Início da história da família Smith
: It is claimed that there are "no contemporary pro-Mormon statements from reliable and informed sources who knew the Smith family and Joseph intimately."
: It is claimed that Joseph Smith and his family were lazy, shiftless, and sought to make a living without labor.
: Critics wish to portray "money digging" as Joseph Smith, Jr's primary source of income during his early years. Joseph is even claimed to have run a successful "magic business."
: It is claimed that Joseph Smith's education was more substantial than is claimed by the Church because he was "home schooled."