LDS Historical Associations
- John Whitmer Historical
Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Foundation
Mormon Frontier Foundation
of Christ: Center Place Library
This site has many wonderful items. It is placed
first in this list for a reason. Some of the places I go often are:
and Morning Star
Book of John Whitmer
of President Joseph Smith [III] (1832-1914)
||Eldon Watson has done us all a
tremendous service by putting all of the versions together. He has
done a disservice, however, by not showing us how, over time, the 1st
vision story changed.
Michael Marquardt's Mormon Central
||Marquardt is hard to take, but he
is often right.
||A very liberal site.
||Type Mormon in the Search
field. A marvelous place to visit for hours
of the Anointed Quorum
||Nauvoo temple ordinances compiled
by Lisle G Brown.
||Historic Mormon texts prepared by Dale R.
Broadhurst, including Painesville
Telegraph articles (1829–1844), John H. Beadle's 1875
with William E. , David Whitmer's 1887An
Address To Believers in the Book of Mormon (unfortunately
page numbers are not given), William Wyl's 1887
interview with William Law, John E. Page's 13-part series, "Mormonism,
Alias Truth" (1842). A very useful site.
||Like many sites, this one lists a
lot of projected works and a lot of pages that turn out to have little or
no content (!!), but John Corrill's important 1839 History
of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints is complete
and useful, also John Hyde's 1857 Mormonism:
Its Leaders and Designs, William A. Lynn's 1902 The
Story of the Mormons.
||Official website of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Cowdery Memorial Home Page
biographies of Oliver Cowdery, Benjamin
Winchester's 1843 A
History of the Priesthood, Kidder's 1842 Mormonism
and the Mormons, Udney Hay Jacob's 1842 The
Peace Maker, John C. Bennett's 1842 History
of the Saints, and other works including a lot of excerpts.
||Part of the www.lds.org
about the Mormon trail.
Fillerup's Mormon History and Doctrine
||Especially useful are the William
Clayton Nauvoo Diaries & Personal Writings.
||Publisher of works by most
prominent Mormon historians.
Compton's Home Page
Home page of the author of some of the best books on
Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith
Honesty and Moderation in Mormon History
Dale's Old Mormon Articles
||He has old newspapers, and also a
site dedicated to Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon and Solomon
Spalding. And excellent site.
CHRONOLOGY of THE CHURCH OF THE LATTER DAY SAINTS, 1829 - 1836 Compiled
by Lisle Brown. A very good date oriented chronology.
Atonement and the Origin of Plural Marriage, by Joseph Fielding Smith
- D&C lessons. For a good set of lessons, see http://beardall2000.com/dc/chlist.shtml
- Succession of First
Presidency - A CHRONOLOGY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION OF THE
FIRST PRESIDENCY, 1831-1848
- In Search of Joseph - A history
of the search for the bodies of Joseph, Hyrum, and Emma, the reconstruction
of their busts, and how to buy the book that contains all this info
- A large group of Mormon books, most rare and old, can be found here
or at http://www.helpingmormons.org/Rare_Books.htm
It is worth your while to visit this site, and poke around.
Expositor - this newspaper was the one that Joseph Smith and his city
council destroyed in 1844. This led to the martyrdom of Joseph Smith.
- Utah State University Special
of Utah Marriott Library, Special Collections
Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
FARMS - Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. This is
mainly devoted to Book of Mormon studies, but has some historical
- Photos on line
-- Great LDS historical photos from Brad W. Richards.
- Sam Weller's
Book Store 800-333-7269. An excellent resource for hard to find out of
- An excellent collection of church President succession papers can be found
- BYU Studies
- Church History
Stories - Kenison
- BYU Travel Study
LDSWorld Church History Links database - Gives 25 pages of links that
might, or might not, have something to do with history.
files of Early Church Presidents (Look for files with .AU extension)
- Mormonism.com - A site dedicated
to collecting of rare Mormon artifacts, paintings, books, autographs, etc.
- Rust Rare Coins - This company
buys, sells, and trades rare coins, with a specialty in early Utah and
Mormon coins and notes. LDS temple medallions are also available.
- Mormon Money - a site with loads
of information on Mormon Money and some on Mormon history.
Church History Archives - Learn about the history of the Church for just
about anywhere in the world. Just click on the area and read
- RLDS Church Home Page
World Church Museum
Church Historian's Office
- Nauvoo, Illinois, with other links,
including a virtual tour, and history.
- Graceland College
( The RLDS College )
- H.B. Lee Library: ( at
Lee Library's Byline Server
Archives Manuscripts Division of the Marriott Library ( University of
- Marriott Library Web
Page University of Utah
history of Carthage Illinois area
- Kenison's very large collection of church history stories
can be found at http://www.xmission.com/~dkenison/lds/ch_hist/chron.html