Announcing Mormon Pioneer Projects

Started by Randy Stebbing on Friday, November 5, 2010

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11/5/2010 at 12:58 PM

http://www.geni.com/projects/Mormon-Pioneers-1847-1868-Master-Project

This is a master project covering the Mormon Pioneers. Between 1847-1868 some 70,000 people would travel to Utah and then other parts of the western United States as part of the great western migration originally led by Brigham Young. Driven by their desire to find a place where they could practice their religion, the Latter-Day-Saints then went on to establish communities though out the west.

If you have an ancestor who was a Mormon Pioneer you are encouraged to "follow" or "contribute" to the project.

To collaborate reply to this announcement and add a link to your geni user name along with the migration year for the project you would like to be added to.

For example:
Randy Stebbing 1856 Mormon Pioneer project

I'll then add you as a collaborator on that project and you can then add your ancestors to it.

--Randy Stebbing

11/6/2010 at 9:12 AM

I've added an additional sub project:
http://www.geni.com/projects/Mormon-Pioneers-1846-ship-Brooklyn

This project will cover the 238 people associated with the ship Brooklyn migration which included several of my wife's ancestors. They eventually landed in Yerba Buena (San Francisco) and so were part of the settlement of California just prior to the Gold Rush.

--Randy

11/6/2010 at 11:20 AM

Here's a good source for the ship Brooklyn migration:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=29011

11/6/2010 at 5:29 PM

Here are the totals so far from the project by year:
* Mormon Pioneers 1846 ship Brooklyn Individuals found = 8
* Mormon Pioneer Overland Trail Brigham Young Pioneer Company (1847) Individuals found = 102
* Mormon Pioneers 1847 Individuals found = 36
* Mormon Pioneers 1848 Individuals found = 28
* Mormon Pioneers 1849 Individuals found = 4
* Mormon Pioneers 1850 Individuals found = 8
* Mormon Pioneers 1851 Individuals found = 15
* Mormon Pioneers 1852 Individuals found = 3
* Mormon Pioneers 1853 Individuals found = 7
* Mormon Pioneers 1854 Individuals found = 1
* Mormon Pioneers 1855 Individuals found = 3
* Mormon Pioneers 1856 Individuals found = 7
* Mormon Pioneers 1857 Individuals found = 2
* Mormon Pioneers 1858 Individuals found = 4
* Mormon Pioneers 1859 Individuals found = 1
* Mormon Pioneers 1860 Individuals found = 0
* Mormon Pioneers 1861 Individuals found = 1
* Mormon Pioneers 1862 Individuals found = 5
* Mormon Pioneers 1863 Individuals found = 3
* Mormon Pioneers 1864 Individuals found = 1
* Mormon Pioneers 1865 Individuals found = 1
* Mormon Pioneers 1866 Individuals found = 0
* Mormon Pioneers 1867 Individuals found =0
* Mormon Pioneers 1868 Individuals found =0
That only leaves only about 69,000 Mormon pioneers left to find :) Help anyone?

11/14/2010 at 10:35 PM

If you have Mormon Pioneer Ancestors please help with this project:

http://www.geni.com/projects/Mormon-Pioneers-1847-1868-Master-Project

Current Mormon Pioneer's Profiles Found as of Nov 14, 2010:

* Mormon Pioneers 1846 ship Brooklyn Individuals found = 8
* Mormon Pioneer Overland Trail Brigham Young Pioneer Company (1847) Individuals found = 106
* Mormon Pioneers 1847 Individuals found = 81
* Mormon Pioneers 1848 Individuals found = 53
* Mormon Pioneers 1849 Individuals found = 9
* Mormon Pioneers 1850 Individuals found = 21
* Mormon Pioneers 1851 Individuals found = 20
* Mormon Pioneers 1852 Individuals found = 13
* Mormon Pioneers 1853 Individuals found = 11
* Mormon Pioneers 1854 Individuals found = 8
* Mormon Pioneers 1855 Individuals found = 10
* Mormon Pioneers 1856 Individuals found = 17
* Mormon Pioneers 1857 Individuals found = 8
* Mormon Pioneers 1858 Individuals found = 5
* Mormon Pioneers 1859 Individuals found = 1
* Mormon Pioneers 1860 Individuals found = 9
* Mormon Pioneers 1861 Individuals found = 9
* Mormon Pioneers 1862 Individuals found = 5
* Mormon Pioneers 1863 Individuals found = 3
* Mormon Pioneers 1864 Individuals found = 1
* Mormon Pioneers 1865 Individuals found = 1
* Mormon Pioneers 1866 Individuals found = 0
* Mormon Pioneers 1867 Individuals found =0
* Mormon Pioneers 1868 Individuals found =1

11/18/2010 at 8:39 AM

I just did an updated tally and there are currently 495 profiles added to the various Mormon Pioneer sub projects. I just wanted to say thanks to those that are following and collaborating on this project. The project is only a couple of weeks and this is great progress!

It would be helpful to also clean up an merge issues relating to the project at this time. If you'd like to be involved with the project please join and help out.

Thanks,

Randy Stebbing

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11/18/2010 at 10:03 AM

Randy,

I'm cheering you on!

And staying far, far away. :)

The Mayflowers are beckoning me right now, for some reason. :) :)

12/18/2010 at 5:58 PM

I just wanted to say thanks to those collaborating, or following this project. http://www.geni.com/projects/Mormon-Pioneers-1847-1868-Master-Project

In the last 30 days we went from 495 profiles to just over 1,000 total project profiles as of today! Since some of the pioneers crossed the plains multiple times to assist and guide other immigrants the number of unique profiles is estimated at about 10% less or about 900 pioneers.

Also the 1847 Brigham Young project now has 100% of its profiles found and added to that project.

If you'd like to join the project let me know by visiting the various project pages directly and requesting collaboration.

Thanks again for everyone's help.
--Randy

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12/18/2010 at 6:01 PM

That's awesome, Randy. Well done to everyone.

6/1/2012 at 10:26 PM

Here is a status update. The combined total of all 24 Mormon Pioneer projects is now over 7,000 profiles. Thanks again to everyone who lends a hand.

Here are the current totals as of today with the name of the project and the number of included profiles.

* Mormon-Pioneers-1846-ship-Brooklyn: 38
* Mormon-Pioneer-Overland-Trail-Brigham-Young-Pioneer-Company-1847: 148
* Mormon-Pioneers-1847: 669
* Mormon-Pioneers-1848: 948
* Mormon-Pioneers-1849: 485
* Mormon-Pioneers-1850: 902
* Mormon-Pioneers-1851: 462
* Mormon-Pioneers-1852: 1,038
* Mormon-Pioneers-1853: 321
* Mormon-Pioneers-1854: 148
* Mormon-Pioneers-1855: 209
* Mormon-Pioneers-1856: 300
* Mormon-Pioneers-1857: 98
* Mormon-Pioneers-1858: 45
* Mormon-Pioneers-1859: 131
* Mormon-Pioneers-1860: 158
* Mormon-Pioneers-1861: 221
* Mormon-Pioneers-1862: 171
* Mormon-Pioneers-1863: 139
* Mormon-Pioneers-1864: 142
* Mormon-Pioneers-1865: 33
* Mormon-Pioneers-1866: 119
* Mormon-Pioneers-1867: 12
* Mormon-Pioneers-1868: 78

==Grand Total: 7,015 ==

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