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A brief description of the collections at the LDS Church History Library and Archives.  
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints maintains a Church History Library and Archives in Salt Lake City, Utah separate from the Family History Library.The collections of the Church History Library and Archives contain materials chronicling the history of the Church from its beginning in 1830 to the present day. The collections contain manuscripts, books, Church records, photographs, oral histories, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, and audiovisual materials.
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:''of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints''<br><br>
  
See the Library and Archives website (http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library) for hours and admission, services and rules, location and parking, and contact information.
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=== Contact Information  ===
  
== Collections Only Available On-Site  ==
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'''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>
  
The following collections can help family history researchers tracing LDS families. Some portions of these records are only available at the Church History Library and Archives.
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'''Address'''
  
=== LDS Ward and Branch Records  ===
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:15 East North Temple Street <br>
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:Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 <br><br>
  
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 Archives 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.
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'''Telephone:'''&nbsp;801-240-2745<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;801-240-2804<br>
  
=== Journal History of the Church (1830 to present)  ===
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'''Hours:'''
  
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.  
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*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday
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*10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday<br>
  
=== Patriarchal Blessing Index (1833 to present)  ===
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'''Maps and public transportation:'''
  
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.  
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/library_parking Map of area] pay-parking lots
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*[http://www.rideuta.com/ TRAX] light rail, and bus routes
  
=== Journals, Manuscripts, and Photographs  ===
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'''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>
  
The Church History Library and Archives has personal journals, biographies, histories of Church leaders, photographs, and other documentary materials.  
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*[http://churchhistorylibrary.lds.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=1&dstmp=1367076307959&vid=CHL_PUBLIC&fromLogin=true Church History Library] home page: resources, hours and admission, services and rules, location and parking.
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*[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.
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*[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.
  
For other sources available in each library, see the research outline, ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=LDSRec.ASP Tracing LDS Families]''(item 34080). Major collections include the Early Church Information File, the Missionary Record Index (1830-1979), and the Obituary Index (1848-1970).
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=== Collection Description  ===
  
== Databases Online  ==
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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.
  
The Church History Library provides two online databases.  
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*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.
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*[[Journal History of the LDS Church|Journal History of the Church]] 1830-present chronological scrapbook of LDS events, including an index.
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*[[LDS Patriarchal Blessings|Patriarchal Blessing Index]] 1833-present. Includes some genealogical data.
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*[[LDS Missionaries|Missionary]], and [[LDS Priesthood Records|priesthood quorum]] records.
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*Diaries and journals of individuals including pioneers and some LDS Church leaders
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*Published histories of wards, branches, stakes, and missions
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*Biographical information, photos, and&nbsp;documentation&nbsp;about LDS Church leaders.
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*LDS Church periodicals and newspapers.  
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*Local unit histories (splitting, merging, starting, or reorganizing of ward, branch, mission, and stake&nbsp;boundaries)
  
*''[http://chperiodicals.lds.org/ LDSChurch]''''[http://chperiodicals.lds.org/ Periodical Index].'''''<b>Automated index containing authors, titles, subjects, and abstracts of articles from periodicals published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as from other journals and magazines from 1976 to the present.</b>
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=== Guide  ===
  
*''[http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/1,15773,3966-1,00.html Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (1847-1868)].'' The most complete index of individuals and companies that crossed the plains to Utah between 1847 and 1868. The entries include transcribed excerpts from trail diaries, letters, and newspaper reports.
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The [[Tracing LDS Ancestors|'''''Tracing LDS Ancestors''''']] Wiki pages describe in detail some of the 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]].  
  
[[Category:Tracing_LDS_Ancestors]][[Category:Repositories]]
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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If you cannot visit or find a record at the '''''Church History Library''''', a similar&nbsp;source may be available at one of the following:
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], SLC, LDS member &amp; temple records, census, genealogy, obituaries, Early Church Info File
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*[[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library|Brigham Young University]], Provo UT, genealogy, history, census, Family History Center, [http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php digitized family history]
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*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers], SLC, biographies of ancestors who arrived in Utah prior to the railroad in 1869
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*[http://www.cofchrist.org/library/default.asp Community of Christ Library], Independence MO, former Reorganized LDS Church, a group that shares part of their history with the Utah LDS Church. For a microfilm inventory of their archive records 1830-1994, {{FHL|745961|title-id|disp=click here}}.
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
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*[http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=544&linkidentifier=id&itemid=544 Huntington Library], San Marino CA, Western Americana including California LDS history for "qualified" scholars.
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*[http://www.lib.siu.edu/index.html Southern Illinois University],&nbsp;Carbondale IL, collects LDS history sources.
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*[http://www.library.yale.edu/div/divhome.htm Yale University Divinity School Library], New Haven CT, excellent collection of LDS theology and history books.
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
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*[http://www.lib.utah.edu/portal/site/marriottlibrary/ University of Utah], SLC, history, biography, newspapers, government documents, and Western Americana.<br>
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*[http://library.usu.edu/Specol/index.html Utah State University], Logan, Special Collections and Archives local historical and biographical sources.
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*[http://www.archives.state.ut.us/ Utah State Archives], SLC, newspaper, death, land, court, history, naturalization, military, directories, criminal.
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*[http://history.utah.gov/index.html Utah State Historical Society], Salt Lake City, manuscripts and photos for historical and biographical studies
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*[[Salt Lake City Public Library|Salt Lake City Public Library]] Utah newspapers on microfilm, and genealogical databases.
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*[http://www.utd.uscourts.gov/documents/dirpage.html United States District Court of Utah], Salt Lake City, federal court records.
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*[http://www.utcourts.gov/directory/courthouse.cgi?district=3 Salt Lake County Court] local court records.
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Latest revision as of 15:26, 27 April 2013

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Church History Library

of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1] Ask a Librarian

Address

15 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

Telephone: 801-240-2745
Fax:  801-240-2804

Hours:

  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M T W F
  • 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday

Maps and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:[2]

  • Church History Library home page: 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

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

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

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

  1. "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).
  2. "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).

 

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