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This guide is intended to facilitate research at the LDS Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and to orient users to the resources available for finding information about people, places, and events related to the Church and its history.
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LDS Church History Library

Church History Library



Welcome to the study guide for the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This guide is intended to assist you in learning more about the history of the Church through the different eras of its movement and growth.

A great resource is the Chronology of Church History, which lists many of the major events in the history of the Church.

Other LDS Study Guides

  • Leaders of the LDS Church  
    This is a study guide which helps students of the Gospel learn more about the leaders of various organizations in the Church.
  • LDS Family History Resources
    This resource guide identifies sources available for researching your family history. It includes websites, indexes, and printed materials available at the Church History Library. It serves as a gateway to starting your family history.
  • LDS Journal History
    This study guide will explain the different formats for Journal History and how to access Journal History articles from 1830 to the present.


  • LDS Church website  
    The official website for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
  • LDS Church History website
    The official website for the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This website provides links to videos and articles about Church history, as well as links to resources available through the Church History Library.
  • LDS Church History Library Catalog
    The online catalog for the Church History Library used to locate items in the library's collections. Please note that in order to best use this catalog, you should sign in using an LDS Account username and password.
  • The Story Lives Here
    This is a video presentation about the way stories are preserved and used at the Church History Library, and gives insight into the reason the Church emphasizes the importance of personal and public historical accounts.


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