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A new collaboration from the Church History Department and FamilySearch can help you discover if there are any early LDS missionaries in your family tree. You can also see their mission journals, letters, reports, and photos.
The experience is made up of two parts: the Church History’s Early Mormon Missionaries database, which lets you search through records of early missionaries, and the FamilySearch.org missionary campaign, which automatically matches missionaries from the database to your family tree.
You can use it to learn more about where and when your ancestor missionaries served, see a tree showing exactly how they are related to you, and learn who else served in or presided over that mission and who set them apart.
Watch an introductory video from history.lds.org to learn more about the Missionary Database.
Sign in and explore the Missionary Database for yourself.
Learn more by reading the article “New Missionary Database Finds Early Church Missionaries in Your Family Tree.”
Andre MostertJuly 3, 2017
My mother, Father and my 9 year old sister were baptized into the LDS Church just before World War II began. For years we thought they were the only members. When I checked on this new addition to Family Search last week, I was surprised to find the names of three men who served missions from Mount Pleasant, Utah who the app showed me were my first cousins, 11 times removed. My mother's mother was a Duncan. Her Duncan ancestors had come from Scotland, via Northern Ireland to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. The widow Elizabeth Alexander Duncan had moved with her son John Duncan, he preferred to spell the name Dunkin, to southwest Virginia before the Revolutionary War. She had two daughters from which my line and the line of these 3 early Utah Mormon missionaries sprang. We never knew we had Mormon pioneers. Thank you Family Search.