New England's Hidden Histories

Congregational church records are an unparalleled source of information about the religious activities of the early colonists, and about many other aspects of early American life. The Congregational Library and Archives, in partnership with the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale is currently preserving these records and making them available to the public.
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News & Highlights

Just in time for Halloween, we have a collection of records from the infamous Salem Witchcraft Trials of the late 17th century.

Last fall we published the digitized versions of the bound records from the Congregational Church in Sturbridge, Mass.

We are excited to announce the the availability of two new collections in our New England's Hidden Histories program. Both are from towns close to us here in eastern Massachusetts.

 

We are pleased to announce the the availability of two new collections in our New England's Hidden Histories program.

 

Brockton, Mass. First Parish Congregational Church