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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, 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&nbsp; this collection&nbsp;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 LDS Church|Journal History of the Church]] 1830-present chronological scrapbook of LDS events, including an index.
 
*[[LDS Patriarchal Blessings|Patriarchal Blessing Index]] 1833-present. Includes some genealogical data.
 
*[[LDS Missionaries|Missionary]], and [[LDS Priesthood Records|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&nbsp;documentation&nbsp;about LDS Church leaders.
 
*LDS Church periodicals and newspapers.
 
*Local unit histories (splitting, merging, starting, and stopping&nbsp;of ward, branch, mission, and stake&nbsp;boundaries)
 
 
=== 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  ===
 
 
If you cannot visit or find a record at the Church History Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following:
 
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
 
 
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]] LDS membership, temple records, censuses, genealogy, obituary index, Early Church Info File
 
*[http://www.lib.byu.edu/fslab/ Brigham Young University],&nbsp;genealogy, county histories, censuses, Family History Center,&nbsp;[http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php digitized family histories]
 
*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers] emphasizing biography of ancestors who arrived in Utah prior to the railroad
 
*[http://www.cofchrist.org/library/default.asp Community of Christ Library], formerly Reorganized LDS Church, a group that shares part of their early history with the Utah LDS Church. For a microfilm inventory of their archive records 1830-1994, [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=745961&disp=Indexes+to+archival+holdings%2C+1830-1++ click here].
 
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
 
 
*[http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=544&linkidentifier=id&itemid=544 Huntington Library] Western Americana including California LDS history for "qualified" scholars
 
*[http://www.lib.siu.edu/index.html Southern Illinois University] collects LDS history sources
 
*[http://www.library.yale.edu/div/divhome.htm Yale University Divinity School Library] has an excellent collection of LDS theology and history books.
 
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
 
 
*[http://www.lib.utah.edu/portal/site/marriottlibrary/ University of Utah], local historical and biographical sources, and Special Collections Western Americana
 
*[http://library.usu.edu/Specol/index.html Utah State University] Special Collections and Archives&nbsp;local historical and biographical sources
 
*[http://www.archives.state.ut.us/ Utah State Archives] historical and biographical&nbsp;documents, death&nbsp;records, land records, court records&nbsp;
 
*[http://history.utah.gov/index.html Utah State Historical Society] manuscripts and photos for&nbsp;historical and biographical studies <br>
 
 
=== Sources  ===
 
 
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[[Category:Repositories]] [[Category:Utah]] [[Category:Tracing_LDS_Ancestors]] [[Category:Salt_Lake_County,_Utah]]
 

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