Research Resources

Research Resources

Disclaimer:  Links on this page to non-organization sites do not represent an endorsement by International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers or its affiliates.


Mormon History Association
P.O. Box 980398, Park City, UT 84098, 801-521-6565,

Sons of Utah Pioneers
3301 E. 2920 South, Salt Lake City, 84109; phone: 801-484-4441,

Utah Museums Association
P.O. Box 2077, Salt Lake City, 84110, 202-251-0549,

Utah Historical Society
300 S. Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City, UT 84101, 801-533-3504,

Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
175 E. University Blvd. (400 S) #600, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, 801-364-3631,

Fort Douglas Military Museum
32 Potter Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, 801-581-1251,

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (1847-1868)  The most complete index of individuals and companies that crossed the plains to Utah between 1847 and 1868. Includes life dates and links to primary sources, including transcribed excerpts from trail diaries, letters, and newspaper reports.
Mormon Migration Database (1840-1932) Index of pioneer immigrants with image links to journals, autobiographies, letters, and other narratives. The immigants were from the British, Scandinavian, Swedish, and Netherland Missions.
Early Latter-Day Saints  History of the early Mormon pioneers, their trails, settlements, cemeteries
Huntington Library  Their collection in California holds many journals and manuscripts relating to original Mormon pioneers. Check their website for an index.
Mormon Battalion Association  History of the Mormon Battalion, biographies, rosters, photographs, etc.
Pioneer Pathways, Volumes 1-11 – Consolidated Index  Index to Pioneer Pathways DUP Publication
Chronicles of Courage Consolidated Index Index to the Chronicles of Courage DUP Publication
Heart Throbs Index (searchable by Control-F Function)
Tracing Mormon Pioneers  The purpose of this web site is to provide tips for those tracing their Mormon Pioneer ancestry from Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, and South Africa to Salt Lake City, Utah. Full Index to web pages related to Tracing Mormon Pioneers
Utah State History – Online Sources   Includes Digital Collections, Photos, Utah Cemetery and Burial Database, and Utah Markers and Monuments Database.
Utah Vital Records  Includes archives of vital, court, land, law and legislation, military, mining, and other records.
Find A Grave  Cemetery sources that often include a photo of the headstone and associated family members within the cemetery.

19th-Century Utah Newspapers  Newspapers containing obituaries and articles

Semi-Centennial Book of the Pioneers, digital copy of the 1897 Pioneer Jubilee book with blanks filled out from each of the surviving 1847 pioneers

Overland Diaries and Letters 1846-1869

Western State Historical Marriage Record Index Search for marriages in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah 1850-1951

Immigration Records  Records of the National Archives and Records Administration

National Archives (NARA) Passenger List Search  Ancestor’s passenger ship lists. There are a number of other websites you can search for passenger ship lists also linked on this website.

Immigrant Ancestors Project Database


Sampler Survey Website dedicated to the research of samplers, includes samplers owned by Pioneer Memorial Museum


Mormon Trail Map

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection – Historical Maps

Historical Pioneer Research Group Research ancestors who lived in Winter Quarters/Council Bluffs area during 1846-1854, interactive tour map of the Middle Missouri River Valley

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