Find Your Family in Church History   

Dr. Keith Erekson

The Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints houses millions of original, authoritative historical records, including official church records, diaries, memoirs, personal papers, letters, photographs, oral histories, and local-unit Church records. This presentation provides an overview of the Library’s records and collections, introduces tools for researching in the Library, and shares research strategies for finding stories and experiences about your ancestors. If a family has been associated with the Church in the United States or in other countries, these sources can help bring that family’s story to life.