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Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?
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Do I Have Pioneer Ancestors?

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  • Hopefully an ongoing series
  • How can you tell if any of these people were Mormon Pioneers?
  • Use Information to analyze and learn if your ancestors were pioneers.
  • From FamilyGroup Record view
  • From FamilyGroup Record view
  • From FamilyGroup Record view
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    • 1. Do I have Pioneer Ancestors?
      How to use the new FamilySearch to learn about your ancestors
    • 2.
    • 3. Might they be pioneers?
      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 1847–1868.
      Saints expanded beyond Utah.
      What does this suggest?
      Look for people who were alive between 1847 and 1868.
      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. Does he qualify?
      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. Does he qualify?
      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. Does he qualify?
      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. Does he qualify?
      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. Does she qualify?
      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. Does she qualify?
      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?
      Were they really “Pioneers”?
    • 11. Look at family information
      What you know
    • 12. Any clues from the children?
      Check the Family Group Record for dates and places for the person’s children
    • 13. Any clues from the children?
      What do you know?
      1st child Born in Nauvoo 1842
      2nd & 3rd children born in Missouri
      What does this suggest?
      They may Qualify as pioneers
      Parents may qualify as pioneers
    • 14. Any clues from the children?
      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. Look at ordinances
      Missionary work started very early in the church
      Early Baptisms with later endowments of adults
    • 16. Look at ordinances
      Early Baptisms with later endowments of adults

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