Church History


In response to COVID-19, the Church History Library is closed to the public until further notice.

Recently Digitized Collections, November 2020

Explore dozens of recently digitized collections to enable your research wherever you are in the world.

Ask Us: Top Five Reference Questions about the Mormon Battalion

Join Franco Arellano as he discusses the Mormon Battalion, their influence on the history of the United States, and some events they participated in that you may not have heard about before.

Get Started with Research Guides

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians. Know what we know—find it in our research guides!

Library Blog

Learn about the library’s collections and historical resources.

Find Your Family in Church History

The library holds millions of original, authoritative records that will help bring your family’s story to life. 

Pioneer Database

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.

Missionary Database

Discover a wealth of information about nearly 40,000 missionaries who served from 1830 to 1930.

Foundations of Faith Exhibit

Treasures from the Church's Historical Collections

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.

Library Video Gallery

View a collection of videos produced by the Church History Library about our mission and the priceless materials we collect, preserve, and share.

Gifts and Donations

We acquire materials from around the world containing information about what it means to be a Latter-day Saint.

Patron Registration

Patrons who use the library’s reading room and digital assets are required to complete a registration process.

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