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Information on donating items to the Family History Library, Church History Library, and Church Archives.

Family History Library

Gifts of family histories, organized collections, and other records that contain genealogical information are welcome. For example, you can write a history of your family and donate a copy to the Family History Library.  When you donate an item, you can indicate that you would like the item microfilmed, as well. Guidelines and instructions on how to donate are on our Web site.

  • Go to
  • Click the Library tab.
  • On the left side, click Gifts and Donations.
  • Click Authorized Gift Form and print to send along with your donation.
  • Click Donations to the Family History Library.

The Family History Library does not publish books. If you have compiled material that you want published, please find a publisher of your own choosing. You are welcome to donate your published book. See our Donations to the Family History Library for information about the types of material we accept.

Church History Library and Archives

The Church History Library and Archives welcomes gifts and donations of many types. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept all donations. For donations of books, manuscripts, artwork, photographs, or other articles relating to the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, go to and fill out the form. A Church history representative will contact you if we determine that your item fits within the scope of our collections.

Other items

Financial donations are gratefully accepted.  Please make donation checks payable to the Genealogical Society of Utah. If you wish further information call 801-538-2978.

For information on how to donate money, property, or equipment to the Church History Library and Archives, visit the LDS Foundation Web site.