What older newspapers reported about Mormons

Tom Kemp has searched extensively for mentions of Latter-day Saints in older newspaper archives.

And for the director of genealogy products for GenealogyBank, a newspaper digitization archive, the biggest surprise was the amount of positive information he found from the early days of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"Surprisingly, everything wasn't negative," Kemp said. "You get a lot of surprising stuff. You get a lot of sensationalized, but remarkably there's some terrific articles and good history. People would be surprised that the activities of Mormon missionaries anywhere in the country could be written up."

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