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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]] LDS member &amp; temple records, censuses, genealogy, obituary index, Early Church Info File  
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], SLC, LDS member &amp; temple records, census, genealogy, obituary index, Early Church Info File  
*[[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library|Brigham Young University]], genealogy, county history, censuses, Family History Center, [http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php digitized family history]  
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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]  
*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers] emphasizing biography of ancestors who arrived in Utah prior to the railroad in 1869  
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*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers], SLC, emphasis on biography of ancestors who arrived in Utah prior to the railroad in 1869  
*[http://www.cofchrist.org/library/default.asp Community of Christ Library], formerly Reorganized LDS Church, a group that shares part of their early history and members 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].
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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 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>  
 
'''''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  
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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.
*[http://www.lib.siu.edu/index.html Southern Illinois University] collects LDS history sources  
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*[http://www.lib.siu.edu/index.html Southern Illinois University],&nbsp;Carbondale IL, 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.
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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.
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[http://www.lib.utah.edu/portal/site/marriottlibrary/ University of Utah],&nbsp;historical-biographical sources, newspapers, government documents, and Western Americana  
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*[http://www.lib.utah.edu/portal/site/marriottlibrary/ University of Utah], SLC, historical-biographical sources, newspapers, government documents, and Western Americana  
*[http://library.usu.edu/Specol/index.html Utah State University] Special Collections and Archives local historical and biographical sources  
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*[http://library.usu.edu/Specol/index.html Utah State University], Logan UT, Special Collections and Archives local historical and biographical sources  
*[http://www.archives.state.ut.us/ Utah State Archives] newspapers, deaths, land, court, local history, naturalizations, military, directories, criminals
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*[http://www.archives.state.ut.us/ Utah State Archives], SLC, newspaper, death, land, court, local history, naturalization, military, directories, criminal
*[http://history.utah.gov/index.html Utah State Historical Society] manuscripts and photos for historical and biographical studies  
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*[http://history.utah.gov/index.html Utah State Historical Society], SLC, manuscripts and photos for historical and biographical studies  
 
*[[Salt Lake City Public Library|Salt Lake City Public Library]] Utah newspapers on microfilm, and genealogical databases<br>  
 
*[[Salt Lake City Public Library|Salt Lake City Public Library]] Utah newspapers on microfilm, and genealogical databases<br>  
*[http://www.utd.uscourts.gov/ United States District Court of Utah] federal court records.  
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*[http://www.utd.uscourts.gov/ United States District Court of Utah], SLC, federal court records.  
 
*[http://www.utcourts.gov/directory/courthouse.cgi?district=3 Salt Lake County Court] local court records.
 
*[http://www.utcourts.gov/directory/courthouse.cgi?district=3 Salt Lake County Court] local court records.
  

Revision as of 20:42, 20 May 2010

Church History Library.jpg
 Welcome to the page for the
Church History Library  of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1] Ask a Librarian

Address:[1]

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

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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "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. "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).
  3. "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).
  4. "Utah Transit Authority" at http://www.rideuta.com/ (accessed 6 August 2009).
  5. "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).