Mission Statement

The Joseph Smith Sr. Family Organization is composed of representatives for each branch of Father Smith's family acting in behalf of their independent family organizations. Our chief objective is to strengthen the overall family with a particular emphasis on teaching our heritage of family and faith to the upcoming generation. The Father Smith Family Organization fully sustains and contributes to the objectives of the Joseph Smith Sr. / Lucy Mack Smith Foundation and the Joseph Smith Sr. / Lucy Mack Smith Family Reunion Organization. In pursuit of these goals we are organized to accomplish the following:

  1. Research, coordinate and make available Smith genealogical data, and maintain family mailing lists, encouraging connections with the values and teachings of those who have gone before.
  2. Research, create, and preserve family histories; identify, catalogue, and preserve family artifacts.
  3. Publish family newsletters, surveys, histories and other family memorabilia.
  4. Sustain, assist, and promote unity and love through the Joseph Smith Sr. / Lucy Mack Smith reunions; assist smaller family groups to organize and meet; participate in other family projects.
  5. Support family organization and cemetery funding, including yearly family dues.
  6. Reach and encourage the youth of the family to learn and value their family heritage through firesides, service projects, activities, electronic media, publications, books, and mementos honoring their forebears.
  7. Maintain media and public outreach on our history, activities, objectives and contributions.

The Joseph Smith Sr. / Lucy Mack Smith Reunion Committee is organized to bring the family together in regular reunions to establish and maintain family ties and association.

The Joseph Smith Sr. / Lucy Mack Smith Foundation is organized as a non-profit corporation to restore, improve, maintain, and provide perpetual care for the Smith Family grave sites adjacent to the Nauvoo Smith Homestead in Nauvoo, to encourage research and publication of grave site information, and to assist with other Smith Family historical sites.

Joseph Smith Jr. Historical SocietyThis site is sponsored by the Joseph Smith Jr and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society which supports the Joseph Smith Sr. Family Organization and its mission.

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