Joseph Smith, Sr.

A note on the limits of archaeology

Archaeological research has provided invaluable knowledge about ancient history and the human past more generally. But, like everything human in this life, it has... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014


Book review: 'Seeds of Faith' shares pioneers' conversion stories

“Seeds of Faith: Conversion Stories from Early Church History” by Dan Barker proves to be a historical gem. Read more »

July 5, 2014


Archaeologists may have found site of Illinois home belonging to Joseph Smith Sr.

An archaeological dig is underway in a tiny western Illinois community for the possible location of a home built for the one-time patriarch of The Church of Jesus... Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Historical moment: A life of service to God

Before joining the Church, Lorenzo Snow had a lifelong dream to join the military. After his conversion to the Church, he was extremely diligent as a soldier in the... Read more »

April 19, 2014


Picturing history: John Smith/George A. Smith home

This home in Nauvoo, Ill., dates back to the Latter-day Saint period of Nauvoo history. It is located on the northwest corner of Parley and Durphy streets, across from... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2013


Picturing history: Nauvoo archaeological digs

Nauvoo, Ill., is among the most beautifully restored historic sites in America. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2013

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