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FamilySearch Microfilms Now All Available Digitally

FamilySearch Microfilms Now All Available Digitally

The Church has completed the project to digitize all 2.4 million rolls of microfilm with the records of more than 11.5 billion people from around the world. These are now available to the public online. For 83 years, the Church has been collecting and using microfilm...

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RootsTech Connect 2022 Will Be Held March 3–5, 2022

RootsTech Connect 2022 Will Be Held March 3–5, 2022

FamilySearch has announced that RootsTech Connect 2022 will take place on March 3–5, 2022, as a fully virtual family history event. In 2021, RootsTech attracted more than 1 million visitors from over 240 countries, making it the largest in RootsTech history. Building...

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Tabernacle Choir Performances Resume on Temple Square

Tabernacle Choir Performances Resume on Temple Square

After being temporarily halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the daily organ recitals, weekly Choir and Bell ensemble rehearsals, and Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts will return to Temple Square. Daily Organ Recitals will resume July 19 and will...

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How the Church Is Preserving the Historic Hill Cumorah

How the Church Is Preserving the Historic Hill Cumorah

Now that the Hill Cumorah Pageant has concluded, the Church will begin a long-term project to preserve the historic and sacred nature of the area. The Hill Cumorah in Manchester, New York, is where Joseph Smith received visits from the angel Moroni and retrieved the...

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Meet the New Primary General Presidency

Meet the New Primary General Presidency

The Primary presidency oversees the Church’s organization that teaches children ages 18 months to 11 years the gospel of Jesus Christ and helps them live its principles. These leaders serve under the direction of the First Presidency and travel frequently to help...

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July 2020 Updates to General Handbook

July 2020 Updates to General Handbook

Additional chapters of the General Handbook have been revised. The chapters for the Elders Quorum, Relief Society, Sunday School, and Teaching the Gospel have been rewritten. Other chapters have been updated. Several updates have been made to Chapter 38, "Church...

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Salt Lake Temple Time Capsule Is Opened After 128 Years

Salt Lake Temple Time Capsule Is Opened After 128 Years

Church historians have opened the time capsule that sat at the top of the Salt Lake Temple for 128 years. The time capsule was cemented within the 3,800-pound circular granite capstone at the feet of the Moroni statue. Although most items within the temple capstone...

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Church Publishes Discourses of Eliza R. Snow

Church Publishes Discourses of Eliza R. Snow

The Church has launched the website The Discourses of Eliza R. Snow as a place to publish all of the discourses of Eliza R. Snow, a prominent pioneer and women’s leader in the history of the Church. This marks the first time her inspirational sermons have been...

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Exceptions to Dress Standards for Young Missionary Elders

Exceptions to Dress Standards for Young Missionary Elders

The Church has announced exceptions to the dress standards for young men serving as missionaries. Under the updated guidelines, the standard missionary attire is reemphasized, which includes a white shirt and tie and, in some areas, a suit coat. In approved teaching...

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October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only

October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only

The October 2020 general conference sessions will follow the same pattern as the conference held in April of this year. The general sessions will be broadcast as usual, but will not be open to the public. Below is the text of the letter from the First Presidency,...

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Seminary and Institute Graduation Exercises

Seminary and Institute Graduation Exercises

The Church has updated its guidelines for seminary and institute graduations. See A Guide to Seminary and Institute Graduation Exercises both online and in the Gospel Library app. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Church leaders will determine how to distribute diplomas...

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Church Leaders Encourage Participation in Government Censuses

Church Leaders Encourage Participation in Government Censuses

From Church Newsroom: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes “in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law” (Articles of Faith 1:12). For many governments around the world, one of these...

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