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 Temples and the Expanding Church

After most of the turbulence of the nineteenth century, which witnessed much persecution against the Mormons, the Mormon Church began to grow worldwide in the twentieth century.  In 1915, President Joseph F. Smith announced the construction of the Laie Hawaii Temple,...

Harold B Lee

Harold Bingham Lee Birth and Childood Harold Bingham Lee was born on March 28, 1899, to Samuel and Louisa Bingham Lee in Clifton, Idaho. He was the second child of six born to the Lee family. Harold's mother and father were devoted to one another, to their family, and...

Wilford Woodruff

Wilford Woodruff was born on March 1, 1807, in Farmington, Connecticut, to Aphek and Beulah Woodruff, who also had 3 other sons. When Wilford was just 15 months old, his mother died of spotted fever. After approximately three years, his father married Azubah Hart, who...

First Mormon Missions

From 1830 to 1837, Mormon missionaries continued to preach as they traveled, often being called by revelation from the Prophet Joseph Smith to preach for an unspecified time, usually a few months, in New England, Canada, or the regions round about Kirtland, Ohio.  In...

Missionaries Foreign Lands

While Mormon missionaries never ceased preaching in Canada, the United States, and the British Isles, the next major change in Mormon missionary work came in the 1840s, as Mormons went beyond the English-speaking world.  In 1843, Joseph Smith sent Mormon missionaries...

Mormon Godhead

The Godhead in Mormon Belief The first Article of Faith of the Mormon Church states simply that, “We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.”  This is the basic belief of Mormonism: God is the all-powerful, all-wise,...

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