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Information on donating items to the Family History Library, Church History Library, and Church Archives.

Family History Library

Gifts of family histories and other records that contain genealogical information are welcome. For example, you can write a history of your family and donate a copy to the Family History Library. It is preferred that potential donors contact FamilySearch before submitting a donation. Donations must meet established criteria or they may be returned to the donor. When you donate an item, you can indicate that you would like the item digitized, as well. View Guidelines for Gifts, Donations, and Loans to FamilySearch.

The Family History Library does not publish books for people. If you have compiled material that you want published, please find a publisher of your own choosing, whether self-published or by a commercial company.

To contact us, please email us at

Church History Library

The Church History Library welcomes gifts and donations of many types. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept all donations. For donations of books, manuscripts, artwork, photographs, or other articles relating to the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, go to and fill out the form. A Church history representative will contact you if we determine that your item fits within the scope of our collections.

Other items

Financial donations are gratefully accepted.  Please make donation checks payable to the Genealogical Society of Utah. If you wish further information call 801-538-2978.

For information on how to donate money, property, or equipment to the Church History Library, visit the LDS Foundation Web site.


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