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(Formerly: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
On the “Community of Christ History” webpage are details of its 170-year history.
In response to my query about what records the Community of Christ keeps which might be helpful to genealogists, I received information from their headquarters:
|Membership?|| Yes, Community of Christ members only|
|Death, Burial, Obituaries?||Yes|
|Biographic Sketches for Leaders?||Sometimes|
I was told that persons wanting to access these records should contact by letter, using the address below:
- Community of Christ
1001 W. Walnut
Independence Missouri 64050-3562
| Note also these added comments:
It would probably be helpful to your potential genealogy researchers if you could differentiate between the Mormon (LDS-Utah based) Church and the Community of Christ, formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS-Independence, Missouri based). Only refer individuals whose ancestors were members of the Community of Christ/RLDS to us while referring general genealogical and Mormon membership inquiries to the LDS Family History Library network.
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