Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mormon Migration

News Release

Dr. Fred E. Woods, professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, has recently reported that the Mormon Migration website has been officially launched:

This website is hosted by the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. 

To summarize its contents, this website comprises much of his research on Mormon emigrationimmigration, and migration over the past fifteen years.  This first stage of development includes all of the material from the Mormon Immigration Index on compact disc (CD-ROM), namely, 543 voyages with about 90,000 Mormon passengers, and over 1,000 first person Latter-day Saint immigrant accounts for the years from 1840 to 1890, as well as additional information to interpret the story of the Mormons immigrating to Americaduring the nineteenth century.  In the next phase, Dr. Woods will add the digital scans of the original passenger lists from 1849 to 1932 from European Emigration Records consisting of passengers lists of foreign converts from the British Isles and Scandinavia, with specific records of Latter-day Saints from the Netherlands and Sweden.  In addition, the projectwill provide the extraction material for over 2,000 additional voyages as well as the passenger lists and many additional first person accounts for the entire period of 1840 to1932. For further information, contact:

Dr. Fred E. Woods
Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding
Brigham Young University
365 E JSB
Provo, UT 84602



Jud Wooters said...

Thanks for the great news. Just a heads up that the link actually sends you back to your website when clicked, not on to mormon migration website.

Renee Zamora said...

Thanks! I have the link fixed now.