Church History


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

    Ask Us: Top Five Reference Questions about the Angel Moroni Statue

    In this post, the third in a new series, discover the answers to some of the most common questions that come to our Consultation Services team through Ask Us.

    Understanding Dates in Bibliographic Records

    In this post by archivist Michelle Sayers, learn how to read and interpret the dates in bibliographic records to improve your research experience at the Church History Library.

    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. 

    Serve in Church History

    Learn about the many exciting opportunities to serve as a missionary or volunteer in the Church History Department.

    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.

    Researcher Registration

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

    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.