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Mormon Pioneers Genealogical Project collection

1957-1986, predominant 1957-1960

Physical Description:
71 cm of textual records. -- 25 microfilm reels. -- 108 photographs. -- 6 audio cassettes

In 1957 Milton M. Merrill, a Glenbow Archives staff member, was commissioned to compile biographical information about Mormon pioneers in southern Alberta. From then until 1960 he gathered biographies from more than ninety Mormon families, conducted nine recorded interviews, and arranged for Glenbow to borrow and microfilm a variety of family genealogies, scrapbooks and diaries. A small amount of additional material was added to the collection from 1961 to 1964 and 1988.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of biographies, recorded interviews, scrapbooks, photographs, and a few diaries.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING FAMILIES ARE ALSO IN THIS COLLECTION. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Ackroyd, Alder, Aldridge, Allen, Allred, Alston, Anderson, Archibald, Atkins, Barton, Bates, Beirdnean, Bennett, Bennion, Bevans, Bigelow, Bishop, Blackmore, Brandley, Bridge, Brown, Burns, Caldwell, Card, Chappell, Chritchfield, Clifton, Coombs, Cooper, Crookson, Daines, Davenport, Dowdle, Duce, Eames, Erickson, Fisher, Fletcher, Forsyth, French, Garner, Gibb, Goddard, Grant, Gregson, Gurney, Hacking, Hammer, Harris, Harrison, Hatch, Head, Henderson, Hess, Hillier, Hinman, Holland, Holman, Howes, Hudson, Hull, Huscroft, Hymas, Insley, Jacobs, Jenkins, Johansen, Johnson, Judd, Kearl, King, Law, Layne, Layton, Leavitt, Leonard, Lieshman, Lott, Low, Mackenzie, Malmberg, Matkin, May, McConnell, Mercer, Miller, Naegeli, Naylor, Neat, Nielson, Nilsson, Parker, Parkinson, Payne, Penrod, Perkins, Peterson, Phipps, Pilling, Pitcher, Probert, Pyrah, Rasmussen, Reid, Rice, Romeril, Ross, Sheffield, Shepherd, Silcox, Simmons, Sloan, Smith, Snow, Solomon, Spencer, Stacey, Stettner, Stewart, Stoddard, Taylor, Thomas, Tolhurst, Vaughn, Walburger, Walker, Watson, Webb, Williams, Wood, Woodruff, Wooley, Woolf, Woolley, Wright, and Zolbell.

The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
Originals of the microfilmed records are held by the respective families.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-3865, M-4325, Microfilm-Lott, Microfilm-Mormon-Ackroyd, Microfilm-Mormon-Atkins, Microfilm-Mormon-Blackmore, Microfilm-Mormon-Coombs, Microfilm-Mormon-Hacking, Microfilm-Mormon-Hinman, Microfilm-Mormon-Hull, Microfilm-Mormon-Jacobs, Microfilm-Mormon-Johansen, Microfilm-Mormon-King, Microfilm-Mormon-Layne, Microfilm-Mormon-Leavitt, Microfilm-Mormon-Phipps, Microfilm-Mormon-Romeril, Microfilm-Mormon-Ross, Microfilm-Mormon-Wood, Microfilm-Mormon-Woodruff, Microfilm-Mormon-Matkin, Microfilm-Mormon-Payne, Microfilm-Mormon-Reid, Microfilm-Mormon-Snow, Microfilm-Mormon-Raymond, Microfilm-Mormon-Taylor, Microfilm-Mormon-Bates, Microfilm-Mormon-Raymond, RCT-3, RCT-4, RCT-8, PA-107, PA-120, PA-367, PA-432, PB-40, PB-43, NA-105, NA-110, NA-131, NA-135, NA-143, NA-147, NA-175, NA-212, NA-254, NA-255, NA-275, NA-426, NA-438, NA-512, NA-760, NA-4603, NA-5169

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