Mormon Genealogy

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Principles of Family History Research
Step 5. Use the Information
Mormon Genealogy

For information about how to research ancestors who were LDS (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) see the Wiki main article: Tracing LDS Ancestors.

Many resources are available to help LDS Church members research their ancestors, including:

  • Local Ward temple and family history consultants, neighbors who can introduce you to the basics of getting started on research, and temple names preparation.
  • Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library with access to selected family history research resources and more experienced genealogists.
  • FamilySearch, a free Internet family tree program that can be used to help research and record information about ancestors in the comfort of your own home. It is also the main tool used to help submit ancestors' names for temple ordinances.
  • Online lessons about how to use FamilySearch to submit family names for temple ordinances.

Note: The religious beliefs of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about family history research and temples are explained at