a long list of records to look through, do a Find search (Cntrl/F) on "Latter-day". The records are chronological and are not indexed, so must be searched by year.  
  
Most reports after 1948 have not been filmed, but some have been filmed up to 1960 so it is worth looking for them on the FHL catalog.
+
Most reports after 1948 have not been filmed, but some have been filmed up to 1960 so it is worth looking for them on the FHL catalog.  
  
Why use? To obtain baptism (and confirmation) dates when the record cannot be located in the IGI, or to obtain or verify details about the ancestor based upon the records that were kept by the ward or branch clerk.
+
Why use? To obtain baptism (and confirmation) dates when the record cannot be located in the IGI, or to obtain or verify details about the ancestor based upon the records that were kept by the ward or branch clerk.  
  
Who created them?   The Form E reports were compiled by the stakes for the Presiding Bishop's Office. Reports were compiled by the wards in 1907 and again from 1918-1984. The records are called Form E's in the stakes and Form 42FPs in the mission field.  
+
Who created them? The Form E reports were compiled by the stakes for the Presiding Bishop's Office. Reports were compiled by the wards in 1907 and again from 1918-1984. The records are called Form E's in the stakes and Form 42FPs in the mission field.  
  
The Form E records are also-known-as:
+
The Form E records are also-known-as:  
  
* "Annual genealogical reports of stakes, 1908-1917"
+
*"Annual genealogical reports of stakes, 1908-1917"  
* "Transcript of ward record," 1912-1916
+
*"Transcript of ward record," 1912-1916  
* "Transcript of record of members", 1917-1918
+
*"Transcript of record of members", 1917-1918
  
'''The Historian's Office record of members : known as the "Minnie Margetts" file. Also called The Membership Card Index.'''
+
'''The Historian's Office record of members&nbsp;: known as the "Minnie Margetts" file. Also called The Membership Card Index.'''  
  
This card file is an index to membership records. It is arranged alphabetically by surname. Check women under their maiden and married surnames. Cards may give: name, date and place of birth, parent's names, date and place of baptism, by whom baptized, priesthood ordinations, residence, emigration and remarks. Film 415443 gives a list of the branches indexed.
+
This card file is an index to membership records. It is arranged alphabetically by surname. Check women under their maiden and married surnames. Cards may give: name, date and place of birth, parent's names, date and place of baptism, by whom baptized, priesthood ordinations, residence, emigration and remarks. Film 415443 gives a list of the branches indexed.  
  
The Minnie Margetts file indexes most but not all early English branch records 1839-1913. The following Church units outside of England are also included:
+
The Minnie Margetts file indexes most but not all early English branch records 1839-1913. The following Church units outside of England are also included:  
  
===INTERNATIONAL BRANCHES:===
+
=== INTERNATIONAL BRANCHES: ===
  
* Mexico, Garcia
+
*Mexico, Garcia  
* Australia, Sydney
+
*Australia, Sydney  
* Samoa, Vaiafai
+
*Samoa, Vaiafai
  
===CHURCH UNITS IN THE UNITED STATES:===
+
=== CHURCH UNITS IN THE UNITED STATES: ===
  
* Arizona, Pima and Showlow
+
*Arizona, Pima and Showlow  
* California
+
*California  
* Harmony Georgia Conference
+
*Harmony Georgia Conference  
* Iowa
+
*Iowa  
* Harris Grove Florida Conference
+
*Harris Grove Florida Conference  
* South Carolina Conference
+
*South Carolina Conference  
* Utah
+
*Utah
  
Circleville
+
Circleville  
  
Escalante
+
Escalante  
  
Goshsen
+
Goshsen  
  
Hyrum
+
Hyrum  
  
Kaysville
+
Kaysville  
  
Logan 6th
+
Logan 6th  
  
Midway
+
Midway  
  
Moroni
+
Moroni  
  
Parowan 1 and 2
+
Parowan 1 and 2  
  
Payson
+
Payson  
  
St. George
+
St. George  
  
Vernal
+
Vernal  
  
'''1983 to Present - Membership Records''' are available to the member or his/her immediate family from the Ward Clerk. If this is not possible, they should contact the Membership Department who answers questions related to members and, or membership status of living or deceased persons. Member.support@ldschurch.org 801-240-3500.
+
'''1983 to Present - Membership Records''' are available to the member or his/her immediate family from the Ward Clerk. If this is not possible, they should contact the Membership Department who answers questions related to members and, or membership status of living or deceased persons. Member.support@ldschurch.org 801-240-3500.  
  
[[Category:Tracing LDS Ancestors]]
+
[[Category:Tracing_LDS_Ancestors]]

Revision as of 14:39, 23 April 2011

You can use membership records to obtain baptismal dates, family relationship information, origins, ordinances and ordinations, and more. Records were kept in various ways over the years so information is inconsistent, and many records do not exist. There are several categories of membership records as noted below

1830-1848 - Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1830-1848 by Susan Easton Black.

Alphabetical surname listing of church members during the early years for the Church containing vital record information, church and temple information. FHL Book 289.3 Ea85m (50 volumes); microfiche 6031596 (95 fiche).

Ward Records from Ward's inception to about 1948 are often available. The individual's location is needed to use these records. Start in red Jaussi Volume 2, Section 5-13 (Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507) to identify the ward and then look for the specific records starting in section 5-57 which gives the film number.  You can use a Place or keyword search in FHL catalog, at https://www.familysearch.org/, for further details.

Ward and Branch Membership Records from 1840s-1948 and 1907-1983 - Annual Genealogical Report, Form-E - Forms are separate records. The “Form Es” that were submitted at the end of each year by Ward Clerk to the Stake. They were kept concurrently with the membership records. They contain blessings, baptisms, confirmations, priesthood ordinations, marriages, missionaries leaving or returning, divorces, excommunications and deaths.

How to search:

In FHLC, Keyword search on Ward or Branch, or Stake or Mission. If you do not find anything, still search Place - Church Records - look for Form E or Record of Members or any other relevant title such as "Record of members"; if there is a long list of records to look through, do a Find search (Cntrl/F) on "Latter-day". The records are chronological and are not indexed, so must be searched by year.

Most reports after 1948 have not been filmed, but some have been filmed up to 1960 so it is worth looking for them on the FHL catalog.

Why use? To obtain baptism (and confirmation) dates when the record cannot be located in the IGI, or to obtain or verify details about the ancestor based upon the records that were kept by the ward or branch clerk.

Who created them? The Form E reports were compiled by the stakes for the Presiding Bishop's Office. Reports were compiled by the wards in 1907 and again from 1918-1984. The records are called Form E's in the stakes and Form 42FPs in the mission field.

The Form E records are also-known-as:

  • "Annual genealogical reports of stakes, 1908-1917"
  • "Transcript of ward record," 1912-1916
  • "Transcript of record of members", 1917-1918

The Historian's Office record of members : known as the "Minnie Margetts" file. Also called The Membership Card Index.

This card file is an index to membership records. It is arranged alphabetically by surname. Check women under their maiden and married surnames. Cards may give: name, date and place of birth, parent's names, date and place of baptism, by whom baptized, priesthood ordinations, residence, emigration and remarks. Film 415443 gives a list of the branches indexed.

The Minnie Margetts file indexes most but not all early English branch records 1839-1913. The following Church units outside of England are also included:

INTERNATIONAL BRANCHES:

  • Mexico, Garcia
  • Australia, Sydney
  • Samoa, Vaiafai

CHURCH UNITS IN THE UNITED STATES:

  • Arizona, Pima and Showlow
  • California
  • Harmony Georgia Conference
  • Iowa
  • Harris Grove Florida Conference
  • South Carolina Conference
  • Utah

Circleville

Escalante

Goshsen

Hyrum

Kaysville

Logan 6th

Midway

Moroni

Parowan 1 and 2

Payson

St. George

Vernal

1983 to Present - Membership Records are available to the member or his/her immediate family from the Ward Clerk. If this is not possible, they should contact the Membership Department who answers questions related to members and, or membership status of living or deceased persons. Member.support@ldschurch.org 801-240-3500.