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

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Michelle Marchetti Coughlin

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 4 p.m., the Library will welcome historian and author Michelle Marchetti Coughlin for her lecture, "Plymouth Colony First Lady Penelope Winslow: Reconstructing a Life through Material Culture". Penelope Pelham Winslow, a member of the English gentry who was married to Plymouth Colony governor Josiah Winslow, was one of the most powerful women in Plymouth Colony, but she, like most of her female contemporaries, has largely been forgotten. Though she left few...

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.