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* Inland Empire LDS Church *

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Inland Empire Church
California Mormons -
California LDS Temples
LDS Special Interest - unique congregations and groups including Spanish, Chinese, Deaf, Tagalog and others.
LDS Festivals
LDS Institute
Mormon Battalion
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Provident Living
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Tour Park City
This mountain community is home to three world class ski resorts and hosted several alpine venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The historic district is a bustling year-round draw for vacationers.

Cultural Museums
Family History

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    aka The Mormon Church [LDS]

    This church features uniform traditional family-centered religious worship at many locations in the area. The LDS Church is the second largest religious organization in America.

    Upcoming California LDS Events
    These popular events fill up fast - advance booking required:
    Mormon Battalion Days [Last Sat in Jan] - The Mormon Battalion Visitors Center in San Diego is the second most popular LDS historic site in America.
    Big Bear LDS Singles Mountain Retreat [Mar - 3rd Weekend] - Glendale 9th Branch Mid-Singles Conference at Big Bear Lake - conquer the mountains - skiing, sledding, or just playing games by the fire.
    Huntington Beach LDS Mid-Singles Conference [May - 3rd Weekend] - three days gathering for beach fun, sun, and a whole lot of spiritual growth and meeting like-minded people.
    LDS General Conference [1st Weekend in APR & OCT] - Temple Square Utah.
    Mormon Pageants [Summer] - The LDS Experience with Live Music and Drama.
    California Mormon Helping Hands [Spring] - LDS Day of Service in California.
    Del Mar Labor Day Conference [Labor Day Weekend] - Annual San Diego Labor Day Weekend LDS Single Adult Conference. Sea Kayaking, Torrey Pines day hike, musical fireside and more.
    California Mormon Temple Christmas [DEC] - Live Christmas music programs and outdoor nativity exhibits.

    Special Programs
    Missionaries are available Sunday mornings to answer your questions about LDS programs and teachings.
    Young Single Adults - Groups and Activities -
    Family History Center - Research your family tree here with free access to many giant genalogical data bases.
    Provident Living - LDS Family financial and legal aid, eduction, employment, physical, social and emotional support.
    Boy Scouts - The LDS Church supports cub packs, scout troups and related scouting activities. Open to all young men ages 8-18.
    Youth Activities - Weekly activity night, scouts, campouts, weekend dances, seminary gospel study, summer camps and more for youths 8-18.
    Sports - Most LDS churchs have indoor basketball or volleyball recreation court that are used for informal and league games and practices on a weekly basis.
    Relief Society (LDS Women's Organization) - very active in local service projects and promoting healthy family life.

    Redlands Temple
    This classic single-spire design is located on 4.6 acres adjacent to the Redlands Stake Center and serves Latter-Day Saint congregations in the Inland Empire, Palm Springs and Mojave Desert regions.

    Southern California Mormon Choir
    Established in 1953, this 100-voice choral ensemble regularly does concerts featuring classical, sacred, folk, patriotic and popular choral music throughout Southern California.
    Choir Website - Concert News

    More Resources
    Mojave Desert LDS Church
    Orange LDS Church
    San Gabriel Valley LDS Church
    Palm Springs LDS Church

    Inland Empire Area LDS News Stories
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    Inland Empire Area LDS Deseret Industries
    Charitable goods exchange center.

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Church History for LDS Families
Quality Bound Family Night Edition

Valetta - Shadow Mountain Press;

The beautifully illustrated book is designed for anyone wanting to understand more clearly the history of the Church and its ties to the Doctrine and Covenants. The format with word helps, illustrations, photos, maps, explanations, and brief commentaries will be familiar to all who have loved the perennial bestseller
Book of Mormon for LDS Families
New Testament for LDS Families
Old Testament for LDS Families
Beautiful Hardcover Bookcraft Edition includes large print, multiple illustrations, commentaries and explanations.

Big Bear Lake Chateau
Big Bear Lake Chateau
Best Western Vacation Resort
Centrally located between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, this mountain vacation getaway includes an award-winning restaurant and lounge. All 80 non-smoking rooms offer fireplaces, pillow top beds, oversized bathrooms and Jacuzzis.

* Redlands Mormon Temple *
Redlands Temple
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* Inland Empire Mormon History *

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Mormon Battalion
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    Mormon Battalion in Inland Empire

    Mormon history traces back to Jan 25, 1847 when the Mormon Battalion entered the Temecula Valley. There they encountered the Luiseno Indians just shortly after the Temecula Massacre. In Temecula the battalion received word of change of their final destination from Los Angeles to San Diego.

    In 1847/1848, Company C of the Mormon Battalion was dispatched to guard the key entrance of the Cajon Pass under the command of Captain Jefferson Hunt. Members of this group would later pioneer the road to Salt Lake (Today's Interstate-15) and the development of the mail route to Southern California.

    The San Bernardino Colony : 1851-57

    A contingent of over 430 Mormon pioneers arrived at a Sycamore Grove in Devore on 11 June 1851. David Seely was group leader and former Mormon Battalion officer, Captain Jefferson Hunt, was their guide. Church apostles Amasa M. Lyman and Charles C. Rich joined the group. By at its height in 1857 this group numbered over 3000.

    On 6 July 1851, before their permanent residence was established, the group was organized as a LDS Stake with David Seely as President and William Crosby as Bishop.

    This colony was able to acquire over 40,000 acres of San Bernardino Rancho land from the Lugos Brothers for $77,500. The saints (as was their style in colonizing Utah) constructed a large fortress stockade as a refuge from marauders and indians.

    San Bernardino County was formed from Los Angeles County in 1853 based on Assemblyman Jefferson Hunt's bill. Since then to this day, San Bernardino is the largest county by territory in the contiguous 48 states. The City of San Bernardino was first incorporated on April 1, 1854. Mormon Apostle Amasa M. Lyman was the City's first Mayor. Apostle Charles Coulson Rich became the second Mayor. At incorporation, there were approximately 1,200 residents, 900 of them Mormons. They dominated local politics and forbade drinking and gambling.

    Mormons created the first timber road to the mountains, and a flour mill (on Mill Street). In 1855, they diverted water from Waterman Canyon to Town Creek by means of a flume. A temple block was designated in the center of the newly-laid out town between present-day 5th, 6th, E, and F Streets, but no temple was ever built.

    A small Jewish community formed in Mormon San Bernardino, including Lewis Jacobs and Marcus Katz in 1852. Services began in the 1850s, but Congregation Emanuel, still active today, was not officially chartered until 1891, and its first structure was built in 1921. The Home of Eternity Cemetery was given by the Mormons to the Jews. It is the oldest Jewish cemetery in continuous use in Southern California.

    The colony was discontinued in 1857 when the Saints were recalled to protect Utah from the impending invasion by Johnson's Army. Though many of these pioneers quickly returned or remained in place, no LDS churches were reestablished until the 1920s. The remaining residents lacked organization and resources to compensate for the mass departure of the predominant Mormon population, which devastated the local economy and the City disincorporated.

    Mormon Battalion Historic Sites

    • Mormon Battalion Mountain - a low-lying mountain within San Bernardino County's Glen Helen Regional Park at the mouth of Cajon Canyon, where in April 1847 a detachment of the Mormon Battalion arrived from Los Angeles with the assignment to set up camp, build a fort or redoubt and guard the pass from any Indian raids. A historic marker within the park commemorates this event.
    • Mormon Rocks - northwest of San Bernardino, California in the Cajon Pass, just west of Interstate 15 on State Route 138. Near Mormon Rocks, the first wagon road was blazed through the Cajon Pass in 1848 by 25 veteran Battalion soldiers, with the wagon of Captain Daniel C. Davis, wife Susan and son Danny in their journey to the Salt Lake Valley.

    Other Inland Empire LDS Events:
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    Baumgarten Search [Ensign Dec 2011] - when an LDS couple loses their son in the San Bernardino Mountains in 1938 - a families big miracle.
    12 Dancing Stakes [New Era Jul 2009] - 2500 Inland Empire youth participate in the California Dreamin Dance Festival

Big Bear Northwoods Resort Center
A premier mountain resort that is found in the heart of Big Bear Village, just minutes from the ski resorts. Featuring year round recreation in a clean environment known for sunny blue skies and pristine alpine air - Northwoods Resort is the best destination for romantic getaways, family adventure, and group reunions.

* Family History Center *

California Family History Research Center

    LDS Family History Center

    • Redlands FHC - 350 Wabash Avenue, Redlands CA - 909-794-5014;
    • Hemet FHC - 425 North Kirby, Hemet CA - 909-658-8104
    • Moreno Valley FHC - 23300 Old Lake Drive, Moreno Valley - 951-247-8839.

    The Redlands-Yucaipa LDS Family History Center holds an annual family history fair in the first weekend of November.

    Located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Family History Center welcomes the public.The Family History Centers are dedicated to Family History and Genealogical Research. Volunteers are available to provide free assistance. A variety of classes for beginners and FHC User Groups meet regularly.

    The FHC needs volunteers to help create a digital index for the newly released 1940 US Census and other important historical records.

    Family Search San Bernardino County
    FHC Website;

    Big detailed directory to historical records of early residents of San Bernardino County California. Includes information about early Mexican Rancho land grants in the area.

    Family Search Riverside County
    FHC Website;

    Big detailed directory to historical records of early residents of Riverside County California. Includes information about early Mexican Rancho land grants in the area.

    Inland Empire Genealogy Clubs

    Huntington Library Gallery Gardens California Huntington Library
    Early California Population Project [ECPP]

    A collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. ECPP provides public access to all the information contained in California's historic mission registers. Records include baptism, marriage and burial records for each of the California missions. Records include information on Indians, soldiers, and settlers of Alta California from 1769-1850.

Online Genealogy Everything Guide 2011 Edition - Everything Guide to Online Genealogy
Use the Web to trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree

Very good guide particularly for new genealogists but is also a great refresher for more experienced ones.

* Chino California Stake *

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    Chino California LDS Stake
    1072nd stake of the LDS Church was created on 14 Oct 1979 with Allen Clare Christensen as first stake president. The Chino California Stake encompasses the Cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar and part of Pomona and Ontario.
    Stake Website -
    Carbon Canyon Ward - Chino Stake Center
    Chino Heritage Ward - Chino Stake Center
    Chino Valley YSA Ward - Diamond Bar Chapel
    Diamond Bar Ward - Diamond Bar Chapel
    Los Serranos Ward - Chino Stake Center
    Rolling Ridge Ward - Chino Stake Center
    San Antonio Ward - Chino Ave Chapel
    Walnut Park Ward - Philadelphia Chapel


  • Chino Stake Center -3354 Eucalyptus Street - Chino Hills, CA
  • Diamond Bar Chapel - 1101 S Diamond Bar Blvd - Diamond Bar CA
  • Chino Ave Chapel - 6726 Chino Ave - Chino CA
  • Philadelphia Chapel - 4321 Philadelphia - Chino CA

    Diamond Bar - Guide to local attractions and entertainment
    Chino Hills - Guide to local attractions and entertainment
    Walnut Park - Guide to local attractions and entertainment
    Chino Spanish Ward - Covina LDS Spanish Stake

Gold Rush Saints
California Mormons And the Great Rush for Riches

Owens & Bagley - University of Oklahoma Press;
From 1846 to 1857 Mormons played a crucial role in shaping events in California and the West. They were the first American settlers of San Francisco, and without them, John Sutter might not have built his sawmill and thus discovered gold in 1848.

* Corona California Stake *

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Online Genealogy Everything Guide
Why I'm Mormon

2012 LDS Book of the Year

* Fontana California Stake *
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    Fontana California LDS Stake
    1602nd stake of the LDS Church was created on 22 Jun 1986 with Wayne Hall Bringhurst as first stake president. LDS Church wards covering Baseline, Summit and Fontana.
    Stake Website -
    Alder Ward - Fontana Stake Center
    Baseline Ward - Fontana Stake Center
    Oleander Ward - Juniper Bldg
    Palmetto Ward - Tongan - Randall Bldg
    Randall Ward - Spanish - Juniper Bldg
    Sierra Ward - Spanish - Randall Bldg
    Summit Ward - Fontana Stake Center

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    Fontana Stake Center - 7526 Alder Ave - Fontana CA
    Juniper Bldg - 10654 Juniper - Fontana CA
    Randall Bldg - 17535 Randall Ave - Fontana CA


* Hemet California Stake *
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    Hemet California LDS Stake

    961st stake of the LDS Church was created on 17 Sep 1978 with Darrel D. Lee as first stake president. LDS Church Wards serving Anza, Idyllwild, Valle Vista and San Jacinto communities.
    Stake Website -
    Anza Branch - Anza Chapel
    Echo Hills Ward - Meridian Bldg
    Fruitvale Ward - Hemet Stake Center
    Hemet 3rd Ward - Hemet Stake Center
    Idyllwild Branch - Idyllwild Chapel
    Little Lake Ward - Meridian Bldg
    Park Hill Ward - Park Ave Chapel
    Ramona Ward - Spanish - De Anza Chapel
    San Jacinto Ward - De Anza Chapel
    Tahquitz YSA Ward - Meridian Bldg
    Valle Vista Ward - Park Ave Bldg

    Hemet Stake Center - 425 N Kirby Ave - Hemet CA
    Anza Chapel - 39075 Contreras Rd - Anza CA
    Meridian Bldg - 27020 Meridian St - Hemet CA
    Idyllwild Chapel - 53830 Tollgate Rd - Idyllwild CA
    Park Ave Bldg - 1151 Park Ave - San Jacinto CA
    De Anza Chapel - 1120 W De Anza Dr - San Jacinto CA


* Highland California Stake *
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    Highland California LDS Stake
    Organized in 1993 and discontinued in 2005.

* Jurupa California Stake *
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    Jurupa California LDS Stake
    1784th stake of the LDS Church was created on 9 Dec 1990 with Lester C. Lauritzen as first stake president. This stake covers much of the western half of the City of Riverside following Jurupa Ave.
    Stake Website -
    De Anza Ward - Spanish - Mitchell Bldg
    Eastvale 1st Ward - Stake Center
    Eastvale 2nd Ward - Stake Center
    Foothill Ward - Collett Bldg
    Jurupa 1st Ward - 44th St Bldg
    Jurupa 2nd Ward - 44th St Bldg
    La Sierra Ward - Collett Bldg
    La Sierra Heights Ward - Mitchell Bldg

    Jurupa Stake Center - 5950 Serendipity Rd, Riverside CA
    Mitchell Bldg - 5840 Mitchell Ave, Riverside CA
    Collett Bldg - 11150 Collett St, Riverside CA
    44th St Bldg - 8660 44th St, Riverside CA

* Menifee California Stake *
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    Menifee California LDS Stake
    2108th stake of the LDS Church was created in 15 Oct 1995 from a division of the Moreno Valley and Murrieta stakes. Timothy Rudd, a dentist, served as first president. LDS Church Wards serving Canyon Lake, Perris, Sun City, Wildomar, and Menifee. Spanish and YSA Groups.
    Stake Website -
    Canyon Lake Ward - Almond St Bldg
    El Cariso Branch - Spanish - Dexter Bldg
    Lake Elsinore Ward - Dexter Bldg
    Lake Perris Ward - Mildred St Bldg
    Menifee Ward - La Piedra Chapel
    Menifee Lake Ward - La Piedra Chapel
    Newport YSA Ward - La Piedra Chapel
    Ortega Ward - Dexter Chapel
    Paloma Valley Ward - Stake Center
    Perris Ward - Mildred St Chapel
    Sun City Ward - Stake Center
    Tres Lagos Ward - Spanish - Mildred St Chapel
    Wildomar Ward - Almond St Bldg

    Menifee Stake Center - 29725 Bradley Road, Sun City, CA
    Almond St Bldg - 34350 Almond St - Wildomar CA
    Dexter Bldg - 18220 Dexter Ave - Lake Elsinore CA
    Mildred St Bldg - 225 N Mildred St - Perris CA
    La Piedra Chapel - 28150 La Piedra Rd - Menifee CA

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  • Menifee Resort Life - local attractions, museums, restaurants, entertainment and recreation.
  • Perris Resort Life - local attractions, museums, restaurants, entertainment and recreation.
* Moreno Valley California Stake *
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    Moreno Valley California LDS Stake
    1693rd stake of the LDS Church was created 27 Sep 1987 with David Lowell Briggs as first stake president. Serving Canyon Springs, Hidden Springs and Moreno Valley including Spanish, Samoan Wards.
    Stake Website -
    Canyon Springs Ward - Stake Center
    Hidden Springs Ward - Stake Center
    Ironwood Ward - Samoan - Perris Bldg
    Lasselle Ward - Lasselle Chapel
    Moreno Valley Ward - Perris Bldg
    Nuevo Ward - Spanish - Lasselle Chapel
    Valley View Ward - Redlands Chapel

    Moreno Valley Stake Center - 23300 Old Lake Drive, Moreno Valley, CA
    Perris Bldg - 11790 Perris Blvd - Moreno Valley CA
    Lasselle Chapel - 13281 Lasselle St - Moreno Valley CA
    Redlands Chapel - 11557 Redlands Blvd - Moreno Valley CA

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* Murrieta California Stake *
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USS Midway CV-41 -
San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum

The USS Midway was the longest-serving carrier in the history of the U.S. Navy. Today she has embarked as a museum, tribute and education center. This museum features over 28 exhibits and excess to many important areas of this great warship.

* Ontario California Stake *
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    Ontario California LDS Stake
    1092nd stake of the LDS Church was created on 9 Dec 1979 with Seth C. Baker as first stake president. LDS Church Wards covering Ontario, Mountain View and Rancho Park.
    Stake Website -
    Centennial Ward - Creekside Chapel
    Chaffey YSA Branch - Stake Center
    Creekside Ward - Creekside Chapel
    Mountain View Ward - Rosewood Bldg
    Ontario Ward - Tongan - Stake Center
    Ontario Paradise Ward - Spanish - Rosewood Bldg
    Rancho Park Ward - Stake Center

    Ontario Stake Center -522 West Francis St, Ontario, CA
    Creekside Chapel - 3450 Creekside Dr - Ontario CA
    Rosewood Bldg - 701 E Rosewood Ct - Ontario CA


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Location: Ontario Mills Mall
Hyatt Place is a new kind of hotel that puts style, innovation and The Hyatt Touch within everyone's reach.

* Rancho Cucamonga California Stake *
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* Redlands California Stake *
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Knott's Berry Farm - Buena Park
This major amusement park recreates the carnival adventure atmosphere of yesteryear. What was once an actual berry farm is now 160 acres of world class rides, unique family shows and one of a kind attractions that is fascinating to funseekers of all generations.

* Rialto California Stake *
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    Rialto California LDS Stake
    415th stake of the LDS Church was created 20 Mar 1966 with Wayne A. Reeves as first stake president. LDS Church wards covering Rialto, Bloomington and Colton.
    Stake Website -
    Bloomington Ward - Laurel St Bldg
    Colton 1st Ward - Laurel St Bldg
    Inland Empire Ward - Samoan - Stake Center
    Rialto 1st Ward - Stake Center
    Rialto 2nd Ward - Samoan - Randall Bldg
    Rialto 3rd Ward - Spanish - Laurel st Bldg
    Rialto 4th Ward - Spanish - Randall Bldg

    Rialto Stake Center - 1375 N. Willow, Rialto, CA
    Laurel St Bldg - 250 E Laurel St - Colton CA
    Randall Bldg - 1420 W Randall Ave - Rialto CA


    • Rialto Resort Life - local attractions, museums, restaurants, entertainment and recreation.

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* Riverside California Stake *
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* Riverside California West Stake *
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    Riverside California LDS West Stake
    The West Stake (also known as Arlington Stake) was organized in 1967 and discontinued in 2007.

* San Bernardino California Stake *
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* Temecula California Stake *
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* Upland California Stake *
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    Upland California LDS Stake
    583rd stake of the LDS Church was created on 13 Aug 1972 with Frank E. Finlayson as first stake president. LDS Church Wards serving California Oaks, Upland Springs and Winchester.
    Stake Website -
    Alta Loma Ward - Alta Loma Chapel
    Upland 1st Ward - 21st ST Bldg
    Upland 2nd Ward - Stake Center
    Upland 3rd Ward - 21st St Bldg
    Upland 4th Branch - Spanish - Stake Center
    Upland 5th Ward - Alta Loma Chapel

    Upland Stake Center - 785 N San Antonio Ave, Upland, CA
    Alta Loma Chapel - 6525 Sapphire St - Alta Loma CA
    21st St Bldg - 1130 W 21st St - Upland CA


    • Upland Resort Life - local attractions, museums, restaurants, entertainment and recreation.
* Yucaipa California Stake *
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California Inland Empire LDS YSA Groups
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California YSA Conference - August
SoCal Mid Singles - Yahoo Group - Long Beach
LDS Singles for Fun in SoCal - Yahoo Group
LDS YSA - Inland Empire CA Region - YSA Groups, Activities and Related Resources
California YSA - LDS YSA Facebook Fan page
California Mormon Helping Hands - Community Service Forum
Inland Empire MidSingles - Newsletter updated weekly.


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