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Introduction to LDS Sources

 Online search facilities are available through the LDS Web Site. You can use the Family History Library  Catalog to find out what resources are available through your local LDS Family History Center.

 Diana Hanson wrote the following description of LDS Family History Centers:

 The LDS genealogical libraries are usually at the "stake" center. A stake is simply a little bit larger meeting house that services about 5-10 branches (small congregations)  and wards (larger congregations). There might be three stakes in a state (somewhere like Iowa!) or as many as a hundred in a city, like L.A., depending on the LDS population.

Most libraries are well manned by volunteers who usually have some knowledge about genealogy. There are larger libraries near the temples (such as Chicago and Phoenix)  who are manned by full-time genealogy missionaries. Some have many books on local  genealogy which have been donated, others have very few. What they ALL have is a microfilm index of what's available at the main library in Salt Lake City which is absolutely huge! The genealogical society in Salt Lake used to be in a four story wing  of a 26 floor skyscraper in the Church offices. Main floor was US, 2nd was admin, 3rd Great Britain and Europe, 4th was Misc and Archives. Now it has it's own building  down the street and is twice the size! The church now has over 50% of the worlds  microfilmed, in about 140 countries and is continually adding more by sending out  volunteer genealogy missionaries on a full-time mission and extractors in local  churches who do it a few hours a week.

The libraries also have a microfiche index of temple work that's been done in the LDS  temples. That means that members of the church have submitted their own genealogy,  and records that have been microfilmed and extracted by volunteers have been  indexed and submitted for baptisms, and sealings in the temple. Some people get  upset about that, making their ancestors "Mormons", but they shouldn't. My grandfather  (who was Church of England) always said if it was true, then it should be done, if it wasn't? It didn't matter, so why fight about it? Regardless, the information is there to  use, so take advantage of it.

Regardless, the microfiche of the submitted work is invaluable because you often find  people who are your ancestors and the people who submitted them, who often have  more on your own line. [NOTE from Judy Boxler: You may want to validate the research using original sources.] Plus, many, many New England township records  have been extracted as well as countless parish registers throughout England, Ireland,  Scotland, Wales, and Europe.

I would do this:

  • Check out the microfiche and see what's been submitted on your own family  surnames. You can have copies made of the group sheets and pedigree charts which  list the submitting person.
  • Check out the SLC index and see what records are available in the area you're  interested in.
  • Order what films you'd like to see (they're relatively inexpensive - $3.50 a roll, last I knew?)

 The LDS genealogy libraries are used by more non-member people than members and I've often seen priests and nuns in the genealogy library in Salt Lake! The volunteers are marvelous and will help you answer the silliest questions. They even have printed  guides to help you get organized, locate records and figure out how to do research at  minimal cost. They also have a list of qualified researchers if you feel you need professional help. They sometimes have strange hours, so call first! Good luck!


 

Sample micro-films

 This is a listing of some of the LDS micro-films that Judy Boxler has found useful in reseaching her family history. If any of the information is incomplete or incorrect please let us know.
 


Sources of Records by Town

 

Sources by Category



BRASHER
  • 1845 Brasher, St Lawrence, New York #1,311,929

CANTON

  • Vital Stats, bmd 1881-1901, LDS film #1311927 item 9
  • United ME Church rec 1856-1872, bmd, LDS film #1378730 item 13
  • Cemetery Inscriptions, LDS film #0532969, item 4
  • funeral reg, 1887-1903, LDS film #1304691, item 4-6
  • 1903-1917, LDS film #1304691, item 1-3



 DEKALB

  • 1892 census, LDS film #1310660, item 6
  • vital stats: birth, marriage, death 1881-1907, LDS film #1311929 item 3
  • Dekalb Jctn Church Rec, 1st Presbyterian Church, 1840-1898 (bap 1879-7,  deaths 1880-7), LDS film #503541 item 2-3
  • St. Henry's Church, 1896-1899, LDS film #1304692, item 7



 FOWLER

  • Vital Stats: birth, marriage, death, 1886-1913, LDS film # 1311927, item 4



 HERMON

  • OLDSide Cemetery Inscription (alpha) LDS film #1276158 item 2
  • ME Church 1883-1935 birth, marriage, death, LDS film 1304692 item 4
  • Vital Rec 1881-1931, LDS film # 1311926 item 5



 HEUVELTON / OSWEGATCHIE

  • Heuvelton / Oswegatchie (Hillcrest) cemetery, LDS film #1276157
  • 1st Presb. Church 1855-1909 (orig. 1st Congregregational Church of Heuvelton), LDS film #1310911, item 2
  • Oswegatchie Vital Rec 1881-1915, LDS film 1311929, item 2



 HOPKINTON

  • census for 1845 (alpha), LDS film #1311929 item 7
  • vital rec: 1886-1927, LDS film #1311927 item 5



 MADRID

  • Old Catholic Cemetery (alpha), LDS film #1276158, item 8
  • Doren Cemetery (alpha), LDS film #1276358, item 3
  • Am. Legion App. (Waddington and Madrid) 1928-34, LDS film #1310660 item 3
  • vital rec: birth, marriage, death, 1876-1910, LDS film #1311929, item 10



 MASSENA

  • cemetery inscriptions LDS film #1276359, item 2-end; 1276360 item 1-4
  • History of Massena, LDS library, Salt Lake 974.756/M1/H2d
  • Military Rec-misc, vol 1-2, 1844-1884, index at beg. of each volume, LDS film  0885342
  • cemeteries, LDS film 1276359, item 2-9
  • LDS film 1276360, item 1-5
  • church records, LDS film 1276359, item 1, 8
  • military rec, 1952-81, LDS film 1276360 item 7
  • vital rec., LDS film 1276360 item 6
  • civil war records LDS film 882153



 MORRISTOWN

  • vital rec., LDS film 1310660 item 1



 PARISHVILLE

  • Census 1892, LDS film # 1310660, item 7
  • vital rec, birth, marriage, death, 1881-1913, LDS film # 1311926 item 3-4



 PIERPONT

  • Whitfield, Wm., rec of marr 1841-91, LDS film #1033762, item 12 and 1304688, item 1
  • Vital Stats 1881-1909, LDS film #1310660, item 2



 POTSDAM

  • Cemetery (alpha), s film # 1276358 item 1,2,4
  • Trinity Church (b,m rec, 1834-1890), LDS film # 1304694 item 2
  • Transcript of info from tax assessment 1815, etc, (assoc. w. book 974.756/p1), LDS film #0556597 item 1
  • Vital Rec, incl indexes and some copies of birth cert, birth, marriage, death  1881-1913, LDS film #1311928, item 2-4



 RUSSELL

  • ME Church (b & m, ea. sec. alpha), LDS film #1276358, item 6
  • Vital Rec (birth, marriage, death 1881-1914), LDS film #1311927, item 8



 Smallman Card File

  • LDS film #1276159: - Clifford
  • LDS film #1276177: - Fitton M.
  • LDS film #1276178: - Hogg W.
  • LDS film #1276183: - Manor M
  • LDS film #1276184: - Perridu
  • LDS film #1276185: - Sheldon GW
  • LDS film #1276186: - Weston
  • LDS film #1276187 - Z

 Cemetery Records

  • Brasher-Canton, LDS film 1304688 Item 2-3
  • Canton-Lawrence, LDS film 1304689
  • Lisbon-Pierpont, LDS film 1304690
  • Pierpont-Waddington, LDS film 1304691 items 1-3
  • [second set less readable: LDS film 0556598-603]
  • Waddington, NY Cemeteries film 1451081, items 11-12
  • Vital Stats 1846-1850, 1880-1902, LDS film 0556598
     

 Miscellaneous

  • family name file for genealogical index, St. Lawrence / Franklin County LDS films  1276149
  • Early History of town of Hopkinton, East Village and Nicholville, diaries of Elisha  Risdon and Artemis Kert, soldiers of Civil War, genealogical rec of 60 pioneer families,  By Carlton Elisha Sanford, Boston, Bartlett Press, 1903: LDS library salt lake  974.756/H1/H2s or LDS film # 0934850 item 2 or 0851124 item 5
  • St. Lawr. Co. aliens reports, vol. A, 1-2, 1816-1886 film 1019017, items 2-4

 Census Records

  • 1925 Census, LDS film # 0532414-5 (County Clerk, Canton)
  • 1915 Census, LDS film # 052339-40 (County Clerk, Canton)
  • 1910 Census
  • 1905 Census,(county clerk, canton)
    • A-L, LDS film # 0885345
    • L-Z, LDS film # 0885346
    • Ogdensburg, LDS film # 0885347
  • 1900 Census, LDS film # 1241156-8
    • ed's 76-95, pub. archive film # 1156
    • ed's 96-127 sheet 17, pub. archive film # 1157
    • ed's 127 sheet 18 -end, pub. archive film # 1158
  • 1892 Census, LDS film # 1310660 item 7
  • 1880 Census
    • LDS film #0521940
    • LDS film #0521941
    • LDS film #0521942
    • LDS film #0521943
  • 1875 Census ... not available
  • 1870 Census:
    • 552596 Brasher, Canton, Clifton, Colton, Dekalb, Depeyster, Edwards, Fine, Fowler, Gouverneur, Hammond, Hermon, Hopkinton, Lawrence
    • 552597 Lisbon, Louisville, Macomb, Mardrid, Massena, Morristown, Oswegatchie, Odgensburg
    • 552598 Parishville, Peirpont, Potsdam, Rossie, Russell, Stockholm, Waddington
  • 1865 Census LDS film 556597 Parishville, Madrid, Massena, Norfolk, Morristown, Oswegatchie
  • 1860 Census (only second LDS filmings recorded)
    • 803852 Russell (hard to read), Hermon, Edwards, Canton, Norfolk, Macomb, Depeyster, Colton, Pierpont
    • 803853 Stockholm, Fowler, Pitcairn, Rossie, Dekalb, Hammond, Lawrence, Brasher
    • 803854 Lisbon, Ogdensburgh, Oswegatchie, Atherton, Hopkinton
    • 803855 Louisville, Massena, Gouverneur, Potsdam, Parishville, Madrid,  Madison, Waddington
  • 1855 Census ... please let Norm Young know if you have a location for this census
  • 1850 Census
    • LDS film #444305; pub. arch film #589
    • Hammond, Morristown, Macomb, Depeyster, Oswegatchie, Gouverneur, Rossie, Fowler, Fine, Pitcairn, Edwards, Hermon
    • LDS film #444306; pub. arch film #590
    • Canton, Dekalb, Pierpont, Russell, Potsdam, Colton, Stockholm, Parishville
    • LDS film #444307; pub. arch film #591
    • Norfolk, Louisville, Madrid, Hopkinton, Lawrence, Massena, Brasher
  • 1845 State Census
    • 1845 Brasher, St Lawrence, New York #1,311,929
    • Hopkinton NYS census for 1845 (alpha), LDS film #1311929 item 7
  • 1840 Census LDS: 4013 pt 27
  • 1825/35 Census ... please let Norm Young know if you have a location for this census
  • 1830 Census, LDS: 4012, pt 25, pt 9, pub. arch.: roll 107
  • 1820 Census LDS: 26417, pt 18
  • 1815 Census of NY: Index pub by Accelerated Indexing Systems Inc., 1157 East 1850 Sount, Bountiful, Utah 84010
  • 1810 Census LDS: 24921, pt 11

 WILLS

  • Index of Wills and probate, vol 26-27, starting 1708 LDS film # 0845297
  • wills and procedures A-M, LDS film 0890040, N-Z, LDS film 0890041
  • intestate A-M, LDS film 0890042, N-Z, LDS film 0890043

 DEEDS

  • grantee 1802-1882 A-G: 0886543; H-N: 0886544
  • grantee 1883-1897 A-K: 0886547; L-Z : 0886548
  • grantor 1802-1882 A-E: 0885309; F-L: 0886310 M-Z : 0886311
  • grantor 1883-1887 A-K: 0886312; L-Z : 0886313

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