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Tracing Latter-day Saint Ancestors

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The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints

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Beginning Research
Record Types
By Country
Compiled Sources
Background Information
Finding Aids
Substitute Records

This page contains resources for individuals researching ancestors who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Key Latter-day Saint Research Links[edit | edit source]


Caution Regarding Genealogies and Life Sketches[edit | edit source]

Many genealogies of members of the Church have been handed down for several generations. Some of these genealogies, family stories, and life sketches were compiled from oral histories and can contain many errors among true information. If you are the recipient of one of these genealogies, it is suggested to document this information. Family group records should have sources supporting the information on it. Don't rely on someone else's research, but instead cite sources and find evidence. Careful documentation reduces errors, unwanted duplication, and may help uncover an overlooked ordinance and other family stories.

Resources[edit | edit source]