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Brigham Young

Brigham Young  

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(1801–77)US Mormon leader. After Joseph Smith's death in Illinois in 1844, Young became the dominant figure of Mormonism, leading the migration west to Salt Lake City, ruling over the new community ...
Church and State

Church and State  

[This brief review is designed to provide access to the numerous articles in the encyclopedia that deal with the complex of church-state relations in the sixteenth century.] Persistent conflict over ...
civil registration

civil registration  

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The state began to keep registers of all marriages, except those of Catholics, from 1845. Compulsory official registration of all births, marriages, and deaths began in 1864. Statistical tests for ...
Era of the Early Republic

Era of the Early Republic  

(1789–1828).Elections for the new federal government established by the Constitution were held in the winter of 1788–1789. Supporters of the Constitution, calling themselves Federalists, won control ...
Far West

Far West  

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Region bounded by the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and the NorthwestandSouthwest regions, includes California, Nevada, and Utah, and parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. The region ...
genealogy

genealogy  

A line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor. The word is recorded from Middle English and comes via Old French and late Latin from Greek genealogia, from genea ‘race, generation’.
International Genealogical Index

International Genealogical Index  

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This microfiche and CD-ROM index of births / baptisms and marriages covering most of the world has been compiled by amateur researchers who are members of the Church of Jesus ...
Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith  

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(1805–44),founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly called Mormon, was born in Vermont and raised in Palmyra, N.Y., an area of ephemeral revivalist sects. He ...
Marriage and Divorce

Marriage and Divorce  

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Marriage is the union between at least two people (in polygamy and polyandry it may be more), in which commitment is made and responsibility undertaken. It is recognized and controlled ...
millenarianism

millenarianism  

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[Ge]Beliefs held by the members of certain types of religious movement, according to which cataclysmic changes will occur in the near future, heralding the arrival of a new epoch.
missions

missions  

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In a domestic context, were courses of sermons and services to supplement ordinary parochial catechesis, given by specially trained teams of priests. Originating in the Counter‐Reformation, they ...
mobility

mobility  

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1 Movement of persons from one place to another, described as geographical mobility, or from one social, economic, or occupational group to another, described as social mobility. Often there is a ...
Mormon Branch Libraries

Mormon Branch Libraries  

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The Mormons have established a number of branch libraries, attached to a local church, in various parts of Britain. Their aim is to foster genealogical research by the provision of ...
pedigree

pedigree  

The biological relationships of the members of a family often extending over several generations. In medical genetics it consists of a diagram of a family history showing the status of individuals ...
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City  

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City in Utah. Salt Lake City is unique among the western cities founded during the 19th century in that its generous street plan far exceeded the scale of other urban ...
sexual morality

sexual morality  

Principles of right conduct in matters of sex, or their observance. Two questions arise: What sexual acts are morally permissible? With whom are they permissible?The view that some kinds ...
spiritualism

spiritualism  

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In contemporary usage not a version of the doctrine that spirit is the ultimate substance of the world (see absolute idealism), but the superstitious belief that the spirits of the dead communicate ...
Utah

Utah  

When asked to name key centers of Latina and Latino concentration in the United States, it is doubtful that many would include Utah. This reaction is understandable; after all, the ...
Utopian Communities

Utopian Communities  

Many religions around the world have an ancient myth that people once lived in harmony with nature, but sin expelled humanity from this Edenic environment. Similarly, inhabitants of industrial ...
women's Suffrage

women's Suffrage  

The right of women to take part in political life and to vote in an election. Women's suffrage was advocated by Mary Wollstonecraft in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), and throughout the ...

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