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. 

History of Mormon Temples

The temples of the Mormon Church are one of its most unique and distinguishing characteristics and a fruition of Mormon beliefs in the afterlife and in the purpose of our lives here on earth.  Since earliest Mormon history, the prophets and members of the Mormon...

Lorenzo Snow

Born on April 3, 1814, in Ohio, Lorenzo Snow was the fifth of seven children born to Oliver and Rosetta Pettibone Snow. After the birth of their first two children, Lorenzo's parents moved the family from New England to frontier America in Ohio to begin a new life....

Mormon Temples in the Rocky Mountains

On July 24, 1847, the first body of Mormon pioneers, led by Brigham Young and the Quorum of the Twelve, reached the Salt Lake Valley.  Four days later, Brigham Young marked the spot for the building of the next temple, which would serve as the center of their new...

Obedience

Obedience to the Commandments of God Jesus Christ told his followers that “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).  Mormons believe that It is...

Mormon Temples: The House of God

Mormon temples are designed to be a place set apart from the world, even more so than chapels.  The atmosphere of the Mormon temple is to be light and peaceful, a refuge from the world and a place where the Spirit of God can have great influence.  For these reasons,...

Joseph F. Smith

Joseph F. Smith Joseph Fielding Smith (Sr) was born November 13, 1838, in Far West, Missouri, to Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith. At the time of his birth, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) was experiencing a great deal of persecution....

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