Church History


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

    Recently Digitized Collections, October 2020

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

    International Pioneers’ Experiences: The Pioneer Database

    Join Franco Arellano as he discusses the Church History Library’s Pioneer Database and how he used it to discover fascinating stories about pioneers born outside of the United States who immigrated to Utah.

    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.