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General Church History Research Guide

Welcome to the research guide for the general history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church History Library maintains extensive collections and material to support your study of Church history. This guide is designed to help you find and access resources about the history of the Church through different eras of its movement and growth.

This guide is organized into a list of general resources and six historical periods.

Each section contains online and textual resources. Online resources are digitized content that you can access from your computer by clicking on the title. Textual resources can be viewed at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can access the item or collection information in the online catalog and request to see the source when you visit the library.