The Joseph Smith Sr. Family Association serves as an umbrella organization for several individual family organizations. Efforts of the Association serve to coordinate resources and activities for the benefit of the entire family. The Board of Trustees oversees and directs these efforts. The Correlation Committee meets quarterly to report on progress, plan ongoing efforts, and discuss strategies for reaching out to the members of the family that we don’t currently have contact with. Many of the individual Smith Family organizations have committees and web sites that support their efforts to reach out to family members. These web sites are linked together and leverage a common genealogical database hosted by the Association.

The Association fosters communication in the family as well as provides for standards and teamwork, which create efficiency and synergies that are realized as we work towards our common goals.


M. Russell Ballard and Wallace Smith

Board of Trustees

M. Russell Ballard
Matthew Ballard
Craig Frogley
Dan Larsen
Lachlan Mackay
Frances Orton
Robert Smith
Wallace Smith

Karl Anderson – Executive Secretary
Spence Nilson – Treasurer