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Sons & Daughers of the First Settlers of Newbury

The Sons & Daughters of the FIRST SETTLERS of Newbury

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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



Saturday, August 14, 2021

Topic: The role of Newburyport in the Triangle Trade and Slavery


Saturday, September 18, 2021

We are finally getting back to normal and will be holding our annual yard sale.   All proceeds go to the maintenance and restoration costs of the 1683 Jackman Willett house. 


Will be open for tours on the following dates:

 ~ 14 August 2021, Saturday:  At the conclusion of Annual Meeting

~  25 September and 26 September 2021     TRAILS AND SAILS       9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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