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Sent on Mormon-News: 19Apr01

By Kent Larsen

New Mormon Internet Sites

Please note: Comments reflect status of these websites on the date of publication: April 19, 2001. The sites below may have changed since then.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Mormon News starts today a new feature: a list of new or significantly changed Internet websites and other resources listed on the major Mormon directories or elsewhere. Hopefully, this will give our readers a better idea of the resources available for Mormons on the Internet and the rate at which it is changing.

We will also try to do a lot more with this feature, adding periodic reviews of websites in a particular category, news about Mormon domain names reserved and available, and other information about the Mormon presence on the Internet. As always, readers are encouraged to participate -- send us information about what sites you like, what should be available but isn't, and anything else that may interest the Mormon audience on the Internet.

Newly Listed Mormon Websites:

A new banner exchange for LDS websites. is slicker than the widely-used LDS Banner Exchange, but it doesn't have as many features. Its not possible to tell how many websites currently use the service or how much traffic it currently has. Its also not clear if it will sell advertising banner exposures, or just allow for exchanging banners.

General Authorities of the LDS Church

An exhaustive list of the LDS Church's General Authorities, including pictures and biographical information on each. An excellent site, if a little rough around the edges.

Missionary Memories

Store selling Flags, Baseball Caps, Clocks, T-Shirts and Sweat Shirts, Wind Socks, Decals, Embroidered Patches, Lapel Pins, Mugs, Writing Pens, Key Rings, and Note Pads with the flags of a US State or Country, meant as mementos of LDS missionary service. Uses simple but functional shopping cart system and simple but functional design and graphics.

Heart and Soul

Uses's discussion boards to host a collection of inspiring stories, poems and quotes which generally credit the source, but don't indicate if copyright permission was obtained. The site is hampered by background images that make reading the navigation text impossible.

LDS Birth

A directory of childbirth and newborn parenting resources for LDS Church members, including midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, massage therapists, birth artists, etc. Easy to navigate and read, but site layout and size of buttons makes site feel clunky. Appears to have solid, useful information, but is also hampered by's system.

Mormon Forum

Directory of sites and information representing both pro and anti-LDS viewpoints. Multiple well-intentioned warning pages keep everyone from easily reaching the actual links and ensure that the reader is responsible for seeing pages that acknowledge the existence of anti-Mormon material. Simple, spare but crudely-constructed graphics don't enhance this site that seems to have been translated from German.

LDS Missionary Alumni Web Site - Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, former Yugoslavia

Generally well constructed site for missionaries that served in the Balkans. Navigation through the website is rough, and former missionaries that list information on the site have no way to have their information protected.

Roger K. Young Website

Website for Montana-based LDS author of conservative preparedness books. Simple layout and clear but basic navigation and only slightly-distracting background graphics make the site easy to read and navigate.

Anne Bradshaw

Cleanly-designed author website for novelist Bradshaw. Includes excerpts from her book and information about the author. However, awards link is for awards the website has won, not the book.


Web page for home-based embroidery business. Sells baby blankets, custom towels and custom pillow shams embroidered with LDS themes. Simple, basic site that uses a print-and-mail order form instead of a shopping cart.


Well constructed and designed site that sells art prints aimed at the general Christian market. Site is hampered by relatively few products -- less than 20 different prints.


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