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Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel


Between 1847 and 1868, Mormon emigrants traveling in more than 300 companies departed from various places and headed for the Salt Lake Valley. More than 60,000 LDS Church members traveled in these companies -- some traveling by foot, some in wagons, and some pulling handcarts.

This database is a compilation of names obtained from rosters and other reliable sources of individuals who immigrated to Utah during this two-decade period. Each company is listed under its captain's name, and basic information is provided, including a photograph of the captain where available. Many companies include a list of diaries, journals, letters, and reminiscences written by company members, as well as contemporary reports about the company. The content of several thousand of those narratives has been transcribed and is included in the database.

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Although dates and other statistical information were obtained from the most reliable sources available, they should be considered approximations. The database is updated as new information is obtained. If you have information that could improve this database, submit a request to add or correct information.

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