Church History


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

    Emmeline B. Wells: A Leader among Her Peers

    In this post, Church history specialist Jennifer Barkdull takes us on a tour of Church History Library collections about Emmeline B. Wells, the fifth General President of the Relief Society.

    Church History Library Blog Series

    We’ve brought together several popular series of related posts from The Historical Record, the Church History Library’s blog, in one convenient location. These include our “Recently Digitized” and “Top Five Reference Questions” series, among others.

    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!

    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.

    Gifts and Donations

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

    Preservation and Conservation

    Learn how we care for our collections, and get tips on how to safely preserve your own treasures.

    Researcher Registration

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