Utah, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Histories - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Utah, 
United States
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Location of Utah
Record Description
Record Type Histories
Collection years 1860-1920
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Daughters of the Utah Pioneers


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

This collection includes histories written by pioneer men and women and collected by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. The histories were written between the years 1860-1920 and only the first page of the history will be viewable. Full histories can be ordered at the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers website for a fee. Only individuals who came to, were born in, or died coming to the Utah Territory before May 10, 1869, will be found in this collection of histories.

The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP), founded in 1901, is dedicated to the collection and preservation of histories and photographs of early (pre-1869) Utah Pioneers which are available for researching. The history collection is stored in the DUP museum located at 300 North Main, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103. Copies of histories and photos are available for purchase. Visit the official DUP website for further information on pricing and ordering: International Society Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

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

This Pioneer history collection may contain the following information:

  • First and last name of ancestor
  • Maiden name
  • Birth date
  • Death date
  • Relatives
  • Place of birth

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Birth Date – Year Range
  2. Select Name Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the 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 Who I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Utah.

Citations For This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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Image Citation:
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