Descendants of Utah Pioneers will welcome the latest record collection from FamilySearch: “Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868.” The collection contains just the photographs. FamilySearch states that the collection contains 11,722 photographs (but FamilySearch is known to overstate image counts by double).
The book has been digitized repeatedly by different parties and placed online, generally with a computer generated index (OCR). The quality of an OCR index is far inferior to a human created index. Compare the image quality and searchability of these versions:
|Ancestry.com database. Text only.||Somewhere since they published this on a Folio CD, Ancestry.com has lost the photographs.||A search found both pages listing Henry M. Tanner: the photo caption and the biography.|
|BYU Books. 1966 reprint.||I find searching with the ContentDM software used by BYU to be very confusing. You first do a global search. Then you select the book. Then you scroll through the list of pages, looking for red notations of matching pages.|
|Internet Archive. The 1913 original.||Name search failed when reading online. A name search in the PDF works if you know beforehand exactly what to search for: “HENRY M. TANNER” finds the picture, “TANNER, HENRY M.” finds the biography. However, search did not work at all in Chrome.|
|FamilySearch Historical Record Collection. Photographs only.||Name search worked flawlessly, as did the image browse. Henry Tanner, Henry Martin Tanner, and Henry M Tanner all worked.|
|FamilySearch Book. 1913 edition.||This is a PDF and hence has the same search limitations as mentioned previously.|
|FamilySearch Book, part 1. |
1966 reprint. Possibly even a photocopy. Part 1 is just the photographs.
|World Vital Records. Photographs only.||Search for Henry Tanner and Henry M Tanner worked.|