Saturday, July 24, 2010

Researching LDS Pioneer Ancestry

If you have LDS pioneer ancestors, you may enjoy learning more about them through the LDS Church History Website Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868. The database contains information on approximately 60,000 pioneers, who traveled in more than 250 different wagon and handcart companies. Search for your ancestor specifically, look to see who else they traveled with, or learn more about the families who made up the ill-fated Willie and Martin handcart companies.

To search the database, go to and select [About the Church] and then [Church History]. Look for the Conestoga wagon in the lower left of the page. 

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