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Utah, George Edward Anderson Photo Collection, 1860-1928
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Utah, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Photographs
Collection years 1860-1928
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Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections


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

This George Edward Anderson Collection consists of photos taken by George Edward Anderson between the years 1860 and 1928 This index does not include every photograph in the collection but is limited to those individuals who have been identified by the photographer or by the record custodian. Many photos are of unidentified individuals, which you can search for with keywords. This collection includes photos of temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, wedding celebrations, railroaders, miners, tradesmen, portraits of people, farmers and pioneers. This collection is in the Harold B. Lee Library, Special Collections at Brigham Young University in Provo.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Contractor's name - usually refers to the family name associated with the photograph
  • Date photograph was taken
  • Description of the content of the photograph

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample of indexed information:

John F Smith Utah, George Edward Anderson Photo Collection
Name John F Smith
Event Type Photograph
Event Date 1880-1920
Event Place Provo Bench, Utah, Utah, United States
Note A studio portrait of a young man in a hat, sitting on a fur rug covered stool, with his foot resting on another stool.
Other Name(s) Smith, John F.

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]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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]

  • Use the citation below to document the image
  • Use existing information to identify the ancestor in the images
  • Use information from additional sources to document the image
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

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

  • The complete collection, as well as a more detailed description of each photograph, can are found on the BYU Library website
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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