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Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints

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Online Records[edit | edit source]

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Major Records Types[edit | edit source]

Below are major record types regarding researching Latter-day Saint ancestors. More topics are found on the right sidebar on this page and each of these pages.

  • Church Census records gives information about censuses taken by the Church to locate and count Church members.
  • Latter-day Saint Emigration and Immigration describes the records of Saints who emigrated from Britain, Europe, and Scandinavia, and the journey of the pioneers to Utah.
  • Church Membership records explain how to find the local branch, ward, stake, or mission documents that show the births, blessings of children, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, move-ins and move-outs, and deaths of Latter-day Saints.
  • Missionary records gives information about indexes and records of members who served full-time missions for the Church.
  • Patriarchal Blessings records discusses how to find copies of blessings given by Church patriarchs, and explains their genealogical value.
  • Priesthood records explains what quorum records are, how to find them, and how to trace priesthood lineages.
  • Temple records describes how to locate official documents created by temple recorders showing living and proxy priesthood ordinations, endowments, sealings to parents, and sealings to spouse.
  • Ward Membership Records

Research Strategy Resources[edit | edit source]

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