mormon history

Mormon History

The history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes inadvertently referred to as Mormon Church) is a story of compelling faith and sacrifice, deeply interwoven with the history of America and increasingly with the history of the world. It is a glorious tapestry and testament of God's Hand, continuously extended and revealing anew His unending love and plan of redemption for each of us.

The legacy, power, and impact of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stems from the supreme reality that the Church's inception was divine: in other words, Mormon history is not that of man's reformation but of God's restoration of truth. A restoration of the original church of Jesus Christ and the apostles was essential; reformation was not enough. Many truths had been lost over time when the authority to act in God’s name was taken from the earth with the martyrdoms of the apostles. Restoration was and is necessary as a prelude to the Second Coming of Christ. We live in the “last dispensation of time” leading up to that event.

Historical Stories

Helen Whitney: Mormon Relations with Native Americans and Trials on the Trek West Helen Whitney: Mormon Relations with Native Americans and Trials on the Trek West

Helen Whitney was the daughter of Heber C. Kimball and was married to Horace Whitney, the oldest son... 

Jane Grover: Gift of Tongues Saved Her From Indians’ Malice at Winter Quarters
Jane Grover: Gift of Tongues Saved Her From Indians’ Malice at Winter Quarters

Mormon Pioneer Jane Grover (1830-1873) traveled with the John Tanner family to Utah.  In the summer... 

Amy Ruth Tolley Sorensen’s Perspective on Polygamy
Amy Ruth Tolley Sorensen’s Perspective on Polygamy

Amy Ruth Tolley was born March 16, 1894, in Milo, Idaho, to William Fisher and Sarah Gadd Tolley. Ruth’s... 

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Mormon Church Leaders

Henry Bennion Eyring Henry Bennion Eyring

Henry Bennion Eyring, First Counselor of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day... 

Newel Knight: From Possession to Vision
Newel Knight: From Possession to Vision

Newel Knight was the second son born to Joseph Knight, Sr. and Polly Peck. He was born September 13,... 

Sidney Rigdon
Sidney Rigdon

By Terrie Sidney Rigdon was an early leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often... 

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Purpose of this site

The history of what is casually called Mormonism, or the Mormon Religion, is an epic story, and this website aims to share that history with the world through stories of faith, trial, dedication, and sacrifice from the church’s organization through the present day. On this website you will find biographies of influential church members, personal accounts, the history of the Church by time period, and online books of church history.

This Mormon history website aims to share that history with the world, so that their stories of faith in God, dedication to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to one another can inspire others. This Mormon history site includes a detailed history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the Mormon Church is properly known, from its founding by the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1830 up to the current time. Biographies of important Mormon leaders and prominent members will show the human side of Mormon history and the ways in which the Lord works among people today to spread the good news of the Gospel to the whole world. Other articles will help those who are new to the history of Mormonism in understanding the teachings and practices of the Mormon Church.

We invite you to read the Mormon history stories of the faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to ponder the faith and belief which inspired them to give up everything they had to follow God, even at the risk of losing their own lives. We invite to read their stories and draw inspiration from their courage and dedication in building up the Kingdom of God here on earth.

We invite sincere questions, and submissions of relevant images and content from our readers.

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