Do you have an interest in Mormon History? If so, join the LDS Project!

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The LDS Project focuses on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, including Mormon founders, LDS Pioneers, the Mormon Battalion, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and prominent members past and present.

This project has several current sub-projects and a few that are being developed.  There are many areas that we can focus on!

If this interests you, post an "answer" below and we'll get you going. 

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (229k points)
All of my ancestors were LDS Saints. But not one family member is on wikitree. May I just work on, anything in the Project at anytime? Is it a MUST to compete? I love it just not sure what I can get done, crazy life!! Thank you so much!
Hi Janet,

You can work on whatever you like, whenever you like! I just do the challenge post each month because some people are motivated by competition and it makes people aware of different sources that they may not have known about before.
Thank you so much!
Please allow me to join this project. I have some Mormon ancestors, and many other profiles of Mormons which I manage. I’d like to “Tag” them. Thank you!

Hi R., I've added you to the project. 

We have a few stickers you can put on the profiles you manage, and if you can think of any others that should be created let me know. We have {{LDS Pioneers}}, {{Mormon Battalion}}, and {{Early LDS}}. We also have categories that you can place on the profiles:

I am interested in the 1856 blizzard at Martins Cove Wyoming.
I am very interested in Mormon history since I have learned that my family is deeply rooted in that religion, though I am not. My great grandmother's family were among the first to settle in John's Valley, Utah.

I've added you to the project, Yvonne. Welcome! Have you thought about making a free space page for the blizzard?

Penny, do you have a WikiTree account?

I would like to join this project because My Husband , is of the Mormon Faith. I do a lot of research threw the LDS.
Hi Dawn, is there a particular area of Mormon history that you are interested in? Do you or your husband have any Mormon ancestors?
Until last year I knew nothing about my German family, until I found some newly published records. I now know some of my ancestors moved to the USA and married into very prominant Mormorm familes such as the Brinkhoffer's

Due to wonderful record keeping of the Mormons I now have so many cousins.

On my husbands side I already knew of his Mormon connection thru the Wiggil's.

I am hoping one day to find out we are actually related, very distant cousins.

23 Answers

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I'm interested in the LDS History Project.
by Michael Lewis G2G6 (8k points)
Hi Michael, welcome to the project!

This month we are focusing on the members who joined the church while Joseph Smith was the prophet:

If that doesn't interest you, you are free to work on anyone you want. Most people start with their own LDS relatives.
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I am interested in the LDS history project. I have a number of ancestors who migrated across the plains.  So does my husband.  I don't know how much time I have to work, but if you'll take my little bits, I will happily start working.
by Cindy Van Dam G2G2 (2.1k points)

Hi Cindy, welcome to the project!

Every month we have a challenge where we focus on a specific subject. This month it is people who became members when Joseph Smith was the prophet.

You can also just focus on your ancestors, or anyone else that interests you. Every little bit helps!

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I have pioneers in my family lines wee granny Mary Murray Murdoch is my great great great grandmother. I wrote a history on her for the daughters of Utah pioneers chapter I was in Henderson, NV
by Tonya Aghas G2G Rookie (290 points)
Hi Tonya, I've added you to the project. A lot of project members like to work on their own LDS family members, but if you ever get bored we have a challenge most months where we work on profiles that fit a theme -- like the Mormon Battalion or LDS Pioneers.
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I have several LDS relatives in my family tree. I would welcome the opportunity to improve LDS protected files.
by Dean Walker G2G1 (1.8k points)

Hi Dean, thanks for joining the project! This month we are focusing on LDS women, but you are welcome to work on whatever you would like :) 

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Please add me to the LDS Project. I have a few LDS ancestors. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, I am interested in LDS and anything pertaining to Utah history. 

by Elisa Mayfield G2G6 Mach 2 (22.9k points)

Hi Elisa, thanks for joining the project! This month we are focusing on LDS women, but you are welcome to work on whatever you would like :) 

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Hi! My father's family were the first to be baptized in Italy in the 1800s. I would love to join this group.
by Kelly Littleton G2G Rookie (260 points)
Hi Kelly, welcome to the project! I don't know if I've run across any Mormons from Italy -- do you know of any good sources we could add to the LDS sources page?

Hi Jamie,

I perused the LDS Project page to find the Resources page and discovered that this link is broken: 

Is this the resources page that you mentioned? If not, please let me know. Thanks!
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Hi! I would love to join! I am LDS, as is my mother, my grandmother was, of course, Aunts :) A great great grandfather and I have 20 pioneers in my family line!
by Sundee Holliday G2G Crew (840 points)
Hi Sundee, welcome to the project!
Every family should have a Sundee Holliday.
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I have discovered that siblings of my 4 x great grandmother emigrated from England to the United States where they became prominent members of the LDS. I would like to join the LDS Project.
by Martin White G2G6 Pilot (106k points)
Thanks Martin, I've awarded you the badge.
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Request to join this project as I have an interest in the Mormon family.  Closest ancestor would be Betsy Ann Benson.
by Scott Lee G2G6 Mach 2 (21.9k points)
edited by Scott Lee
Hi Scott! Welcome to the project!
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I have an interest in the Mormon pioneers and the LDS history project. Some of my ancestors were converted in the early years of the church by LDS pioneers who came to Worcestershire in England. Some of them stayed in England and some travelled to the US and were pioneers.
by D Lagette G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi D, are you still interested in the project?
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I'd be interested in participating in the history project; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Thank you kindly.
by Paula Hawkins Reinke G2G6 Mach 6 (60.4k points)
Hi Paula, are you still interested in the project?
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Hiram smith is my 4x great uncle.
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I'm interested in the LDS History Project. Particularly, early Saints in the New York area, pioneer treks to the West and the Mormon Battalion.

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Hello, my name is Timothy James Martin from the Golden Gate Ward of the San Francisco California Stake. I would like to join this project if I may. Thank you.
by Timothy Martin G2G1 (1.8k points)
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My name is Tim Martin.

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and my goal is to fix church records using DNA. I would like to join the group project to better improve my chances if doing this.

Blessings to you.
by Timothy Martin G2G1 (1.8k points)
Hi Timothy, welcome to the project!

Is there a particular family or area that you want to focus on?
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I am related to Charles Twel(l)(v)(e)s who was a Mormon elder in 1851 in Lincolnshire. He went out to Utah and returned other members of his family went out too. He married Anne E H Gunn.

I am a new member and am slowly adding members of the family to the tree
by Heather Brannon G2G4 (4.3k points)
Hi Heather, welcome to the project!
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Yes, please, I'm interested.  Where should I begin?  I'm pre-1700 certified.  If I can help during that time period please let me know.

Thank you kindly.

by Paula Hawkins Reinke G2G6 Mach 6 (60.4k points)

Hi Paula, welcome to the project!

A good place to start is your own LDS ancestors / cousins, if you have any.

If you don't have any or want to work on something different, you might want to adopt a pioneer company and make sure that everyone from that company has a profile on WikiTree. They are categorized here:, and in the category description there is usually a link to a page at where you can see a list of the people who traveled in that company.

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Although I am currently an agnostic, I was a Born in the Covenant, Utah Mormon, who served an LDS Mission to the Uruguay Montevideo Mission in the early '80's, when Spencer Kimball was the President. I am especially interested in working on my Scandinavian ancestors, such as [[Sorenson-3052|Rasmus Julius Smith]], who migrated to Utah after converting to Mormonism. BTW, the late [[Packer-1094|Boyd K. Packer]]'s wife, Donna Smith Packer, is my [[Mortensen-1149|mother]]'s first cousin.
by William Vaughan G2G6 Mach 1 (13.3k points)
Welcome to the project, William!
Thank you!
I've already asked and been told no, but perhaps you have more pull: Shouldn't there be a Category for Mormon Migrants from Denmark to Utah in the 1800s?
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The Smither(s) family joined the LDS church in Casey Co Ky and were run out of the county by the KKK and moved to Owen Co Ky.  There is a marriage between the Smither family and the Smoot family.
by Nancy Perry G2G Rookie (280 points)
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I am LDS...,please note that the monikers "LDS" nor "Mormons" aren't used any longer. The church's website is now:

I also recommend:

When time avails, I'd love to help as I have Pioneer ties.

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