“We are going to do something extraordinary,” Emma Smith said at the first meeting of the Relief Society, more than 175 years ago. The heritage of strong, faithful women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spans many generations, from early Relief Society sisters to our very own relatives.
Inspiring women around the world today strengthen testimonies, teach the gospel, build communities, nurture future generations of faithful men and women, and do so much more! We asked four women to share how an ancestor has influenced their lives. Read their inspirational stories below.
Discover Inspiring Women in Your Family Tree
Are you curious about the women of faith who helped build your heritage? Learn about your relatives who influenced the Relief Society, went on early Church missions, were pioneers, or helped build the Church.
Share Memories of an Extraordinary Woman in Your Life
Do you know an inspiring woman whose story you love? Use the FamilySearch Memories app (or desktop version) to quickly share your favorite photos and stories of an extraordinary woman who has influenced your life.