Annotated History of the Church

We present here the beginning of a new annotated history of Joseph Smith, with notes giving or referring to modern research into the events narrated by Joseph Smith and his clerks. The text itself is that of the familiar c1902 History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, edited by B. H. Roberts from the manuscript history produced by Willard Richards, George A. Smith and their assistants and finished in 1858. B. H. Roberts' original notes are preserved in this new version, but corrections and many additions are given.

The completed portion of the new annotated history extends from 1805 to 1833. We will add new chapters as they become available. Volume one of the history contains the bulk of the revelations of Joseph Smith currently found in the Doctrine and Covenants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Those interested in these revelations and their textual history should consult the chapters in this new history corresponding to the dates of those revelations where they appear in full with corresponding notes.

Readers may also consult another BOAP publication, The Parallel Joseph which contains the original sources for a number of documents appearing in the History.

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The original text of the history is also available here as scanned texts of basically the c1902 (with some additions in vol. 6) "History of the Church"

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