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Return of the First Church of Christ Bradford records

This past Thursday Barron Tenney, Deacon, and Danny Ovalle, Pastor of the First Church of Christ Bradford returned their ancient records to the safekeeping of the Congregational Library's archive. The Bradford Church records were among the first to be microfilmed in the original Church Records Preservation Project sponsored by the library. Once the project moved into digitizing church records, the Bradford records were also digitized.

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Both Pastor Ovalle and Mr. Tenney toured the library and archive and viewed a demonstration of the presentation software which will provide accessibility to the digitized church records including the ones of the Bradford Church. The tour of the archive provided a view into the secure, climate controlled area where the church records are kept.

The First Church of Bradford was established in 1682 and recently celebrated of the 200th anniversary of Ann Hasseltine Judson and Adoniram Judson sailing to the far east as American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) missionaries.

We welcome visitors to the library and with advance notice are happy to arrange tours for groups.


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