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How the Community of Christ and LDS Church draw upon shared heritage, work together as ‘friends’ By Sydney Jorgensen  @sydjorg BYU assistant professor Casey Griffiths laughed as he recalled walking away from talking with former Community of Christ apostle Andrew Bolton at an interfaith dialogue in Nauvoo last September, wondering if they were still friends. “That was

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Picturing history: Burial site of William Smith, brother of the Prophet By Kenneth Mays Lucy Mack Smith bore 11 children, eight sons and three daughters. Two sons died in infancy, six of her sons lived to adulthood, but only one, William, lived to old age. William was born at Royalton, Vermont,

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America’s Sacred Ground: Kirtland  

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Kirtland Docudrama: ‘America’s Sacred Ground: Kirtland,’ set to premiere Sept. 24

By Chad Felton, The News-Herald An hour long docudrama is set to debut about the area where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was headquartered from 1831 to 1838, after being formally organized in western New York. The film, “America’s Sacred

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10 Interesting Facts About Emma Smith

10 Interesting Facts About Emma Smith by Aleah Ingram Emma Smith is one of the most fascinating characters of the Restoration. She is remembered for her unrelenting strength and ability to overcome hardships. On the anniversary of her birth, which took

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Road to Carthage Marathon

I am helping to publicize and promote a marathon run that honors the memory of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. It is being held on May 27th this year, which is Memorial day weekend. The run starts in Nauvoo, and ends in Carthage.

Would you be able to help us get the word out about this marathon through your website or an email to Smith family members?

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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845 Source Note Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845; handwriting of Martha Jane Knowlton Coray and Howard Coray; 240 pages, with miscellaneous inserted pages; CHL. Note: Lucy Mack Smith, the mother of Joseph Smith, dictated this rough draft version of her history to

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The Serialization of Lucy Mack Smith’s History of Her Son

The Serialization of Lucy Mack Smith’s History of Her Son By Scot and Maurine Proctor The following is a chronological listing of each of the published chapters of The Revised and Enhanced History of Joseph Smith by His Mother.  Please click

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Elder M. Russell Ballard lays wreath in Nauvoo cemetery By GerryAvant NAUVOO, ILL. Two apostles Elder M. Russell Ballard of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Elder Lachlan Mackay of the Community of Christ (both descendants of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith)

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Samuel Smith: Missionary to Prophets

15 June 2016

Samuel H. Smith, though not as well known as his older brothers Joseph and Hyrum Smith, played an influential role in the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1829 he moved to Harmony, Pennsylvania, to work Josephs farm while Joseph translated the Book of Mormon,1 and he even briefly served as Josephs scribe. He was the third person baptized after the Aaronic Priesthood was restored,2 and he was chosen as one of the Eight Witnesses to see and handle the plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated. When the Church was organized, Samuel was one of the six original members.3 It seems fitting, then, that Samuel was called as the first missionary of the newly organized Church.

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