Genealogical Library collection

Genealogical Library collection

Dates: 1825-1975

Collection contains two boxes of photocopied personal histories, journals, letters, and an original manuscript entitled, "La Premiere Moitre du XIX." These items are dated from between 1825 and 1975.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Library
  • Call Number: MSS 6879
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Genealogical Library collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6879; Genealogical Library collection; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6879, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the Genealogical Library in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Genealogical Library; 1977.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Pioneers; Pioneers--Utah--History; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries; Family histories; Letters; Photocopies; Transcripts
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Genealogical Library collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:02-0700
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Administrative History

The Genealogical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formed in a reorganization of the Church's Genealogical Society in 1974. It was first established as the Genealogical Society of Utah in 1894. The Genealogical Department maintained the Genealogical Library, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Genealogical Department was renamed the Family History Department in 1987, and the Genealogical Library became known as the Family History Library.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts