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. 

Gordon Bitner Hinckley

Gordon B. Hinckley, Prophet, Seer, Revelator, and Temple Builder Gordon Bitner Hinckley was the prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which is frequently misnamed the Mormon Church) from March 1995 until his death on January 27, 2008. During the...

Every Mormon a Missionary

David O. McKay, who was Mormon Church president from 1951–1970, traveled the world extensively, visiting Mormons in every land and overseeing the largest construction of chapels and Mormon temples up to that time.  He also greatly increased the Mormon missionary force...

David O. McKay

David Oman McKay : The Ninth President of the Mormon Church David Oman McKay was born in Huntsville, Utah, on September 8, 1873, to David McKay and Jeannette Evans McKay. David O., as he would be known, was born when Brigham Young was President of The Church of Jesus...

Mormon Doctrine Regarding Prophets

Mormon Doctrine States God’s Pattern of Revelation: Prophets and Scripture Mormon doctrine asserts belief in prophets, both ancient and modern. God, according to Mormon doctrine, desires to talk to mankind and to teach them His truth.  The Apostle Peter taught that...

Mission of the Mormon Church

The Church and Kingdom of God To accomplish His work here on earth, God has established His Church through living prophets, who have the priesthood authority to act in his name.  Jesus Christ's Church, which is the Mormon Church, officially called The Church of Jesus...

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