Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969
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|Record Type:||Compiled genealogies|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of family group record forms submitted by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Genealogical Society of Utah, now the Family History Department, for processing prior to performing proxy ordinances. Completed ordinance dates were recorded on the forms. The completed forms were filed in the Family Group Records Archive collection. The forms are filed in alphabetical order by husband's surname, given name, and date of birth.
For additional information about the contents, history, and use of these records see the wiki article Family Group Records Collection. For those who had proxy ordinance work prior to 1969, these family group records may guide you to those working on particular lines or families. Often on FamilySearch the contributor is recorded as 'Unknown' or some vague description. These group sheets may provide you with a name and address of the submitters over 40 years ago and their sources of information.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- The names of husband, wife, and children
- Dates and places of birth, christening, marriage, death, and burial
- Parent's names
- Husband's occupation
- Additional marriages of family members
- Temple ordinance information (of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
- Submitter's name and address at the time of the submission
- Family representatives
- Sources of information
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The approximate date of birth
- The place where the person lived
Search the Index[edit | edit source]
|This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.|
View the Images[edit | edit source]View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
- Select First Letter of Surname
- Select Surname, Given Name, Birth Year to view the images
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]
When you have located your ancestor’s family group record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the names of the parents' father and mother to find additional generations of the family.
- Use the place and names to locate other records for the time period such as census and church records.
- Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage and death to verify dates.
- Search the records in the county, state, or country where the family lived to learn new information about them.
- Use this information as a guideline. Be aware that the information has not been verified and may have come from the submitters memory or from family records.
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If you are unable to find your ancestor look for various spellings of the names.
- Try searching under a different surname which may connect to your family.
- Be aware no everyone submitted family group records about their families.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.