Apostle Anthon H. Lund, conference address, 4 April 1913:
We are trying to connect events of Church history in the early days, and when we find in a private day book or record something that connects missing links, why, we feel like we have found a treasure.
Now, if you children of our pioneers and of the early members of the Church have some of their records or day books, we would like that you would give us an opportunity to read them, and to copy from them such things as may help to corroborate data which we already have, or perhaps give us data that we are not in possession of. We do not ask you to give them to us, but to let us have the use of them till we can make copies of such parts that might be useful to us.
Nothing has changed. The Church still needs your family records of the LDS past. Those records are still treasured. The Church will copy them and return the originals to you, unless you are willing to have the originals preserved safely in the archives.
Contact the Church History Library acquisitions call center at 801-240-5696, or e-mail churchhistoryacquisitions [at] ldschurch [dot] org.
(Yes, I’m a broken record!)