General Church HistoryNew York and New England Era

New York and New England Era

General Church History Research Guide

Online Resources:

Church History in the Fulness of Times Student Manual

This collegiate religious manual covers the history of the Church from the time of Joseph Smith to the modern church. Chapters 1–9 discuss topics from events leading up to Church organization to the gathering of the Church in a central location. Each chapter contains photographs, maps, charts and figures. The manual is available on LDS.org.

Textual Resources (Available at the Library):

Old Mormon Palmyra and New England: Historic Photographs and Guide

The Old Mormon series comprises several books on pre-Utah periods of Church history. These books provide a discussion about general Church history during specific periods as well as a series of related historical photographs (M277.4 H762o 1991 no. 2).

Record of the Joseph Smith and Isaac Hale Farms

This is a collection of deeds, wills, maps, and photographs related to the Joseph Smith and Isaac Hale homesteads in Harmony, Pennsylvania. Additional documents (postcards and news clippings) demonstrate local perceptions of Joseph Smith and the Church (MS 691 FD.1).

Susquehanna County Historical Society Collection 

This is a collection of newspaper clippings about Joseph Smith and the Church in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas (MS 10379).