Ancestry.com. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 1997.Original data: Jenson, Andrew. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Andrew Jenson History Co., 1901.
The biographies in this database, collected around 1900, detail the lives of many men and women who played a role in the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The information for some is more complete than for others, church leaders being among the more detailed. However, most biographies include birth and death dates, marriage and children information, and even professional accomplishments. For the researcher looking for early members of the LDS church, this is a valuable tool.