JE's Northampton Church records online

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reaganmarsh

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Greetings PB brethren,

I received a fascinating email from the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University today. They were linking to digitized records of Jonathan Edwards' Northampton Church.

Here's their description:

New England's Hidden Histories, a scholarly partner of the Jonathan Edwards Center, is proud to announce its online publication of the earliest church record book from Northampton, Massachusetts, which includes the records kept by Solomon Stoddard and Jonathan Edwards. The volume contains a fourteen-page covenant and statement of principles, the most elaborate we have ever seen to accompany the gathering of a local New England church. Also included are extensive membership and baptismal lists, which help document the origins of the Great Awakening, and Jonathan Edwards' records of church discipline. The records kept by Edwards' successor, John Hooker, cast much needed light on "life after Edwards" in Northampton. The images can be accessed at: http://www.congregationallibrary.org/nehh/series1/NorthamptonMAFirst5314 The Hidden Histories project is looking for volunteers to help transcribe this important document. Please contact our Director of Transcriptions, Helen Gelinas, at [email protected]. New England's Hidden Histories, a project of the Congregational Library and Archives in Boston, seeks to preserve, digitize and transcribe New England's earliest manuscript church records. Its Director, James Cooper, can be reached at [email protected].

This looks rather interesting...
 
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