Find your ancestor's voyage
About 90,000 Latter-day Saint converts crossed the oceans during the 19th century, heeding a call to come to Zion. The Saints by Sea website offers inspiring accounts of their journeys. The autobiographies, journals, diaries, reminiscences, images, and letters link to hundreds of known LDS immigrant voyages and provide a composite history of Latter-day Saint immigration to America. more →
"I felt so bad my heart seemed to turn over. I had the impression not to look at my mother again, so I took my babe in arms... and turned my face toward Zion and left the home of my childhood, all my kindred and associates, for the Gospel's sake."
"We have sometimes been almost suffocated with heat in the old ship, sometimes almost froze with cold. We have had to sleep on boards, instead of feathers, and on boxes which was worse. We have been crammed together, so that we had scarce room to move about, & 14 of us had to live night and day for several days, in a small cabin (composed of boxes) about 2 yards long, and 4 feet wide. "
"At one time the captain said to Knud Peterson, 'If I hadn't d--d Mormons on board I would have been in New York six weeks ago.' Peterson said to him, 'If you hadn't Mormons on board, you would have been in hell six weeks ago.'"
Read research and articles about 19th century Latter-day Saint immigration and emigration in these scholarly PDF articles.
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