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. 

History and Growth of the Church under Thomas S. Monson

History and Growth of the Church under Thomas S. Monson

Having only served as president of the Church for just over a year (as of the close of 2009), Thomas S. Monson has already accomplished much. He as already dedicated six temples, with eight more under construction since 2007, and more announced each year. The temples...

History and Growth of the Church under Gordon B. Hinckley

History and Growth of the Church under Gordon B. Hinckley

Gordon B. Hinckley was involved in Church leadership from the time he was very young. In 1935, at the age of 25, President Hinckley was called to serve on the Radio, Publicity, and Mission Literature Committee of the Church. He worked hard in this calling, making...

History and Growth of the Church under Howard W. Hunter

History and Growth of the Church under Howard W. Hunter

Though he only served as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for nine months before his passing, Howard W. Hunter left a profound impression on members of the Church with his challenges to them to be worthy of the temple blessings. He...

History and Growth of the Church under Ezra Taft Benson

History and Growth of the Church under Ezra Taft Benson

While on his mission, under Elder David O. McKay, Ezra Taft Benson helped implement the "every member a missionary" initiative. When he became president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints many years later, Ezra Taft Benson applied this initiative to...

History and Growth of the Church under Spencer W. Kimball

History and Growth of the Church under Spencer W. Kimball

Work with the Lamanites President Spencer W. Kimball was sustained as prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 30, 1973, at the age of 78. He served as president of the Church for the next twelve years. During that time, President...

History and Growth of the Church under Harold B. Lee

History and Growth of the Church under Harold B. Lee

In his short time as president, Harold B. Lee accomplished a great deal. He had worked on many projects when he was a counselor in the First Presidency which he continued work on as president. Not the least of these projects was the creation of the Department of...

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