Research NotesAs we conduct our research, we are regularly making new discoveries about the places of LDS history. We are publishing our major findings through traditional outlets, but for many of our more specific discoveries, we want to document the reasoning behind the data you see in MormonPlaces. Many of these are draft papers about working theories, not polished results; feedback and corrections are more than welcome.
- 2018-01: Locating the Winter Quarters Wards. Most maps of the layout of the 22 wards in Winter Quarters are probably incorrect. Here's why, and some possible improvements, including the short-lived 13 wards .
- upcoming: Macedonia was not Macedonia. For decades, we have assumed that the town of Macedonia in Pottawattamie County, Iowa was the location of the Macedonia LDS branch (1848-1852), despite its contradictions with local histories. They're right and we're wrong.