10 things to do with an LDS account (10 items)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is heavily invested in proclaiming the gospel in the digital community.
Official church content appears on more than 150 websites. To access many of the church websites and resources online, only one thing stands in the way: an LDS account.
Although the LDS Church offers numerous pages of free content, registering for an LDS account allows users to customize their experience and gain access to additional resources. Several sites cannot be accessed without an LDS account.
Getting an LDS account involves a little bit of work, but it is open to those who are LDS Church members as well as those who are not. Members will need to register by entering a membership record number. For a members to find out what their membership records are, they should talk to their ward or branch clerk. Those who are not LDS Church members will need to answer a few questions to create an account. To begin the process, go to ldsaccount.lds.org/site/login.
So what kinds of things are available to someone who has an LDS account?
One LDSTech user, Samuel Bradshaw, made a list of 57 things. The inspiration for this article came from his posting on the LDSTech website. The original post can be found on tech.lds.org.
Drawing from Bradshaw's list of possible activities, the 10 most interesting things a person can do with an account are listed here in greater detail.
1 of 10. Patriarchal blessings
Through the natural events of life, a blessing might get lost or be destroyed.
Members can request a copy of their own blessings or even a copy of a deceased ancestor.
For details on how to request a copy of a blessing, go to history.lds.org.
2 of 10. Food storage
With an LDS account, a person can order food storage products online and have them shipped right to their door. Find out how at store.lds.org.
3 of 10. Family history
Adding a million records almost every day, FamilySearch.org is the place to find out about ancestors even if Aunt Mary told everyone the work has already been done. Take a look at FamilySearch.org/tree.
4 of 10. Get a job
Not only is it a website that allows people to search thousands of job postings, it also helps employers find employees.
The site also allows users to develop a comprehensive career plan.
Go to LDSjobs.org to start. If you are interested in employment with the church, go to LDS.org/emp.
5 of 10. Church subscriptions
Go to LDSaccount.LDS.org and login. Look for a screen that lists personal account information. In the left-hand column is a link labeled "subscriptions." Click on it. Click the green "continue" button. There should now be a page with more personal information with a tab called "profile" at the top. Next to that tab is a tab labeled "subscriptions." Click it and on the new page click the boxes of the items you would like to be notified about.