Mormon History

The Church of Christ (now officially The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint) was organized with six founding members in Fayette, New York, on April 6, 1830.

Mormon Gold

Many people have called Joseph Smith a gold digger, but who knew that Mormon gold would one day be so valuable? The early history of Latter-day Saints (“Mormons”) in the Utah Territory certainly wouldn’t have led anyone to believe it.

Women’s Rights and Mormonism

Women belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have always done remarkable things.

Our Purpose

The history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—casually dubbed Mormonism—is a modern epic. As a website, we desire to share that story with the world by sharing engaging, factual, and succinct accounts of the faith, dedication, and sacrifice of church members. We seek to be an honest resource where one can find biographies of past presidents and other influential members of the Church, personal accounts of church members, sourced articles regarding historical events, and online books on church history.

In addition to providing educational content, this website seeks to provide knowledge that may be used to satisfy one’s own curiosity, clear up confusion regarding certain historically-rooted subjects within the Church, strengthen personal testimonies, and promote open conversation between members and non-members alike. We invite you to not only read the information provided about the history of the Church, but to ponder upon the things which you learn.

Sincere questions and comments are always encouraged, as is guest content. 

A New History Series from the Mormon Church

Saints: The Story of The Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days is being released in 2018. It is an innovative approach, written in narrative style, which has many different narratives woven into it. It starts from before Joseph Smith’s First Vision and goes to the...

Helmuth Hubener: Youngest Opponent of the Third Reich

The 13th article of faith reads: "13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope...

Serving Till Death: Elder Joseph Brackenbury

There aren't many people who can say that they served the gospel until they died. Elder Joseph Brackenbury is one of them. An emigrant from England, he joined the then newly christened Church of Christ in April 10th of 1831. He was immediately called as an elder on...

Where’s Mary?

I want to share a story from my “family history vault” of my 3rd great grandfather, Hans Lars Nielsen, who was taught the gospel in Denmark in the 1870’s. He was one of the many early converts who was taught the gospel and heeded the call to come to “Zion” in America....

Shadrach Roundy: The Hickory Stick Superman

Shadrach Roundy deserves a spot in the Justice League. Shadrach Roundy was a bodyguard for Joseph Smith during the Prophet's tumultuous final years. He was described as being "fully six feet tall, raw-boned and muscular, weighing slightly less than two hundred...

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