In response to COVID-19, the Church History Library is closed to the public until further notice.
In this, the first of a three-part miniseries, Church History Library historian LaJean Carruth introduces her research into the shorthand transcriptions behind the Journal of Discourses—and her surprising findings.
Learn about the Church History Catalog’s new feature that allows historical sources to be imported into FamilySearch’s family tree.
Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians. Know what we know—find it in our research guides!
Learn about the library’s collections and historical resources.
The library holds millions of original, authoritative records that will help bring your family’s story to life.
Learn about the many exciting opportunities to serve as a missionary or volunteer in the Church History Department.
This database is a compilation of names of individuals and families obtained from reliable sources of individuals who immigrated to Utah in 300 wagon and handcart companies between 1847 and 1868.
Discover a wealth of information about nearly 40,000 missionaries who served from 1830 to 1930.
This new exhibit, available online and at the Church History Library, tells the story of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ through some of its most treasured documents.
Patrons who use the library’s reading room and digital assets are required to complete a registration process.
We acquire materials from around the world containing information about what it means to be a Latter-day Saint.
Learn how we care for our collections, and get tips on how to safely preserve your own treasures.