The Kirtland Temple has been in the possession of the RLDS Church since 1880. The current president of the Temple is not a direct descendant of Joseph Smith, Jr.
The definition of “Mormon” is unknown, Joseph Smith declared it did not come from Greek. The languages of the Book of Mormon people were Egyptian and Hebrew.
The phrase “Faith in Every Footstep” comes from a 1997 Mormon video commemorating the Mormon Pioneer trek to the Salt Lake Valley
The exact date when Mormon Prophet returned the golden plates to the Angel Moroni is not known. People can only guess.
O. B. Huntington lived around Mormon saints in the early days of the Mormon Church. Anti-Mormons have used extracts from his diary to form biased propaganda.
Mark Hoffman forged a letter about Mormon history claiming a white salamander transformed into the spirit guarding the golden plates.
Only with the Nauvoo Temple did Mormons start to do temple ceremonies as they are today, the Kirtland Temple was preparatory.
Before the Mormon Conference Center was built, Mormon prophet Brigham Young prophesied that the Mormons would erect buildings with groves and fishponds on top, and that is now a reality.
When the Mormons left Nauvoo, they were forced to leave all of the property and artifacts of the Mormon Nauvoo Temple. The Mormon Temple was then looted and burned by mobs.
Mormons were generally from Northern states or England, consequently the members of the Mormon Church were generally opposed to slavery.