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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Upcoming Events

Monday, February 25, 2019
Richard Kigel

What can we learn about the passions, personality and humanity of the Boston poet who rightfully should be considered among our nation’s Founding Mothers? On Monday, February 24, 2019, author Richard Kigel will speak on his book, Heav’nly Tidings from the Afric Muse: The Grace and Genius of Phillis Wheatley (Paragon House, 2017). This book tells the story of a unique young woman who survived the horrific Middle Passage as a child and arrived in America as a lowly slave. By the time...

News & Highlights

We are excited to announce the arrival of newly digitized documents in our New England's Hidden Histories program, brought to you in partnership with the historic

These new collections in our New England's Hidden Histories program are provided in partnership with the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

The latest additions to our New England's Hidden Histories program come from our project partners, the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

These new additions to our New England Hidden Histories program are provided in partnership with the New England Historic Genealogical Society.