Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Genealogically Related Resources on

It is evident that most of the resources for genealogists in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are found on But it is important to realize that many other resources are available directly on To use some of these resources, it is necessary to sign in to the program using your LDS Account. The startup page of has changed recently and will likely continue to change, but the basic functions of the website will remain pretty much the same. Over time, it is likely that additional features and functions will be added, so it is a good idea to become familiar with the website and visit it regularly.

The most significant resources on the website are those related to the doctrinal and scriptural basis for genealogy in the Church. There is a full online copy of each of the volumes of the scriptures with many references and online study aids. The website also has complete copies of the Conference talks, First Presidency Messages, Visiting Teaching Messages, Lesson manuals and many, many more written, audio and video resources.

Currently, prominently displayed on the startup page, there is a link to the Youth Temple Challenge. Clicking on that link takes you to one of the many family history related pages on the website. Here is a screenshot showing the Youth Temple Challenge page:

The links to the many other family history related pages are listed on the left-hand side of the page. These resources are also available by clicking on the Resources link on the startup page. Here is a list of the links to the family history recources:
As you work your way through this extensive list, you will begin to see the depth of the support provided by the Church for family history. Please take the time to explore these resources and realize the importance of the great work of redeeming our dead. 

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