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. 

Pioneers by Ship

Pioneers by Ship

While most Mormon pioneers travelled by foot and wagon across the United States, and later by rail when the railroad was completed, there were a few Saints who sailed from the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States. One of the most famous of these groups...

Hyrum Smith

Hyrum Smith

In adulthood, Hyrum Smith was described as being five feet, eleven inches tall and as weighing about 190 pounds. He and Joseph were of similar builds and very much resembled each other physically. They were also completely devoted to each other in the gospel. John...

Hyrum Smith Part II

Hyrum Smith Part II

A Peacemaker Hyrum's mild manner and impeachable character allowed him to serve as a peacemaker even in his own family. At a time when his younger brother William became very upset with Joseph after being rebuked by him, Hyrum tried to bring William around. Joseph...

Hyrum’s Feelings on His Imprisonment

Hyrum’s Feelings on His Imprisonment

After escaping from his wrongful five-and-a-half-month imprisonment in Liberty Jail, Clay County, Missouri, Hyrum recalled and summarized his feelings of the events as follows: I was innocent of crime, and . . . I had been abused and thrust into a dungeon, and...

Conditions in Europe

Conditions in Europe

This is an excerpt from a letter to the First Presidency regarding the condition of the European Saints after WWII by Ezra Taft Benson: "The general condition of the Saints is improving daily. Spiritually it has been good throughout the war and was perhaps never...

Russians Grant Welfare Access to Eastern Germany

Russians Grant Welfare Access to Eastern Germany

It wasn't until near the end of Bro. Babbel's mission, in 1947, that they were finally given permission to send welfare supplies to the Russian sector of Berlin, which permission had been denied for quite some time. The Saints there were so grateful. Many lives were...

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