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. 

Ezra Taft Benson Goes to Europe

While stationed at Marseilles, France, I received an assignment transferring me to London. I headed to London by way of Paris. I had a few days before I had to report to London, and while in Paris, I looked up Sherm Brinton, an M.D. working in a Paris hospital, and...

A Convert on Saipan

While stationed on New Britain, a young man by the name of Lenice Brady Field came into my office. He said, “Chaplain, may I speak with you?” “Sure, I’d be glad to talk with you.” He continued, “Well, it’s like this. I’ve been to your church three times.” I recalled...

By Example and Precept

Two very young servicemen, Bob Lee and Clarence Gale, who were perhaps 17 or 18 years of age, arrived in the Aleutians in 1943 as part of a replacement group. The army assigned them to share a tent with four other men. They belonged to a variety of religious...

Stories from LDS Chaplains in World War II

By Example and Precept: Chaplain Milton Hess tells a story of two young LDS servicemen who learned to live their religion without being afraid of what other people would think of them. A Convert on Saipan: Chaplain George Woolley tells of a young man who was baptized...

Development of the Church Welfare Program

The Great Depression hit the United States hard on Ocotber 29, 1929.  Its effects reached everyone, the Saints not excluded. In 1932 unemployment in Utah had reached a staggering 35.9 percent. Many were willing to work, but were unable to find it. People had to stand...

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