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Revision as of 15:36, 28 October 2010

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Church History Library

of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1] Ask a Librarian


15 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Telephone:[1]  recording, and live staff 801-240-2745
Fax:  801-240-2804

Hours, admission, and holidays: Click here.[2]

Maps and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:[5]

  • Church History Library Internet Site: resources, hours and admission, services and rules, location and parking.
  • LDS Church Periodical Index of authors, titles, subjects, and abstracts of articles in periodicals published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and others from 1976 to the present.
  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (1847-1868) index of individuals and companies that crossed the plains to Utah from 1847 to 1868. Also includes transcribed excerpts from trail diaries, letters, and newspaper reports.

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Manuscripts, books, LDS Church records, photographs, oral histories, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, and audiovisual materials. The staff creates and maintains catalogs and indexes for  this collection about the members and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Ward, branch, mission, and stake records from the mountain West of the United States, and around the world, including membership records primarily from 1877 to 1983, meeting minutes, and some early emigration records. The Church History Library is the only place to access membership records from 1949 to 1983.
  • Journal History of the Church 1830-present chronological scrapbook of LDS events, including an index.
  • Patriarchal Blessing Index 1833-present. Includes some genealogical data.
  • Missionary, and priesthood quorum records.
  • Diaries and journals of individuals including pioneers and some LDS Church leaders
  • Published histories of wards, branches, stakes, and missions
  • Biographical information, photos, and documentation about LDS Church leaders.
  • LDS Church periodicals and newspapers.
  • Local unit histories (splitting, merging, starting, or reorganizing of ward, branch, mission, and stake boundaries)

Guide[edit | edit source]

The Tracing LDS Ancestors Wiki pages describe in detail some of the sources at the Church History Library. See especially Census · Colonization · Emigration and Immigration · Historical Geography · History · Membership Records · Military Records · Missionaries · Newspapers · Patriarchal Blessings · Periodicals · Priesthood Records.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Church History Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following:

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Contact the Church History Library" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at,15757,3956-1-2121,00.html (accessed 5 August 2009).
  2. "Hours and Admission" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at,15757,3953-1-2118,00.html (accessed 5 August 2009).
  3. "Church History Library Location and Parking" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at,15757,3955-1-2120,00.html (accessed 5 August 2009).
  4. "Utah Transit Authority" at (accessed 6 August 2009).
  5. "Resources Available" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at,15757,3957-1-2117,00.html (accessed 6 August 2009).