LDS Church Records

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The following sections of the Tracing LDS Ancestors Wiki describe records created primarily by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

  • Census gives information about censuses taken by the Church to locate and count Church members.
  • Emigration and Immigration describes the records of Saints who emigranted from Britain, Europe, and Scandinavia, and the journey of the pioneers to Utah.
  • Membership Records explains how to find the local branch, ward, stake, or mission documents that show the births, blessings of children, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, move-ins and move-outs, and deaths of Latter-day Saints.
  • Missionaries gives information about indexes and records of members who served full-time missions for the Church.
  • Patriarchal Blessings discusses how to find copies of blessings given by Church patriarchs, and explains their genealogical value.
  • Priesthood Records explains what quorum records are, how to find them, and how to trace priesthood lineages.
  • Temple Records describes how to locate official documents created by temple recorders showing living and proxy priesthood ordinations, endowments, sealings to parents, and sealings to spouse.