Older LDS General Conferences

Looking for older LDS General Conference talks? Here are 4 sources:

1. Conference.lds.org has conference talks back to 1971 in text, and more recent talks in video, audio, PDF, and EPUB in many languages.

2. BYU has a collection of General Conference talks that lets you search the 24 million words in the 10,000 talks given from 1851 to 2010 in English.

3. The Church History Department has scanned all the General Conference Reports in English since 1880 and placed them online in the Internet Archive, a non-profit Internet library.

4. BYU’s LDS Scripture Citation Index (scriptures.byu.edu) has the text from conferences from 1941 to the present. You can search them or check references in all conferences to a given scripture passage.

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  • Niklas January 11, 2012, 7:15 am

    Then there is scriptures.byu.edu which has GC’s from 1941 to this day. One can also search them, or check references in all conferences to a scripture passage.

  • Larry Richman January 11, 2012, 3:11 pm

    Niklas, I’ve added the BYU reference into the text of the article above. Thanks.

  • Carrie May 11, 2013, 5:24 pm

    Thank you for this site, it was so helpful for my thesis work.

  • John June 13, 2013, 4:21 pm

    Where are the October 1866 general conference talks?

  • Larry Richman June 14, 2013, 9:17 am


    It doesn’t look like the 1866 is online yet. You could contact the Church History Library to get a copy. See http://churchhistorylibrary.lds.org


  • Robert Williams December 21, 2014, 4:55 pm

    Really looking for audio files of Elder Richard L. Evans’ conference addresses from years prior to 1971. He always had a soothing, comforting voice and it would be a great blessing to have access to those.

  • Amy April 17, 2015, 3:33 pm

    Do you know why the church doesn’t host the old conference reports (pre 1941) themselves? Curious why we have to go to an outside source to access official church records. We had blocked archive.org for other reasons and I’m wondering if there is another way to access the conference reports. Thanks.

  • Larry Richman April 19, 2015, 11:07 am


    Sorry, I don’t know the specific reason they aren’t on LDS.org.


  • JG May 17, 2016, 1:47 pm

    Thank you for the links. How about conference reports from 1830 to 1880? How does one have access to those?

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