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Demand for Ogden Temple open house tickets boosts spirits, local businesses

Due to tremendous demand, the LDS Church released more tickets to the Ogden Utah Temple Open House.

Utah company films aerial video of renovated Ogden Temple

Just in time for the open house of the Ogden Utah Temple, Utah company Pura Vida Photography posted a video highlighting the new temple design from the sky. Read more »

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Picturing history: Mormon Handcart Historic Site

Seen here is the Mormon Handcart Historic Site where the handcart pioneers, along with several companies of wagons, camped under extreme conditions. Read more »

10 hours ago


In the Whirled: The happiest place on earth

Can geography determine happiness, or is happiness simply a state of mind? Read more »

11 hours ago


Tips for living: Author provides a guide to 'Choosing Your Eternal Companion'

In 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a document called "The Family: A Proclamation to the World." Robert K. McIntosh uses this to instruct the reader in how to choose... Read more »

11 hours ago


When Mormon pioneers left was often a life-or-death proposition

Mormon pioneers were safer leaving in April than in May, in May rather than June, and so on. The later they left, the more likely they were to die, but the reasons may surprise you. Read more »

23 hours ago


Wright Words: Bad days are inevitable — complaining is not

To my pal who thinks all my days are perfection, think again. Just because I don't dwell on them doesn't mean I don't get punched in the mouth like everyone else. Bad days are inevitable —... Read more »



Mormon couple celebrates 75 years of true love

Charles and Gloris Goff know the meaning of true love. The couple celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this month and say it's a milestone that any couple can reach through dedication and... Read more »

July 28, 2014


New collaboration helps track pioneer ancestors’ experiences

A new website has been launched as a collaboration between FamilySearch and the Overland Travel website to help researchers find and identify pioneer ancestors. Read more »

July 27, 2014


Book review: 'Testimony of Luke' paints a portrait of the Savior

Appropriate as a LDS Church seminary, institute or Sunday school study guide, or an incredible tool for personal use, this family friendly commentary, "The Testimony of Luke," is an asset to any... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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66,511 volunteers set FamilySearch indexing record

More than 66,500 FamilySearch volunteers around the world helped index and arbitrate records from July 20 at 6 p.m. to July 21 at 5:59 p.m. as part of the Worldwide Indexing Event. Read more »

July 26, 2014


ValueSpeak: Trading places or not?

I wouldn’t want to trade places with Great-Great-Grandfather Henson for anything. Read more »

July 25, 2014


What life was like for the Mormon pioneers after entering the Salt Lake Valley

In late July 1847, the Mormon pioneers gazed at the Salt Lake Valley, which would be a home to thousands of the Saints. They built homes, shops, schools and churches, but in only 11 years they were... Read more »

July 24, 2014


Defending the Faith: Remembering the Exodus — both ancient and modern

Many have compared the trek of the Mormon pioneers to the exodus of ancient Israel, and not without justice. The pioneer migration should be remembered and celebrated, as the ancient one has been. Read more »

July 24, 2014


In Our Lovely Deseret: Who were the first 3 women to enter the Salt Lake Valley?

Who were the first women to enter the Salt Lake Valley? Why were they chosen? What were they like? When Brigham Young led the first company of 148, these three women were a boon and a blessing. Read more »

July 23, 2014


What's new: History of the Saints editors create book about 'The Mormon Wars'

A team of editors have compiled a new book titled, "The Mormon Wars," which contains essays describing the early persecutions of the LDS Church. Read more »

July 23, 2014


New Harmony: Why the home teachers won't just let us be

Just as “holy matrimony” involves three people — the husband, the wife and the Lord — Jonathan and David had a “holy friendship,” a friendship involving God. God... Read more »

July 23, 2014


Picturing history: Robert Scott Lorimer

Robert Scott Lorimer’s leadership brought about the acquisition of a number of sacred sites associated with the handcart pioneers. Read more »

July 23, 2014


Researching Family History: It's a day of a flood of family history records, documents

Family history research has changed over the years since I was a little boy. There is a flood of digitized records and documents to help us record and store information on our family ancestors and... Read more »

July 22, 2014


Wright Words: Why I’m sorry for judging a convenience store clerk

There was just something about the woman behind the counter. She had worried eyes and a tired smile. I suspected the reason her smile was exhausted had nothing to do with using it all the time, it... Read more »

July 22, 2014


Ask Angela: Are my leggings modest?

Angela offers advice on modesty. Share your voice, too! Read more »

July 22, 2014


Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings 'Happy' medley with actor from 'Frozen'

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir experienced a first last weekend when Santino Fontana, known for his role as Hans in "Frozen," led them in a medley that included Pharell William's song "Happy." Read more »

July 22, 2014


LDS Church to break ground next month for temple in Meridian, Idaho, its 15th under construction

The LDS Church will break ground next month on a new temple with an unusual design in Meridian, Idaho. The temple will be the state's fifth and the church's 15th under construction. Read more »

July 21, 2014


New study: Mormon pioneers were safer on trek than previously thought, especially infants

The Mormon pioneer mortality rate wasn't much worse than that of the general American population in 1850, a new study shows, though it spiked for the Willie and Martin handcart companies. The... Read more »

July 20, 2014


What does the Mormon 'temperature' reading mean in new Pew survey?

The Mormon Moment didn't do much to change the attitude of Americans toward Latter-day Saints, but it also probably isn't over, according to a pair of experts on the perception of Mormons in the... Read more »

July 20, 2014


LDS World: Days for Girls is changing girls' lives around the world

A $10 donation will transform a woman's life. Celeste Mergens, of Days for Girls, was helping orphans in Kenya, Africa, and went to bed one night praying to do more. She awoke to a prompting that... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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