Mormon Genealogy

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This page gives instructions for those who are LDS. 

Main article: Tracing LDS Ancestors



HAS BY TOPIC LINK NAVAGATION to the collection in the Salt Lake Family History Library, patriarchial blessings in History Archives, and various internet links. Use the left box for topic specific. Use the main page links to determine if the ancestor is pre-1869 railroad pioneer.


Many resources are available to help LDS Church members know what steps to take after they have done their research, including:

  • Local Ward family history consultants, neighbors who can introduce you to the basics of getting started on research, and temple names preparation.
  • Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library with access to selected family history research resources and more experienced genealogists.
  • FamilySearch, a free Internet family tree program that can be used to help research and record information about ancestors in the comfort of your own home. It is also the main tool used to help submit ancestors' names for temple ordinances.
  • Online lessons about how to use FamilySearch to submit family names for temple ordinances.



Note: The beliefs of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about family history research and temples are explained at Mormon.org.