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. 

John Taylor

John Taylor was born November 1, 1808, to James and Agnes Taylor. Eight sons and two daughters were born to this couple, although three sons did not survive past infancy and another son passed on at the age of twenty-two. These children were blessed with loving and...

George Albert Smith

George Albert Smith George Albert Smith was born April 4, 1870, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Henry and Sarah Farr Smith. President Smith had a noble ancestry, in that his great grandfather was John Smith, brother to Joseph Smith, Sr., who was the first stake...

Ezra Taft Benson

Ezra Taft Benson: The Thirteenth President of the Mormon Church Ezra Taft Benson was called as prophet and seer for the Mormon Church in 1985.  His contributions and influence on the Mormon Church had a tremendous impact on the Church’s direction.  His career as a...

Priesthood Authority

The Authority to Act in God’s Name All of us know that if we act without the proper authority, we can get in trouble.  If we try to drive a car or practice medicine without a license, we will get arrested.  It does not matter whether or not we are skilled, we must...

Howard W Hunter

Howard W. Hunter Heritage Howard William Hunter's great grandparents, John and Margaret Hunter, joined the Mormon Church in 1860 when Mormon missionaries brought the message of the restored gospel to Scotland. At this particular time the Church leaders were...

Honesty And Integrity

Honesty and Integrity Mormon beliefs include a list of thirteen core teachings of the Church, called the Articles of Faith. The thirteenth includes the following statement: "We believe in being honest." This is a deceptively simple statement, but in today's...

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