Utah, LDS Mission Calls and Recommendations - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Utah, LDS Mission Calls and Recommendations, 1877-1918
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|Record Type||LDS Mission Calls and Recommendations|
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History Department, Salt Lake City|
What Is in This Collection?
This collection contains the letters to and from prospective missionaries as they received and accepted mission calls. The records are courtesy of the History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Department and will be hosted by their website.
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The following information may be found in these records:
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- Address or Residence
- Date departing for mission
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