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What’s in the Relief Society General Board Minutes?

The Church History Department and Relief Society General Presidency recently published Relief Society general board minutes covering the years 1842–2007. The minutes include notes from the first meeting of the Nauvoo Relief Society, preparations for World War II, and the impact of global events. Anne Berryhill explains that the Relief Society minutes also contain accounts of prominent Latter-day Saints such as Emma Smith, Eliza Snow, and Zina D. H. Young.

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Behind the Scenes of the Latter-day Saint Church History Library in Salt Lake City

Historian Keith Erekson takes readers behind the scenes of the Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. He’s also spoken about how to dispel “Latter-day Myths.”

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10 Questions with Joseph Geisner

Joseph Geisner is the author of Writing Mormon History: Historians and Their Books (Signature Books, 2020).

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How Many Accounts of the First Vision Are There?

Historian Steven C. Harper is one of today’s foremost experts on Joseph Smith and the First Vision. He was the Managing Editor for Saints, Volume 1, a new narrative history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that recounts the the years 1815 to 1846, roughly from the time of Joseph’s First Vision to shortly after his martyrdom in Carthage, Illinois.