Project: Latter Day Saints

Categories: Latter Day Saints Project | Religion Project

Welcome to the Latter Day Saints Project

Welcome to the LDS Project! This 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 is a top level project to house several sub-projects (see Current Sub-Projects). If you have a suggestion for a sub-project that is not listed, please contact Eowyn or add your suggestion to the Proposed Sub-Projects section.


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Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the LDS Project are welcome, but here are some specific goals we're working towards:

  • For each person:
    • All duplicates merged into the final lowest profile ID number.
    • Final ID locked, marking the profile as project protected (must be done by one of the Leaders), if the profile meets those requirements
    • Relevant template(s) included on the page (See Templates below)
    • All relevant categories are added.
    • Parents are correct and documented
    • Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, etc., and ideally has an actual written biography.
    • Children are linked if able
    • Link Profile to Global Family Reunion
    • Create Cemetery Category if known

Current Sub-Projects

  • LDS Pioneers: This project covers the migrating Mormon pioneers who traveled from New England States, New York State and other eastern regions in a wagon train migration which began about 1846. This project is about the profiles on WikiTree of these particular Mormon pioneers who eventually settled in the Great Salt Lake plains of Utah. This pioneer era is generally considered to have ended with the 1869 arrival of the transcontinental railroad.

I hereby propose a sub-project, or at least a Category, for LDS pioneers who converted to Mormonism in Europe, and immigrated to Utah, and settled it before it became a State. Apparently, most of these immigrants came from England, but the 2nd largest group were Danes, such as my great grandfather, Rasmus Julius Smith.Vaughan-3997 13:05, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Mormon Battalion: This project covers members of the Mormon Battalion, the only religiously based unit in United States military history which served from July 1846 to July 1847 during the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848.
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Leadership: This project is to improve the profiles of individuals who have served in signifcant leadership roles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints including the Presidents of the Church, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the General Relief Society Presidency. (More categories to be added here.)
  • LDS Mexican Colonias: When the Mormon Church decided to ban polygamy, not all the Saints were pleased. They went to Mexico and established communities they called Colonias. Most of them returned to the US in 1912 due to difficulties associated with Pancho Villa. This project is to document those families. To participate in this sub-project or if you have questions, contact Elizabeth Winter.

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