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As the Joseph Smith Papers nears completion, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ and historians talk about the purpose of the project and why it matters.

Individuals and families traveling to Nauvoo, Illinois, this summer are encouraged to see the Nauvoo and British pageants this summer.

At the John Benbow farm in England with President Ballard and Elder Cook, Elder Holland points out how the early Apostles’ missions helped the Church.

President Carter spoke at a National Family Week event in the Salt Lake Tabernacle and sat next to Church President Spencer W. Kimball.

Elder Quentin L. Cook invited missionaries to study “The Morning Breaks,” with lyrics penned by Elder Parley P. Pratt, and consider the urgency early missionaries felt.

Joseph Crossley wrote about his family’s journey across the Atlantic in a small journal. More than 165 years later, his pioneer diary has been found and donated to the Church History Library.

On March 17, 1842, 181 years ago, 20 women met in the Red Brick Store in Nauvoo to organize the Relief Society. See how their work is “of ordinary women doing extraordinary things.”

The Church History Department has added Mormon Battalion information to its Church History Biographical Database.

The Church History Department has released “Kirtland, City of Revelation: A Joseph Smith Papers Podcast” an eight-part, documentary-style miniseries hosted by Spencer McBride.

The Church Historian’s Press recently published the 1883 journal Belle Harris kept while she was in prison and Church history specialist Ken Adkins shares about her story of faith.

See a video of the pioneer exodus commemoration in Historic Nauvoo, Illinois. Many made the mile-long walk to the Mississippi River and remembered the pioneers’ commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Church History Department celebrated the publication of several landmark projects that spotlight Latter-day Saint women’s experiences during the “Symposium on Women, Religion and Records.”

The publication of the Belle Harris prison journal is part of an ongoing effort to focus on the history of Latter-day Saint women.

From the Tabernacle in downtown Salt Lake City to the White House in Washington, D.C., The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has performed for U.S. presidents in a variety of settings spanning more than a century.

President Spencer W. Kimball was one of the great advocates and examples of keeping a personal journal. Here’s how you can read the Church leader’s journals.

“They could go forward with faith in Jesus Christ and confidence in His miraculous blessings,” Illinois Historic Sites President Craig Lee Dalton told participants in the exodus commemoration.

In honor of Black History Month, the Church News has compiled a list of stories honoring Black members of the Church.

Matt Heiss of the Church History Department tells about recording Church history over his career, how it has changed and shares meaningful experiences.

See the Benbows’ home and pond in England, where John Taylor lived in Toronto, Canada, sites in Tonga and the peak Orson Pratt climbed in Scotland, plus 5 more sites and a bonus one connected to the King James Bible.

Researchers using the Church History Catalog now can now search and gain access to new records and collections.

At the end of a long career to acquire, manage and train others to collect Church history, Matt Heiss talks about the blessings of record keeping.

After 50 years of volunteer efforts, Rangi and Vic Parker amassed a ‘priceless’ history of Aotearoa.

Historical records, archaeological discoveries and the natural geography of the region can greatly increase understanding of the first Christmas, wrote BYU professor Matthew J. Grey.

Historians Jennifer Reeder, Lisa Olsen Tait and Cherry Bushman Silver talk about the life and influence of Eliza R. Snow and Emmeline B. Wells.

“It’s a dream coming true,” Elder Godoy says of the Belém Brazil Temple and joining Elder Renlund for Sunday’s dedication.

The Belém Brazil and Quito Ecuador temples will be dedicated on Sunday, Nov. 20 — the first two-dedication day in more than 20 years.

Three researchers recently embarked on a research trip on the Joseph Smith Papers legal series. They found what they were looking for and more.

Just as a group of missionaries did nearly 100 years ago, more than 50 Latter-day Saint missionaries planted thousands of tree seeds on the Hill Cumorah in the final step of a reforestation project.

Latter-day Saints can now read from more than 1,200 of Eliza R. Snow’s discourses and 47 volumes of Emmeline B. Wells’ diaries online.

The 150-year-old landmark cemetery in downtown Salt Lake City includes monuments to early Latter-day Saint pioneers.