"After the many testimonies which have been given of him (Jesus Christ), this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!"

The life & times of Joseph Smith, Jr., his wife Emma Hale Smith, & their children. Read the articles below.

Joseph Smith Sr. Family Gather for Reunion in Salt Lake Aug 2018

More than 500 Smith family descendants gathered in Salt Lake City to participate in the reunion, which included a service project to help refugees, who — like the Smith family and other early Church members — have been driven from their homes.

read more

Sugar Maple Leaf:

Lucy Mack Smith wrote of her years in Palmyra, "In the spring...

read more

March 1820 Weather:

According to Joseph Smith's account, there are five conditions...

read more

The First Vision

In the spring of 1820 God the Father & the Savior Jesus Christ appeared to the prophet Joseph Smith

The First Vision on Stained Glass

Two months ago Meridian Magazine published an article by Dr. John P. Pratt which stated that evidence from the Enoch calendar implied that by far the most likely date for the First Vision was Sunday, March 26, 1820.[4] When I (John C. Lefgren) learned of his proposed date, my interest in this problem was immediately rekindled. Two decades ago...

Full Story

First Descendant to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood

Joseph and Emma Smith had 10 children together, 9 that survive child birth. However, due to unique circumstances it took more than 100 years for a descendant of the prophet to receive the Melchizedek priesthood.

Then in 1973 Michael Kennedy was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We can write more here about your conversion and when you received the Melchizedek Priesthood.

Michael Kennedy's story