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1 How to use the new FamilySearch to learn about your ancestors

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3  What do you know?  Saints arrived in Utah in 1847  The Martin Handcart company was in 1856  The Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel site on LDS.org covers 1847–  Saints expanded beyond Utah.  What does this suggest?  Look for people who were alive between 1847 and  Find individuals who died in Utah, or another western state, but were born somewhere else.  If married, they may have had children along the way.

4  What do you know?  Born in England in 1820  Died in Utah in 1896  What does this suggest?  He may have been an convert in England and crossed by ship before crossing the plains.  He qualifies by dates and locations to be a pioneer.

5  What do you know?  Born in Ohio in 1811  Died in Nevada in 1866  What does this suggest?  He may have lived in Nauvoo and crossed the plains  He qualifies by dates and locations to be a pioneer.

6  What do you know?  Born in Virginia in 1813  Died in Virginia in 1869  What does this suggest?  He does not qualify by dates and locations to be a pioneer.

7  What do you know?  Born in Georgia in 1817  Died in Utah in 1894  What does this suggest?  He qualifies by dates and locations to be a pioneer.

8  What do you know?  Born in Georgia in 1820  Died in Mississippi 1883  What does this suggest?  She does not qualify by dates and locations to be a pioneer.

9  What do you know?  Born in Vermont in 1822  Died in Utah 1907  What does this suggest?  She qualifies by dates and locations to be a pioneer.

10 Did they cross the plains by wagon or handcart or on foot?

11  What you know

12 Check the Family Group Record for dates and places for the person’s children

13  What do you know?  1 st child Born in Nauvoo 1842  2 nd & 3 rd children born in Missouri  What does this suggest?  They may Qualify as pioneers  Parents may qualify as pioneers

14  What do you know?  The rest of the children born in Utah  What does this suggest?  They may Qualify as pioneers  Parents may qualify as pioneers

15  Missionary work started very early in the church  Early Baptisms with later endowments of adults

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