How to Find Your LDS Membership Records

by David Koenig

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormons, a membership record contains a church member's name, date of birth, unique membership number and a list of temple ordinances he has received, such as baptism. Both local churches and LDS Church Headquarters (CHQ) keep copies of membership records.

Ask your LDS church for contact information for your local ward.

Call LDS CHQ Member and Leader Services at 801-240-3500 if you do not know which ward has your records. CHQ can give you this information if you provide your name and contact details.

Contact your local LDS ward and speak to the ward clerk.

Request an individual ordinance summary. This contains your membership record.

About the Author

Dave Koenig has written professionally since 2005. His writing interests include the arts, film, religion and language. Koenig holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical-theological studies from Manchester University and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education in religious studies from Lancaster University.

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