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. 

Conditions in Europe after WWII

Conditions in Europe after WWII

Sweden Despite losing international missionaries, the Swedes were able to maintain nearly twenty full-time, native missionaries during the war. Their convert baptisms increased significantly during the war years even though they had far fewer missionaries. The Swedish...

The Church’s Aid to the European Saints after WWII

The Church’s Aid to the European Saints after WWII

After the end of World War II in 1945, many of the people in Europe were without homes, clothing, or food. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' leaders knew they had to do all they could to help the Saints now in dire straits. The First Presidency called...

Race and the Priesthood

Race and the Priesthood

The power of the priesthood is the authority to act in God's name and can only be given to those whom the Lord ordains. The ability to exercise the power of the priesthood, after one has been ordained to it, depends strictly upon one's personal worthiness. In ancient...

Church History Library and Archives

Church History Library and Archives

by Doris White The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on April 6, 1830, in New York. At this organization, the Lord revealed to Joseph Smith a commandment that the Saints should keep a record of the history of the Church (Doctrine and Covenants...

Fasting

Fasting

The principle of fasting is an ancient one, which is outlined a good deal in the fifty-eighth chapter of Isaiah and briefly in the third chapter of Malachi. In these scriptures, the Lord defines the law of the fast and lists specific blessings which come from obeying...

Modern History of the Church

This website focuses a great deal on the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but what has happened in recent years is no less important. After the Saints' arrival in Utah, and after many of their persecutions began to subside, the Church...

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