Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Exciting Times Ahead for Philadelphia Area Mormon History

With a temple under construction in Philadelphia, interest in the history of the Church in the region is at an all-time high.

The Philadelphia region includes parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The history of the Church in the region reaches back to the 1830s. Joseph Smith preached to thousands of people in Philadelphia in 1839–1840 and and also visited the Jersey Shore.

This project is a personal labor of love and is not connected with or sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It will not be an intense effort; I cannot dedicate a huge amount of time to this project, so I will shoot for a few articles a month, including new research, personal and community histories, background history for the Philadelphia region, and links to historical or genealogical resources.

As each article is added it will be labeled with the location so readers can look up the history of a particular area.

This exploration of the history of the Church in the Philadelphia area would benefit greatly from submissions including pictures, personal and community histories, etc., so please send any queries or proposed submissions to amyancestorfiles at gmail dot com.

In the meantime, here are a couple of links.

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