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Knowing its importance, did Brigham Young dedicate the St. George temple? The answer is complicated

Delia Rochon’s research led her to family she didn’t know she had. On Oct. 28, the cousins honored their shared ancestors with a new pioneer memorial.

“One of the greatest messages of Joseph’s life is his need and his desire to repent and be forgiven,” says Elder Kyle S. McKay, Church historian and recorder and a General Authority Seventy, in the Church News video “Daily Repentance.”

The following five couples have been called to serve by the First Presidency to lead the work at various Church historic sites. They will begin their service in February 2024.

Church News podcast features historians sharing what they have learned by studying Brigham Young’s letters, journals.

Visitors to the Utah Area’s Tabernacle Experience project, to conclude next week, included dignitaries from Ethiopia and Iraq.

When angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith — 200 years ago — it became “a family experience,” historians share in this Church News video “A Family of Faith.”

Local Church members met near the Smith family farm for a special devotional that included music, personal reflection and remarks about Moroni’s life.

Church History Department historians have continued investigating the damage to the Church leader’s watch to determine how it happened.

Editors, historians and scholars reflected on decades of painstaking research, writing, editing and publishing, at the Joseph Smith Papers Conference.

Since the angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith 200 years ago and shared about the Book of Mormon, the Restoration of the gospel has been ongoing, historians say in Church News video “Ongoing Restoration.”

Ellis Shipp became a doctor in 1878, then returned home to train hundreds of women as midwives and deliver thousands of babies.

On the 200th anniversary of Moroni’s appearance to Joseph Smith, read what the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and three women leaders have said about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

The Church News podcast features Church Historian and Recorder, Elder Kyle S. McKay, and Keith A. Erekson of the Church History Department.

First Presidency announces “Joseph the Prophet,” Elder Holland health update, President Johnson visits Indiana, plus 7 more Church News stories from the week of Sept. 10-16.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is commemorating the 200th anniversary of Moroni’s first visit to Joseph Smith on Sept. 21, 1823.

Nearly 300 people attended the Joseph Smith Papers Conference to explore the question: “What have we learned from the Joseph Smith Papers project?”

President Dallin H. Oaks opened the Joseph Smith Papers Conference by announcing a new biography on Joseph Smith.

Historians say people will learn and understand more about Brigham Young, the second Church President, through his journals and other papers.

While covering the dedication of the Joseph and Emma Smith home, Church News reporter Trent Toone gained greater insight into the life of Joseph Smith.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized its fifth congregation in Cuba in May. The Church is slowly but steadily growing in the Caribbean nation.

See photos of Elder David A. Bednar touring historic sites in Kirtland, Ohio, with family members and other Church leaders.

“This house was not just any home. It was the home of ... the Prophet of the Restoration,” said Elder David A. Bednar.

Businesswoman and philanthropist Gail Miller reflects on her family’s tremendous financial support of the Joseph Smith Papers and how it has blessed their lives.

The Church of Jesus Christ has recreated and will dedicate the home where Joseph and Emma Smith lived together longer than any other place prior to his death in 1844.

The Book of Mormon “is a work of art ... that God overshadowed to keep the record accounted for,” said Steve Lundwall at BYU Education Week 2023.

How the Gather Together Conference of the Utah Area YSA Conference taught Saints a thing or two about history.

The British Pageant in Chorley, England, portrays the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles. Find out how to watch it in-person through Aug. 12 or the livestream on Aug. 11.

A new website is offering virtual tours of Latter-day Saint historic sites in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other places in the region.

See photos of the British Pageant in historic Nauvoo that shares the stories of Church members from the British Isles.