Websites of Interest


Websites of Interest to Historic Winter Quarters Era Pioneer Research

This is a listing of websites/databases used at the Pioneer Research Library, Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters.
For more information contact Sister Terry Latey Resource Librarian, Pioneer Research Library Mormon Trail Center - Email: tgLatey@cox.n


Historical Resources:

Early LDS Database

http://www.earlylds.com (Available here also the Pioneer Research Library Master Index)

Crossroads to the West Project

http://mapntour.com/view/crossroads

Pioneer Cemeteries Project

http://mapntour.com/view/cemeteries

BYU Winter Quarters Project

http://winterquarters.byu.edu/

Pioneer Overland Companies

http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/home?lang=eng

Mormon Migration

http://mormonmigration.lib.byu.edu/

Harold B Lee Library Collections

http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/search.php

Immigrant Ancestors Project

http://immigrants.byu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx

LDS Church History Library

http://tinyurl.com/k7tu3r4

World Vital Records Databases

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/ (Requires subscription)

The Travels of the Willie Handcart Co.

http://handcart.byu.edu/Default.aspx

Scandinavian Latter-day Saint Research

http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/scand.htm

Welsh Mormon History

http://welshmormon.byu.edu/

Mormon Pioneer Search

http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/pioneer_search3.htm

Mormon Battalion Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_Battalion

Virtual Trail: Mormon Battalion Trail

http://virtualtrails.org/viewer.aspx (Choose Mormon Battalion Trail from drop down list)

Fold3 Military Records

http://www.fold3.com/title_773/mexican_war_service_records_mormon/

Mormon Pioneer Historic Resource Study

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/mopi/hrst.htm

Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846 -1869

http://overlandtrails.lib.byu.edu/

Family Search, Family History Books

https://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=FHD_PUBLIC

Genealogical Databases:

FamilySearch - FamilyTree

http://www.familysearch.org/search (Includes: Records, Genealogies, Catalog, Books, WiKi)

Ancestry

http://www.ancestry.com/ (Requires subscription)

MyHeritage

http://www.myheritage.com

Place Research:

The early Latter-day Saints settled in the original Pottawattamie County, Iowa the area is today composed of eight counties.

Iowa State Historical Society

http://www.iowahistory.org/

Cass County IA USGenWeb

http://iagenweb.org/cass/

Crawford County IA USGenWeb

http://iagenweb.org/crawford/

Fremont County IA USGenWeb

http://iagenweb.org/fremont/

Harrison County IA USGenWeb

http://iagenweb.org/harrison

Mills County IA USGenWeb

http://iagenweb.org/mills/

Monona County IA USGenWeb

http://iagenweb.org/monona

Montgomery County IA USGenWeb

http://iagenweb.org/montgomery/

Page County IA USGenWeb

http://iagenweb.org/page/

Pottawattamie Co IA USGenWeb

http://iagenweb.org/pottawattamie/

Shelby County IA USGenWeb

http://www.iagenweb.org/shelby

Nebraska State Historical Society

http://www.nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/index.shtml

Cass County NE USGenWeb

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~necass/

Douglas County NE USGenWeb

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nedougla/

Otoe County NE USGenWeb

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neotoe/

Sarpy County NE USGenWeb

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nesarpy/

Washington County NE USGenWeb

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~newashin/

Mormon Trail

https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Mormon_Trail


Journals:

Book of Abraham Project - Journals

http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/

BYU Studies Biographies

http://byustudies.byu.edu/Resources/BioAlpha/MBRegisterA.aspx

Fremont and Mills County Biographies - free book online

http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalhistfmc00lewi#page/n7/mode/2up

Harrison County 1891 Bio Index

http://iagenweb.org/harrison/bio/genealog.htm

Monona Co., Biographical Index

http://tinyurl.com/pupnxfa

Montgomery County Biographical Index

http://iagenweb.org/montgomery/bios/alpha.shtml

Pottawattamie County Biographical History

http://iagenweb.org/pottawattamie/Bios1891.htm

Trails of Hope Journals

http://overlandtrails.lib.byu.edu/

Maps:

USGS Place Finder

http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic

David Rumsey Iowa Maps

http://tinyurl.com/nr4u7ra

Nebraska State Maps

http://www.sso.state.ne.us/maps/index.htm

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections – Click on Maps

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/atlases/index.php

Iowa Geographic Map Server

http://tinyurl.com/m3htfsu

Bureau of Land Management Land Records

http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/

Mormon Trails Association

http://mormontrails.org/index.html

Virtual Trail: Mormon Battalion Trail

http://virtualtrails.org/viewer.aspx

Cemeteries:

Find a Grave

http://www.findagrave.com/

Iowa Gravestone Photo Project

http://iowagravestones.org/search.php?search=index

Interment.net

http://www.interment.net/

HPRG Cemetery Project

http://mapntour.com/view/cemeteries

1 Billion Graves

http://billiongraves.com/

Census Records:

Lee County Illinois Census 1840

http://tinyurl.com/mxm7jzo

NE Territorial Census 1854, 44, 56

http://tinyurl.com/q9zzfvb

Annotated 1850 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie County

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=seb_ann1850cens_iowa_pott

General Search, How-to Tools:

Google Genealogical Helps

http://www.genealogy-search-help.com/index.html

Google Search

http://www.google.com (When searching for full names place first and last name in quotation marks, i.e. “John Doe”)

Google Book Search

http://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp

Scribd Book Search

http://www.scribd.com/collections/2782126/Mormon-History

Tracing LDS Ancestors

https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Category:Tracing_LDS_Ancestors

Tracing Mormon Pioneers

http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/pioneer.htm

Family Search Genealogical Wiki

https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Main_Page

Early Saints Research Group Consortium

http://earlysaints.byu.edu/

Relative Finder

https://roots-fb.cs.byu.edu/