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 Joseph Fielding Smith

As the 1970s began, the atmosphere at Church headquarters was very relaxed and open. There was no receptionist in the foyer of the Church Administration Building; individuals could simply walk in and announce themselves at offices. This carefree era was at an end,...

History and Growth of the Church under David O. McKay

By the time David O. McKay was sustained as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the recovery from World War II was well under way, the Church was prospering, and missionary work was in full force. President McKay was lucky enough to be able...

History and Growth of the Church under George Albert Smith

George Albert Smith dedicated the Idaho Falls Temple, the eighth temple, in 1945, the same year he assumed the presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This was the first temple in Idaho, and the Saints there were overjoyed to have their own...

History and Growth of the Church under Heber J. Grant

The administration of President Heber J. Grant saw the dedication of three more temples: the Laie Hawaii Temple in 1919 (which was also the first temple constructed outside of the continental United States), the Alberta Temple in 1913, and the Arizona Temple in 1921....

History and Growth of the Church under Joseph F. Smith

Sustained as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 17, 1901, Joseph F. Smith began the transition into the twentieth century. Progress was continuing for Utah and for the Church, and the Church made a huge step in missionary work when...

History and Growth of the Church under Lorenzo Snow

Lorenzo Snow became president of the Church in 1898. Before his death, President Wilford Woodruff made it known to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles that in the future, the Lord wanted the new prophet to be sustained quickly, rather than waiting several years, which...

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