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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. 

David Allen Bednar

David Allen Bednar is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which church is frequently misnamed the Mormon Church). Childhood David A. Bednar was born on June 15, 1952, in San Leandro, California, to Lavina...

Mormon Missionaries Today

The rapid growth of the 1980s and 1990s which nearly quadrupled the size of the Mormon Church from 1974 to 2004, a mere thirty years, has only slowed somewhat in the early years of the twenty-first century.  In 1995, Gordon B. Hinckley became President and Prophet to...

Mormon Beliefs

This site aims to dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings about what Mormons believe.  This will help readers understand not only what Mormons believe today, but also what inspired the faith and sacrifice of early Mormon pioneers.  By understanding the faith...

Origins of the Mormon Temple

As early as 1830, Joseph Smith received revelations alluding to the fact that God would require the young Mormon Church to build a temple.  Even earlier, the Book of Mormon (which Joseph Smith had translated from the records of an ancient people who lived in the...

Temples to Dot the Earth

In 1995, Gordon B. Hinckley became President and Prophet of the Mormon Church.  Perhaps no person in Mormonism since Joseph Smith has had such an impact on Mormon temples and Mormon temple ceremonies.  In the Mormon temple ceremony, instructional material was...

Brigham Young: American Moses

Brigham Young—American Moses Brigham Young, second Prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which church is often misnamed the "Mormon Church"), ranks among the most influential and important historical figures, not just in Mormon...

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