The Sons & Daughters of the FIRST SETTLERS of Newbury

Welcome You


Founded in 1927 by Anne Colman Moody, The Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury is a genealogical society intent on the preservation of the history of Old Newbury and the pioneer families that created our Yankee community.


The Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury is a lineal society.  To be eligible to join the organization, you must establish that you are a direct descendant from a First Settler of Newbury prior to 1700. 


The list of First Settlers can be found here.


As a volunteer organization, we are always looking for members who wish to share  their energy, ideas, and research through:


* Articles for The Descend-O-Gram

* Our committee structure (participating directly, or through correspondence)

* Adding historic texts and articles to our library collection

* Suggesting speakers for the Annual Meeting (held on a Saturday in mid-August each year)

​2019 - 2020 Annual Dues

Click here for annual dues notice


Annual Meeting 2020

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Hope Church, Newburyport, MA.

Registration at 8:30 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE:   Due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic, it is unsure if we will be able to hold the meeting this year.  There is so much to consider, and, of course, the safety of our members is our utmost concern. We will be discussing the matter at our next Board of Directors meeting, and we will keep you posted. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks, and be safe!

Open House



The date of the next open house will be announced as soon as it is available. 

"Small Potatoes and Trusty Relics"

This is a new page dedicated exclusively to articles and trivia of historical and genealogical interest".  


Newsletters via E-Mail

To save a tree or two (and the cost of postage) how about receiving your Descend-O-Gram electronically?  It looks just as good, you can still print it (or parts of it) and you'll help the environment!  Click here to sign up. Available to members only.

Guide to Finding the Best DNA Ancestry Test

A helpful guide that maps out the pros and cons of various ancestry DNA services as well as the specific types of information you can get from each of them. Click Here.

The Sons & Daughters Of the First Settlers of Newbury

PO BOX 444

Newburyport, MA  01950-0544

  • Facebook Social Icon

Web Design By Mead Web Design

© 2020 by The Sons & Daughters Of the First Settlers of Newbury