Saturday, June 13, 2009

Early Latter-day Saints

Another online source I have used is Early Latter-day Saints. Although this website advertises itself as a Pioneer database. I have had success using it to track down other early members back to 1829.

A joint effort between The Nauvoo Land and Records Office and the Pioneer Research Group, the database contains over 60,000 names. But more importantly for amateur historians, it references the sources. Nauvoo Temple records, and other Nauvoo records, as well as research of modern historians were used to create this. It is an ongoing project.

So if you have someone in mind, this database will show you what other records may contain more information you might be interested in. For example, I didn't know that a handful of autobiographies were collected for the early saints and are on file in the LDS archives.

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