Mormon Origins

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Mormon Origins is created to make available historical information and/or documents relating to the beginnings of Mormonism in America. The Mormon religion is based upon the story and religious teachings of Joseph Smith. Smith was the founding prophet and first president of the church.

This is a non-proselyting Web Site. The format of this site may be changed periodically.

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An Appraisal of Manchester as Location for the Organization of the Church

Additional papers on the Church of Christ being organized at Manchester, New York on April 6, 1830 is on Mormon PDF Web Site - H. Michael Marquardt


Book of Abraham Revisited

Books Owned by Joseph Smith

Egyptian Alphabet This is a pdf file.

Family of Joseph Smith, Sr.

Family of Joseph Smith, Jr.

Historical Documents

Palmyra, New York Highway Tax Record, 1817-1822 This is a pdf file.

Court Case before Justice of the Peace Joel K. Noble, Colesville, Broome County, New York This is a pdf file.

1823 Assessment Roll

1826 Bill of Justice Albert Neely

Affidavit of Willard Chase, circa December 11, 1833This is a pdf file.

Affidavit of Isaac Hale (1834)

Interview of Martin Harris (1859)

Joseph Smith, Jr.'s first recorded revelation (1828)

Canandian Copyright Revelation (1830)

Joseph Smith's 1832 Account of His First Vision

Smith Family Recollections

Independence Temple of Zion

Inventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record



Comments and Reviews

Journal entries of November-December 1832 by Joseph Smith

List - Early Documents Relating to Joseph Smith, Jr. (1825-1831)

Patriarchal Blessings

Joseph Smith, Jr.

Extracts from a few Patriarchal Blessings

Some Interesting Notes on Succession at Nauvoo in 1844

Visual Images of Joseph Smith

Writings of Joseph Smith

Additional information on Mormon Central Web Site - H. Michael Marquardt

Last modified May 1, 2024.