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

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Professor Richard Boles

Interracial But Not Integrated: African Americans, Indians, and New England's Colonial Churches

Please join us Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30pm for a special History Matters co-presented by the Congregational Library & Archives and Old South Meeting House-"Interracial But Not Integrated: African Americans, Indians, and New England's Colonial Churches". By attendance at services, being baptized, and taking the Lord's Supper,...

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.