For 37 years, the staff of the Church News section of the Deseret News has chronicled the history of the Church since its earliest days of Restoration to its expansion throughout the world.
The 624-page 2011 Deseret News Church Almanac is the most complete compilation of facts and statistics that are arranged to tell the greatest story in the world.
Like other almanacs, it is thin on plot but very thick on details.
Biographical details of each General Authority and auxiliary leader since the Church began, with either a photo or sketch.
A recap of the major news events of the Church year.
Membership statistics of every state in the United States and every country where the Church is established.
Details and photos of each of the 134 operating temples, including excerpts from each dedicatory prayer.
Detailed maps of each area of the Church with corresponding membership statistics.
Major events chronicled in each year since the Church's organization.
Two major historical sections document the growth of the Church in each state in the United States, and in each country, making it possible for every member to know something about the beginning of the Church in his or her area.