Church History


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    General Conference—“Carried by Some Miraculous Power”

    In this post, conference historian Christine Marin shares the story of how the messages of general conference were relayed to a growing Church through the years.

    Researching the Year President Nelson Was Born

    In this post celebrating the birth of President Russell M. Nelson, gain a greater understanding of the Church in 1924, and learn how to research a moment in time through resources found at the Church History Library.

    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.

    Find Your Family in Church History

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

    Volunteer 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 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.