The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary Registers (Worldwide) - FamilySearch Historical Records

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary Registers (Worldwide), 1860-1937
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Record Description
Record Type Missionary Register
Collection years 1860-1937
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History Department

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

This collection consists of an index of registers kept to record the departure and return of missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through Salt Lake City. The collection covers the years 1860 to 1937. A more comprehensive database is offered in the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which includes missionaries serving from 1830 to 1860, missionaries not routed through Salt Lake City, links to lists of missionaries serving at the same time and histories of mission areas.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Full name of missionary
  • Parent’s full names
  • Birth date and place
  • Residence
  • Ward or Stake name
  • Mission location
  • Dates departed for and returned from mission
  • Name of person ordaining missionary
  • Date set apart as missionary
  • Baptism date
  • By whom baptized
  • Quorum or Priesthood office held
  • Present residence
  • Page, volume, line number

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

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  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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

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  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

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

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