History Revisited

‘Saints, Volume 2’ features women’s perspectives, native voices, context on controversial topics "Saints, Volume 2, No Unhallowed Hand, 1846-1893" is now available in stores and online. Here's what writers and editors of "Saints" hope readers gain from the new volume.
Church Historian and Recorder speaks on significance of First Vision at Huntington Library conference Drawing on its vast catalog of Church history materials, the Huntington hosted “The First Vision of Joseph Smith, Jr.: 200 Years On” — a two-day conference commemorating the bicentennial of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.
Gerry Avant: How Alex Haley’s ‘Roots’ ignited interest in family history After Alex Haley's "Roots: The Saga of an African American Family" caused an explosion of interest in family history, the author met with President N. Eldon Tanner and President Marion G. Romney to speak about the growing popularity of research.
Historic documents of the First Vision on display at Church History Library As part of the bicentennial celebration in 2020, the Church History Library has placed original records of the First Vision on display in its ongoing “Foundations of Faith” exhibit.
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.