Church History


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    The Power of Place

    This post explores a digital photograph collection containing thousands of images taken by Kenneth Mays, documenting historic sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world.

    Find Your Family in Church History

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

    New Church History Catalog

    Discover the library’s digital collections in a streamlined search and viewing experience developed with input from hundreds of patrons.

    Library Blog

    Learn about the library’s collections and historical resources.

    Recently Digitized Collections, December 2018

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

    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 in Salt Lake City, tells the story of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ through some of its most treasured documents.

    Patron Self-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.

    Visit the Library

    Visit the Library in Salt Lake City to do research, see rare historical artifacts, and learn about Church history.