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[[Image:Church History Library.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah]]&nbsp;<sup>''Welcome to the page for the''</sup><sub><br></sub><big><big><big><font color="#003366">'''''Church History Library'''''</font></big></big></big> <sup>''&nbsp;of&nbsp;The&nbsp;Church&nbsp;of&nbsp;Jesus&nbsp;Christ&nbsp;of Latter-day Saints''</sup><br><br>
 
  
=== Contact Information  ===
 
 
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="CCHL">"Contact the Church History Library" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/content/0,15757,3956-1-2121,00.html (accessed 5 August 2009).</ref> [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/askalibrarian Ask a Librarian] <br>
 
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="CCHL" />
 
 
:15 East North Temple Street <br>
 
:Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 <br>
 
 
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="CCHL" /> &nbsp;recording, and live&nbsp;staff 801-240-2745<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;801-240-2804<br>
 
 
'''Hours, admission, and holidays:''' [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/content/0,15757,3953-1-2118,00.html Click here].<ref>"Hours and Admission" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/content/0,15757,3953-1-2118,00.html (accessed 5 August 2009).</ref>
 
 
'''Maps and public transportation:'''
 
 
*For a map of area pay-parking lots [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/content/0,15757,3955-1-2120,00.html click here].<ref>"Church History Library Location and Parking" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/content/0,15757,3955-1-2120,00.html (accessed 5 August 2009).</ref>
 
*For TRAX light rail, and bus routes [http://www.rideuta.com/ click here].<ref>"Utah Transit Authority" at http://www.rideuta.com/ (accessed 6 August 2009).</ref>
 
 
'''Internet sites and databases:'''<ref>"Resources Available" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/content/0,15757,3957-1-2117,00.html (accessed 6 August 2009).</ref> <br>
 
 
*[http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library Church History Library Internet Site]: resources, hours and admission, services and rules, location and parking.
 
*[http://chperiodicals.lds.org/ LDS Church Periodical Index] of authors, titles, subjects, and abstracts of articles&nbsp;in periodicals published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and others from 1976 to the present.
 
*[http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/1,15773,3966-1,00.html Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (1847-1868)]&nbsp;index of individuals and companies that crossed the plains to Utah&nbsp;from 1847&nbsp;to 1868.&nbsp;Also includes transcribed excerpts from trail diaries, letters, and newspaper reports.
 
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
 
Manuscripts, books, Church records, photographs, oral histories, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, and audiovisual materials. The staff creates and maintains catalogs and indexes for accessing this wide variety of information by and about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
 
 
*Ward, branch,&nbsp;mission, and stake&nbsp;records from&nbsp;the mountain West of the United States, and around the world, including membership records primarily from 1877 to&nbsp;1983, meeting minutes, and some early emigration records.
 
*Missionary, and priesthood quorum records.
 
*Diaries and journals of individuals including pioneers and some Church leaders
 
*Published histories&nbsp;of&nbsp;wards, branches, stakes, and missions
 
*Biographical information about LDS Church leaders.
 
*LDS Church periodicals and newspapers.
 
*Patriarchal blessings
 
*Local unit histories (ward, branch, mission, and stake division records)
 
 
=== Collections Only Available On-Site  ===
 
 
The following collections can help family history researchers tracing LDS families. Some portions of these records are only available at the Church History Library.
 
 
==== LDS Ward and Branch Records  ====
 
 
These records from local church units include membership records, minutes, and histories. The Church has only a few scattered membership records before 1847. The Church History Library is the only place to access membership records from 1949 to 1983. Priesthood quorums and auxiliaries created the minutes and records as well as the local church leaders. The Family History Library has copies of membership records on microfilm for most local units up to 1948.
 
 
==== Journal History of the Church (1830 to present)  ====
 
 
This source is a day-by-day scrapbook of events in Church history. It contains clippings from newspapers, excerpts from private journals, letters, and other documentary material. The Family History Library has a microfilm copy up to June 1973. An index is on the Internet. For more details see [[Journal History of the LDS Church|Journal History]].
 
 
==== Patriarchal Blessing Index (1833 to present)  ====
 
 
The computer index contains basic information used in requesting a copy of a patriarchal blessing. The indexes provide some genealogical information. The Family History Library has a microfiche copy up to 1999.
 
 
==== Journals, Manuscripts, and Photographs  ====
 
 
The Church History Library has personal journals, biographies, histories of Church leaders, photographs, and other documentary materials.
 
 
=== Guide  ===
 
 
The [[Tracing LDS Ancestors|'''''Tracing LDS Ancestors''''']] Wiki pages describe in detail some of sources at the Church History Library. See especially [[LDS Census|Census]] · [[LDS Colonization|Colonization]] · [[LDS Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]] · [[LDS Historical Geography|Historical Geography]] · [[LDS History|History]] · [[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]] · [[LDS Military Records|Military Records]] · [[LDS Missionaries|Missionaries]] · [[LDS Newspapers|Newspapers]] · [[LDS Patriarchal Blessings|Patriarchal Blessings]] · [[LDS Periodicals|Periodicals]] · [[LDS Priesthood Records|Priesthood Records]].
 
 
=== Substitute Repositories  ===
 
 
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
 
If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;Church History Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.
 
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
 
 
*Family History Library
 
*BYU
 
*RLDS
 
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
 
 
*Yale University has an excellent collection of LDS theology and history books.
 
*Southern Illinois<br>
 
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
 
 
*U of U
 
*Utah State U
 
*Utah State Archives<br>
 
 
=== Sources  ===
 
 
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[[Category:Repositories]] [[Category:Utah]] [[Category:Tracing_LDS_Ancestors]] [[Category:Salt_Lake_County,_Utah]]
 

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