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The current status of the project to digitize all the old patriarchal blessings was recently posted on the [http://tech.lds.org/index.php LDSTech Web Site]: [http://tech.lds.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=355&Itemid=1 Patriarchal Blessings Meet the Digital Age].
 
 
Instructions for obtaining copies of patriarchal blessings for oneself, deceased ancestors or descendants.
 
 
 
== Background  ==
 
== Background  ==
  
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== Index  ==
 
== Index  ==
  
The [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] has the following indexes to patriarchal blessings:  
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The [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] has the following index to patriarchal blessings:  
  
*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/printing/titledetailsprint.asp?titleno=237559&first=1&last=100 Index to Patriarchal Blessings: 1833–1963]''. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1963. (FHL films 392631–96.) This alphabetical card index includes the genealogical information listed at the top of each blessing.  
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*Index to patriarchal blessings&nbsp;: volumes 1 to 40 on file [at the] Historian's Office, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.&nbsp; Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Historical Department, 1934.&nbsp; Available in United States &amp; Canada Large Q Book and microfilm format. <br>
*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/printing/titledetailsprint.asp?titleno=786387 Index to Patriarchal Blessings, 1833–1993].'' Salt Lake City: n.p., 1993? (FHL fiche 6334933 [set of 68.) This alphabetical list gives the birth date, patriarchal blessing date, and the volume and page number where the blessing is recorded. This index includes the blessings turned into Church headquarters as of 15 June 1993.
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== Copies  ==
 
== Copies  ==
  
You may request copies of patriarchal blessings for:  
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The [http://history.lds.org/article/chl-pb?lang=eng Church History Library] serves as the custodian of the Patriarchal Blessing records.&nbsp; The following instructions were copied from their site 24 April 2014 regarding obtaining copies:<br>
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"To obtain copies of patriarchal blessings for yourself or a deceased direct-line ancestor, you will need the following information:
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*Your Church membership record number. (If you do not have it, please see your ward membership clerk.)
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*Blessing recipient's name at the time the blessing was given.
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*Names of blessing recipient's parents.
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*Birth date of blessing recipient.
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*Approximate year the blessing was given.
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*Your relationship to recipient.
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*Your mailing address.
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You may request copies of blessings in three ways:  
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In Person—Please bring a valid photo ID when you come to the library.
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Through the Postal Service—Mail your request to the address below.
  
*Yourself
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Church History Library<br>Attn: Patriarchal Blessings<br>15 East North Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-1600
*Your spouse
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*A direct line descendant
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*A deceased direct line ancestor
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The instructions for obtaining copies of patriarchal blessings can be found on the Church History Web site at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/archives/pbinfo
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Online—Click on the appropriate link to request a copy of your own blessing or request a copy of an ancestor's blessing. You will need an LDS Account or LDS membership number to login.  
  
#Go to [http://www.lds.org/ www.lds.org]
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In order to efficiently process requests in a timely manner, we ask that you only request four blessings per month for deceased ancestors. Requests for blessings for the deceased take longer and will be processed in the order received. All email and letter requests will be returned through postal mail.  
#Select '''About the Church'''.
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#Select '''Church History'''.
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#Click '''Church History and Library Archives'''.  
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#Click '''Services and Rules'''.
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#Click [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/archives/pbinfo Copies of Patriarchal Blessings] may be requested for mailing.
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#Follow the instructions on the screen.
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Effective March 1, 2007, we will no longer charge a fee for copies of patriarchal blessings. This applies to both individual and ancestral blessings. In order for our staff to efficiently process requests in a timely manner, it will be necessary to limit requests to four (4) blessings for each request, with a maximum of four (4) per year.<br>
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For information call: 1-801-240-2452"<br>  
  
We are currently in the process of digitizing our collection of 3.5 million patriarchal blessings. Once this project is completed, it will be much easier for members around the world to receive copies of blessings. At that time, we hope it will be possible for you to get more than four (4) at one time.
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If you have any questions, please call the Church History Library customer service desk at '''801-240-2745'''.
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Revision as of 17:33, 24 April 2014

Background

A patriarchal blessing is a blessing given to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by an ordained patriarch and usually provides genealogical information. The top of the printed copy of the blessing often gives the person’s complete name, birth date, birthplace, and parents’ names. When looking for a patriarchal blessing, always check for women under their maiden and married names. Some early Saints had more than one blessing.

Index

The Family History Library Catalog has the following index to patriarchal blessings:

  • Index to patriarchal blessings : volumes 1 to 40 on file [at the] Historian's Office, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Salt Lake City, Utah : Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Historical Department, 1934.  Available in United States & Canada Large Q Book and microfilm format.

Copies

The Church History Library serves as the custodian of the Patriarchal Blessing records.  The following instructions were copied from their site 24 April 2014 regarding obtaining copies:

"To obtain copies of patriarchal blessings for yourself or a deceased direct-line ancestor, you will need the following information:

  • Your Church membership record number. (If you do not have it, please see your ward membership clerk.)
  • Blessing recipient's name at the time the blessing was given.
  • Names of blessing recipient's parents.
  • Birth date of blessing recipient.
  • Approximate year the blessing was given.
  • Your relationship to recipient.
  • Your mailing address.

You may request copies of blessings in three ways:

In Person—Please bring a valid photo ID when you come to the library.

Through the Postal Service—Mail your request to the address below.

Church History Library
Attn: Patriarchal Blessings
15 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-1600

Online—Click on the appropriate link to request a copy of your own blessing or request a copy of an ancestor's blessing. You will need an LDS Account or LDS membership number to login.

In order to efficiently process requests in a timely manner, we ask that you only request four blessings per month for deceased ancestors. Requests for blessings for the deceased take longer and will be processed in the order received. All email and letter requests will be returned through postal mail.

For information call: 1-801-240-2452"