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Thursday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Church History Catalog Beta

Explore documents and media from the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Recently Digitized Collections, November 2018

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

Staff Picks

In this post, Church History Library staff share notable and favored collections that could be a starting point for your research.

Library Blog

Learn about the library’s collections and historical resources.

Revelations in Context

Discover the stories behind the sections of the Doctrine and Covenants.

Find Your Family in Church History

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

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 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.

Early Mormon Missionaries

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.