Websites of Interest

Websites of Interest to Historic Winter Quarters Era Pioneer Research

This is a listing of websites/databases used at the Pioneer Research Library, Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters.
For more information contact Sister Terry Latey Resource Librarian, Pioneer Research Library Mormon Trail Center - Email: tgLatey@cox.n

Historical Resources:

Early LDS Database (Available here also the Pioneer Research Library Master Index)

Crossroads to the West Project

Pioneer Cemeteries Project

BYU Winter Quarters Project

Pioneer Overland Companies

Mormon Migration

Harold B Lee Library Collections

Immigrant Ancestors Project

LDS Church History Library

World Vital Records Databases (Requires subscription)

The Travels of the Willie Handcart Co.

Scandinavian Latter-day Saint Research

Welsh Mormon History

Mormon Pioneer Search

Mormon Battalion Wikipedia

Virtual Trail: Mormon Battalion Trail (Choose Mormon Battalion Trail from drop down list)

Fold3 Military Records

Mormon Pioneer Historic Resource Study

Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846 -1869

Family Search, Family History Books

Genealogical Databases:

FamilySearch - FamilyTree (Includes: Records, Genealogies, Catalog, Books, WiKi)

Ancestry (Requires subscription)


Place Research:

The early Latter-day Saints settled in the original Pottawattamie County, Iowa the area is today composed of eight counties.

Iowa State Historical Society

Cass County IA USGenWeb

Crawford County IA USGenWeb

Fremont County IA USGenWeb

Harrison County IA USGenWeb

Mills County IA USGenWeb

Monona County IA USGenWeb

Montgomery County IA USGenWeb

Page County IA USGenWeb

Pottawattamie Co IA USGenWeb

Shelby County IA USGenWeb

Nebraska State Historical Society

Cass County NE USGenWeb

Douglas County NE USGenWeb

Otoe County NE USGenWeb

Sarpy County NE USGenWeb

Washington County NE USGenWeb

Mormon Trail


Book of Abraham Project - Journals

BYU Studies Biographies

Fremont and Mills County Biographies - free book online

Harrison County 1891 Bio Index

Monona Co., Biographical Index

Montgomery County Biographical Index

Pottawattamie County Biographical History

Trails of Hope Journals


USGS Place Finder

David Rumsey Iowa Maps

Nebraska State Maps

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections – Click on Maps

Iowa Geographic Map Server

Bureau of Land Management Land Records

Mormon Trails Association

Virtual Trail: Mormon Battalion Trail


Find a Grave

Iowa Gravestone Photo Project

HPRG Cemetery Project

1 Billion Graves

Census Records:

Lee County Illinois Census 1840

NE Territorial Census 1854, 44, 56

Annotated 1850 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie County

General Search, How-to Tools:

Google Genealogical Helps

Google Search (When searching for full names place first and last name in quotation marks, i.e. “John Doe”)

Google Book Search

Scribd Book Search

Tracing LDS Ancestors

Tracing Mormon Pioneers

Family Search Genealogical Wiki

Early Saints Research Group Consortium

Relative Finder