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== Copies  ==
 
== Copies  ==
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The [http://history.lds.org/article/chl-pb?lang=eng Church History Library] serves as the custodian of the Patriarchal Blessing records.&nbsp; The following instructions were copied from their site 24 April 2014 regarding obtaining copies:<br>  
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The [http://history.lds.org/article/chl-pb?lang=eng Church History Library] serves as the custodian of the Patriarchal Blessing records.&nbsp; The following instructions are from their site 3 August 2015 regarding how to request copies:<br>  
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"To obtain copies of patriarchal blessings for yourself or a deceased direct-line ancestor, you will need the following information:  
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To obtain copies of patriarchal blessings for yourself or a deceased direct-line ancestor, you will need the following information:  
    
*Your Church membership record number. (If you do not have it, please see your ward membership clerk.)  
 
*Your Church membership record number. (If you do not have it, please see your ward membership clerk.)  
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You may request copies of blessings in three ways:  
 
You may request copies of blessings in three ways:  
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In Person—Please bring a valid photo ID when you come to the library.  
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In Person: Please bring a valid photo ID when you come to the Church History Library. (Patriarchal blessing services are available Monday through Friday only. The patriarchal blessings staff is not available on Saturdays.) Only your own blessing may be requested in person. Ancestors’ blessings must be requested through [https://www.lds.org LDS.org]. For personal blessing requests, you will be directed to log in to your LDS Account. If you do not have an account, a staff member will direct you on how to create one. Your personal blessing will not be printed; it will be uploaded to your LDS Account as a PDF.
    
Through the Postal Service—Mail your request to the address below.  
 
Through the Postal Service—Mail your request to the address below.  
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Church History Library<br>Attn: Patriarchal Blessings<br>15 East North Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-1600  
 
Church History Library<br>Attn: Patriarchal Blessings<br>15 East North Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-1600  
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[https://apps.lds.org/pbrequest/#/#top Online]—Click on the appropriate link to request a copy of your own blessing or request a copy of an ancestor's blessing. You will need an LDS Account or LDS membership number to login.  
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All requests through the postal service will be fulfilled by mailing the requested blessing.  
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In order to efficiently process requests in a timely manner, we ask that you only request four blessings per month for deceased ancestors. Requests for blessings for the deceased take longer and will be processed in the order received. All email and letter requests will be returned through postal mail.  
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Online: Go to [https://www.lds.org LDS.org]. Click My Account and Ward, and then click Patriarchal Blessings. Log in to your LDS Account. (If you do not have an LDS Account, you will be required to register by creating either a member account or a friend account.) You may issue either personal or direct-line ancestor requests from this web page. Your personal blessing will be uploaded to your LDS Account as a PDF. Ancestral blessings will be mailed to you.
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For information call: 1-801-240-2540<br>  
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Requests for blessings for the deceased may take substantially longer to fulfill. Personal blessings will be fulfilled first and then ancestral blessings will be processed in the order received.
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For information, please call 1-801-240-3500.<br>  
    
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