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

The latest additions to our New England's Hidden Histories program are three collections of association records representing a diverse set of Massachusetts churches.

Today, the records of two historic churches join the New England's Hidden Histories program and continue to expand the program’s offerings of valuable church records from areas south of Boston.

This newest batch of digitized material from our New England's Hidden Histories program is once again provided in partnership with the

Our New England's Hidden Histories program continues to grow, with the latest collections provided in partnership with the Phillips