Latter-day Saint Family and Local History SourcesPublished Sources (Available at the Library)

    Published Sources (Available at the Library)

    Latter-day Saint Family and Local History Sources Research Guide

    Daughters of Utah Pioneers Publications

    Many of the library’s original records are contained in leather-bound volumes from the 19th and 20th centuries.

    The Daughters of Utah Pioneers began publishing sets of multivolume books in 1939; there are now over 70 volumes available. The volumes describe the Latter-day Saint pioneers’ hardships and experiences during emigration and while establishing communities across the Intermountain West; southern Alberta, Canada; and northern Mexico. Volumes include life sketches, local histories, personal accounts, transcribed diaries and correspondence, newspaper articles, and photographs. All volumes are available in the library and each volume has been indexed. The series includes the following:

    Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude

    Published by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers in 1998, this four-volume set contains over 4,600 photographs and 8,000 brief life sketches of Latter-day Saint pioneer women who settled in Utah and the surrounding regions.

    Conquerors of the West 

    Published by the Sons of Utah Pioneers in 1999, this four-volume set contains hundreds of life sketches and photographs of pioneer men who settled Utah and the surrounding areas.

    A Database of the Mormon Battalion 

    This book provides rosters of Mormon Battalion members with genealogical and biographical information compiled from a variety of sources. Detailed bibliographic entries and selected extracts are cited for each battalion member. The volume was compiled by Carl V. Larson. The first edition was published in 1987, with an updated edition published in 1997.

    Seventies’ Autobiographies

    This is a compilation of brief autobiographies written by Nauvoo-era members of the Quorums of Seventies. It contains basic biographical information as well as stories and personal remembrances gathered from Seventies Records (CR 499). This is not a complete record, as many Seventies did not comply with the request of the Brethren to submit a profile. It is available at the reference desk. Ask a staff member for assistance.