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Leaders of the LDS Church  

This is a research guide intended to help you learn more about the general leadership of the LDS Church.
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the Leaders of the LDS Church study guide provided by the Church History Library. This guide is intended to identify some resources that will help you learn more about the leadership history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Some helpful definitions:

  • General Authorities consist of the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Presidency of the Seventy, the First and Second Quorums of the Seventy, and the Presiding Bishopric. They oversee the operation of the Church in general.
  • General Auxiliaires consist of the general presidencies of the Primary, Relief Society, Sunday School, Young Men, and Young Women. They oversee the operations of the various organization within the Church.

Other LDS Study Guides

  • General LDS Church History
    This Research Guide helps people study about people, places, and events related to the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the LDS Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 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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