Frequently Asked Questions
What do parenthesis around a Section number mean?
Parenthesis around a Section number means that there are several possible locations where this revelation was received, and the place identified is one of them.
What do parenthesis around a place name mean?
Parenthesis around a place name indicates the current name of a location. Some location names have changed over the years.
What do the dates at the top of a page mean?
Dates at the top of a page identify the time frame of revelations received at a location. For example, "September 1823 and Spring 1830" means that the first revelation was received at a location in September 1823, and the last was received in Spring 1830.
Salt Lake Temple
Were quotations given at the locations indicated?
Quotations found on locations pages are generally on the same subject as the scripture selections, but were not necessarily taught at that location. They are included to assist in gospel study. However, some of the quotations included were specific to a revelation site. These will be apparent based on the subject of the quotation.
What is the best way to print the information on this website?
Click on the PDF button at the top of the page. This will take you to a page enabling you to download PDF documents containing all the information and photographs on this website. You can download individual locations, or you can download them all. To view and print PDF files, you will need Acrobat Reader software, which can be downloaded free by clicking on the link at the top of the downloads page.
How can I see larger versions of the photographs on this website?
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Kirtland Temple
What limitations are there on use of these materials?
By accessing the photographs, text, and documents on this website, you agree to be bound to the following restrictions: A) you may use photographs and documents for non-commercial, incidental purposes only. This includes lessons, firesides, and gospel study; B) you may NOT use these materials for any commercial purpose without written permission from the copyright holder. The copyright holder retains all legal rights to these materials.
Were the Doctrine and Covenants revelations received exactly where they are identified on this website?
Most Doctrine and Covenants revelations were received at or very near the locations identified. However, there are some cases where the exact location is unknown because; a) historical records suggest a general area only, b) they may contain differing recollections as to location, or c) the record may be silent on the subject. In these cases, I evaluated a variety of historical resources and experts on LDS Church history, and identified the locations having the highest probability based on current information. It is possible that future research will further improve the accuracy of this information.
How reliable is the information on this website?
In light of the limitations described above, recognizing my own limitations as a historian/writer/editor/publisher, and also stating clearly that the LDS Church does not officially endorse this project, I have been pleased to learn that members of the LDS Church Historical Department have found Doctrine and Covenants Revelations Sites to be a reasonably accurate and useful resource. This led to an invitation for me to participate in developing the Historic Sites portion of the Church's new Joseph Smith website.
This is the second edition of Doctrine and Covenants Revelation Sites, which benefits from research and writing I did for the Joseph Smith website. Therefore, I have improved and enhanced the content of this project by correcting minor errors from the previous edition, and providing details not included before. Any errors that remain are my sole responsibility, and I welcome constructive input to aid in further improvement.
Where can I get authoritative online information about LDS Church history?
The Joseph Smith website
Our Heritage - A Brief History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church History in the Fulness of Times
BYU Studies Article Library
BYU Church Historical Sites information and links
Places to Visit
Presidents of the Church
Who is Steve Mortensen?
I am a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a descendant of Willie and Martin Handcart Company pioneers. Born and raised in Southern California, I served a mission to Argentina in the early 1980s. My wife and I married several years later, and we now have 4 wonderful children. Our family lived in upstate New York for four years. After attending the Palmyra Temple dedication, I was an ordinance worker there for a year. I became enamored with Church history while living in the Cradle of the Restoration, and often visited Church history sites. My interest has never waned. You can learn more about my professional background by clicking here. In the Church, I've served in many callings, and find my greatest enjoyment in teaching the gospel. My family and I currently reside in Southern California.
Project Data
The seed: October 1995 General Conference talk by Elder Ballard
Started visiting sites for project: 20 March 2001
First project site visited: Harmony, Pennsylvania
Finished visiting project sites: 1 August 2001
Last project site visited: Ramus, Illinois
Travel to and from sites: By Automobile
Total miles driven: 7,600
Cars destroyed on project: One Honda Accord suffered death by blown head gasket near Kirtland.
Copyright 2005 Steve Mortensen. All rights reserved.