Found your work fascinating. Great research.

Sandra Tanner, Pioneering Mormon historian, author of 40 books, including best-seller Mormonism: Shadow or Reality?


Kathleen Melonakos has compiled a convincing compendium of material supporting the existence early Mormon origins in secret oath-bound counterfeiting networks in American history. … The result is an unforgettable and scholarly work which I highly recommend to any truth seeker.

Kay Burningham, Civil trial attorney and author of An American Fraud: One Lawyer’s Case Against Mormonism


I have hardly been able to put this book down. Kathleen does a magnificent job of tying so many things together – I am delighted with it! Many of the areas I’ve lately been exploring and studying, she fills in with much more background (and with a good deal more clarity than any other writer I have yet encountered). I can only say that I am very, very, much impressed! This is a major work, and deserves to be considered carefully…This work should become a major reference.

Charles M. Larson, historian and author or thirty year best seller, By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyri


Kathleen has explored in depth one of the most explosive topics for a historian. She has changed my thinking about early Mormon origins. Sure, it arose in the burnt-over district of upstate New York, but the religion appears to have been a cover.

Will Bagley, historian and award-winning author of Brigham Young and the Mountain Meadows Massacre


Truth is stranger than fiction. Historical records speak for themselves. This disclosure is a stark reminder that we should all dare to seek, question, and be responsible for our decisions. Kathleen is courageous, daring, and to be admired for her honesty. Interestingly enough, one of my family members has some of this same information. We are related to Heber C. Kimball as well.

Rebecca Kimbel, TV show host


Kathleen is a descendant of one the major Mormon pioneers who was the right hand man to Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. Kathleen has done incredible historical work and discovered evidence that Smith engaged in counterfeiting through most of his adult life and while he was Mormon leader. Her work has won praise from leading historians of Mormonism.

Dr. James Beverly, Professor of Religion, Tyndale Seminary and author of Illustrated Guide to Religions and many other works on religion and faith