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. 

Margaret Young Taylor

Margaret Young Taylor was asked by the modern prophet Brigham Young to lead the young Mormon women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called the “Morman Church” by some) (Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, [1936],...

Mae Taylor Nystrom

Mae Taylor Nystrom was a leader of young Mormon women for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called the “Mormon Church” by some). Mae was called by a prophet of God to serve as the second counselor of the first presidency of the Young...

Emily Higgs Bennett

Emily Higgs Bennett led young women for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called the “Mormon Church” by some). Emily was a Mormon woman leader who was asked by the living prophet of God to serve in the Young Women’s Mutual Improvement...

LaRue Carr Longden

LaRue Carr Longden was a leader for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called the “Morman Church” by some). LaRue was an LDS woman leader who was asked by the living prophet of God (George Albert Smith) to lead the Young Women’s Mutual...

Mormon Young Women Leader: Ruth May Fox

By Rebecca Ruth May Fox was a leader of young Mormon women for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called the “Mormon Church” by some). Ruth was called as the second counselor of the first presidency of the Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement...

Lucy Grant Cannon

Lucy Grant Cannon led the young women for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called the “Morman Church” by some). Lucy was an LDS woman leader who was asked by her father Heber J. Grant (the living prophet of God) in 1948 (Lucy Grant...

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