By Kent Larsen
Internet: Mormon Pacific History, Music and Spoken Word
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Newly listed websites this week include the
official sites for the Mormon Pacific Historical Society and for
Music and the Spoken Word, the weekly broadcast by the Mormon
Tabernacle Choir. In addition to these websites, several personal web
pages, email lists and a personal history provider are new this week.
The Music and the Spoke Word website is well-designed and easy to
use, but for an organization like Bonneville, curiously lacking in
information. The site has little historical information on the Choir
or its history and no links to where that information can be found.
It also makes the major error of automatically playing a choir
recording, and not bothering to even give the user controls to turn
it off or adjust the volume.
Newly Listed Mormon Websites:
Gary's LDS Page
Gary Hamon's LDS resources include startup screens, LDS cursors and
icons, a list of Palm resources and links to many LDS websites.
Mormon Pacific Historical Society
Home page for history group studying the expansion of Mormonism in
the Pacific. Includes information about their upcoming conference,
selected proceedings from past converences, information on books
published about Mormon history in the Pacific, and links to related
Music and the Spoken Word
Bonneville Communications website for the weekly Mormon Tabernacle
Choir broadcast. Includes background information about the Choir,
where to hear the weekly broadcasts, the text of recent broadcasts,
information for broadcasters and links to listen to the choir and to
live broadcasts. Unfortunately, other pages about the choir have more
background information, and this page automatically starts playing a
recording of the choir, but doesn't give the user any way to stop the
music. Page also doesn't seem to work in all browsers.
The Ogden Family Web, Link Page
Personal web page for the Ogden family including genealogy, family
photos, the elder's quorum newsletter, etc. Includes music that
automatically starts playing (and can't be turned off because the
music controls are invisible).
Bill &Vivian Rogers: Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar Mission
Personal website with letters from senior missionary couple serving
in Mongolia, along with information about Mongolia and the LDS Church.
Ukranian-language e-mail discussion list about the LDS Church.
Suite 101: Mormon (LDS) Literature
Site about Mormon Literature using about.com-like Suite101.com.
Includes links to Mormon sites on the Internet, articles about Mormon
subjects and discussion boards. While not as heavily promoted as
about.com, suite101.com is nicer, not as heavily coded and its
subjects are better organized.
Voices from the Dust
Personal history service provider that helps consumers record and
transcribe their personal histories. Includes information about their
products and prices, contact information and frequently asked
questions. Supports on-line ordering.