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. 

Mormon Pioneer Relations with the Native Americans

When members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which church is often misnamed the "Mormon Church") first arrived in the Utah territory, there were three major groups of Native Americans: the Shoshone, the Utes, and the Southern Paiute. The Utes and...

The Development of Mormon Settlements

Upon the Saints' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, there was no government but what they made and enforced themselves. Even after the Mexican War had ended and Utah became a territory, it was more than twenty years before Congress provided any kind of government. The...

LDS Views on War

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks on war with the greatest abhorrence, and the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ tell us that we should sue for peace, forgive those who wrong us, and love our enemies. Nevertheless, there are occassions when...

Persistence, Miracles, and Eternal Relationships

Prior to being deployed in Afghanistan, I was seriously considering retirement. I had served for many years, and my wife and I felt I had spent enough time away from home. I made the arrangements and handed in my intent-to-retire papers to my commander. He looked at...

Looking into the Eyes of Prisoners

As an optometrist, I had the opportunity to travel around Iraq providing eye care to soldiers, Iraqi civilians, and detainees in prison. I was the only optometrist on our base, so I stayed very busy. One day a medical commander asked me if I would be willing to visit...

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