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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) began collecting family history records since 1894. During this year, the articles of incorporation were approved for the creation of the Genealogical Society of Utah. The collection started with a donation of 300 books. Today the collection has more than 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 742,000 microfiche; 310,000 books, serials, and other formats; 4,500 periodicals; and 700 electronic resources.
The following Web sites give additional information about the Church’s family history purposes and activities.
- The Genealogical Society of Utah
- Family History Library Media Kit
- Family History, Genealogy in Encyclopedia of Mormonism
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