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. 

Mortal Life

Mortality The Creation and the Fall According to the beliefs of Mormonism, God created this world for us, as is recorded in the Bible (Genesis 1–2).  He then created our bodies “in [His] image, after [His] likeness” (Genesis 1:26).  The first man and woman were Adam...

Heber J Grant

Heber J. Grant was born November 22, 1856, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Jedediah M. Grant and Rachel Ivans Grant. Heber's father died nine days after Heber was born, leaving Rachel to raise her first and only child alone. Even though Heber never knew his father, his...

Love of Jesus Christ

Charity: The Pure Love of Jesus Christ In John 15:12, Jesus Christ says to his followers, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”  Followers of Jesus Christ are commanded to love and serve one another just as Jesus Christ loves and...

Mormonism in Germany

Many of the first German-speaking converts to the Mormon Church joined in England.  German immigrants to England were converted during the lifetime of the Prophet Joseph Smith in London and later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, where they established their own...

Melvin Russell Ballard

Melvin Russell Ballard is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (frequenlty misnamed the Mormon Church). Heritage As the grandson of two former Apostles, Elder Hyrum M. Smith and Elder Melvin J. Ballard; the...

James E Faust

Childhood/Education On July 31, 1920, in Delta, Utah, James Esdras Faust was born to George A. and Amy Finlinson Faust. James was brought up in a home with a foundation built upon the gospel of Jesus Christ and where his mother read and taught him lessons from the...

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