The Sons & Daughters of the FIRST SETTLERS of Newbury
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)
2022 - 2023 Annual Dues
August 1, 2022 to July 31,2022
Click here for dues notice!
NEWS & EVENTS
Saturday, August 13, 2022
FUNDRAISER - ANNUAL YARD SALE
As in past years, we are planning to have a yard sale once again. This is a major source of support for the maintenance and ongoing restoration of our 1683 Jackman Willett house and has been very successful. A date has yet to be determined, but it will be posted once it is. This has become a fun event, and our thanks go to everyone who have so generously donated their time or items to the sale.
Sons & Daughters Cookbook
The Sons & Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury are pleased to present their cookbook, proceeds of which go to the Jackman-Willett House Septic Fund.
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.