Monday, November 5, 2012

FHE Idea

Show Gratitude to Your Pioneer Ancestors!
by Christi Jardine

Grab your pedigree chart and look up your ancestors on the Pioneer Company Search! You can search for your ancestors by name and see others who were on their wagon train or handcart company. I found two of my ancestors as single young adults on the same wagon train. They married when they got to the valley! 

There is also a narrative on each company which tells about their experiences on the journey and information about each companies dates of departure and arrival in the Salt Lake Valley.

This is one way to show gratitude this month by learning about and being grateful for our Pioneers!

Here is the link to search the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 data base: