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. 

Martha H. Tingey

For almost 50 years, Martha H. Tingey led young Mormon women for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called the “Morman Church” by the media). Martha served as the second counselor of the first presidency and as the second president of the...

Elmina Shepard Taylor

Elmina Shepard Taylor was a Mormon pioneer who traveled by wagon to Utah, and served as the first president of the Young Women’s organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called the “Mormon Church” by some). The "Young Women’s...

Biographies of Significant Latter-day Saints

There have been many influential and significant members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which church is often misnamed the Mormon Church). Here we have collected some information about a variety of members of the LDS Church. Many of the Church's...

Romneys and Other Mormons in Arizona History

Though Mitt Romney has been getting a great deal of coverage due to his presidential campaign, a lot of the media's focus has been on his religion rather than his politics. Not much has been said, though, about the Romney family history in Arizona, which goes back a...

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park

Those who travel to downtown Las Vegas are not generally looking for historical forts, and thus probably pass by the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort without even noticing it. Located at 500 East Washington Avenue (just off Las Vegas Boulevard), Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort...

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