By Andy Cargal

Last year, in conjunction with the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s birth, the Church launched a new Web site— Its purpose is to provide accurate and authoritative information about Joseph Smith and give insight into the mission of his life.


So far, users from more than 90 countries have accessed the site, which receives an average of 38,000 visitors each month. And now more than 200 Web sites have links to

Review what the Web site has to offer in the following pages; then go online and take a look for yourself. You’ll find an array of photographs, video, artwork, quotations, and original documents, all of which relate to the Prophet Joseph, his life, and his mission.

The Web site contains five main categories of information. Each of these and their subgroups are highlighted in the following pages, such as the one to the right, to provide a general overview of the Web site’s content.

Resource Center
  • Basic Facts
  • Quotes
  • Witnesses
  • Questions
  • Readings
  • Documents
  • Photographs
  • Artwork
  • Maps
  • Virtual Reality
  • Daily Events
  • Glossary
  • Joseph Smith Links
Life of the Prophet


  • Foreordained of God
  • A Christian Heritage
  • Called of God
  • Joseph and Emma
  • Prophet, Seer, and Revelator
  • Trials and Persecutions
  • Teacher of God’s Truth
  • Missionary Labors
  • Leading with Love
  • Prisoner for Jesus Christ
  • Character of Joseph Smith
  • Temple Builder
  • Friend of Man
  • Martyr for God


Mission of the Prophet
  • A Marvelous Work and a Wonder
  • The First Vision
  • The Book of Mormon
  • The Church of Jesus Christ Restored
  • Building the Kingdom of God
  • The House of the Lord
  • The Prophet’s Legacy
Historic Sites


  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
Witnesses of the Prophet
  • First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
  • Latter-day Prophets
  • Reminiscences


“What a blessing this site is to a new member such as me. Thank you for feeding my spirit and my need to grow.”

“I am a less-active member, I’m sorry to say. But this Web site has given me new hope to return to my first love of the gospel. Thank you.”

“It is 4:00 a.m., and having a troubled heart, I could not sleep. I found this site for the first time and found peace. I needed a reminder of what the Prophet Joseph went through and that my trials are not so bad. Thank you for a beautiful Web site.”

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