History Revisited

Joseph Smith’s 214th birthday is today. Here’s a look at what Church leaders have said about the Prophet of the Restoration this year To commemorate Joseph Smith’s birthday, we're taking a look back at the stories that were published this year about the Prophet and his life.
How ‘small and simple things’ prepared America for the Restoration of the gospel, according to President Ballard Speaking during the BYU–Idaho fall commencement on Dec. 18, President M. Russell Ballard testified of the small and simple miracles that occurred to make possible the founding of the United States and the Restoration of the gospel.
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Utah women’s right to vote A new exhibit at the Church History Museum shares the story of how Utah women were the first in the United States to win the right to vote. Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, spoke during the opening event.
How Elder Neal A. Maxwell became ‘poetry personified at the pulpit’ “I have to work at my addresses, and I care about the congregation to whom I’m going to speak,” Elder Neal A. Maxwell said. “Maybe some of this rewriting is vanity, but part of it is my regard for people. If they’re going to take time to listen to me, I really owe it to them to be prepared."
FamilySearch celebrates 125th anniversary — here’s how it has become the largest genealogy organization in the world The Genealogical Society of Utah, known today as FamilySearch, was established on Nov. 13, 1894. Over the past 125 years, FamilySearch has worked to publish almost 4.8 billion searchable records and grow its family tree to more than 1.2 billion people.
How a sprained ankle led to an unexpected boat ride on the Amazon with an Apostle Working for the Church News doesn't often include sightseeing. But when Church News senior contributing editor Gerry Avant accidentally sprained her ankle, it turned out to be something of a blessing in disguise.
What Masonry, Relief Society, and a Church newspaper have to do with the latest volume of Joseph Smith Papers The new Joseph Smith Papers volume provides insights into Joseph Smith's leadership style and the many roles he held in Nauvoo during 1842.
How Elder and Sister Uchtdorf have come full circle since organizing the Frankfurt temple open house 32 years ago Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf reflects on how the Church has grown in Germany since the Frankfurt Germany Temple was dedicated by President Ezra Taft Benson in 1987.
From settling Salt Lake City to polygamy, volume 2 of ‘Saints’ is more ‘epic’ than the first The first chapters of "Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, volume 2, No Unhallowed Hand" are now available at saints.ChurchofJesusChrist.org and in the Church History section of the Gospel Library app.
In 1963, President Hinckley mourned the loss of 15 lives in the South Pacific. Here’s how their story is being honored Honoring a story of loss and love, a new memorial has been planned for the island of Maupiti, French Polynesia, to be erected in May 2020.
7 summertime stories from General Authorities to uplift and enlighten your vacation Here are seven stories from President Monson, Elder Holland, Elder Christofferson, Elder Gong, Elder Stevenson, and Elder Uchtdorf that highlight gospel learning from summer experiences.
Brigham Young and others heard the news of Joseph and Hyrum’s death weeks after. Here’s how they reacted Male Church members were spread out teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and lectioneering for Joseph Smith's presidential campaign when Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith were killed in Carthage.