Welsh Mormon History
The LDS had great missionary success in Wales during the 1840s and 1850s, and many thousands of Welsh converts immigrated to America, heading West with Brigham Young as a part of the great Mormon Migration, which began in 1847. Today it is estimated that approximately twenty percent of the population of Utah is of Welsh descent. Welsh Mormon History seeks to find and share information about the Welsh converts to Mormonism who immigrated to the United States in the 19th century. Family history students at Brigham Young University are working to document each immigrant through the available records of the time, as well as linking journals, biographies, and photos to each immigrant.