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Sons & Daughers of the First Settlers of Newbury

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


It is with regret that we must announce the cancellation of our “in person” Annual Meeting at the Hope Church.   Because of the Covid-19 virus, for the safety of our members and guests, it will instead be held on ZOOM.  


Because of the Covid-19 virus, and our concerns for everyone’s health, we have decided to postpone our Annual Yard Sale until next Spring.   On the bright side, you now have the winter months to clean out all your unwanted (in good condition & clean, please) items to donate to the sale!


 The future date will be posted once it is decided.   Thank you for your understanding.

Open House



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


Sons & Daughters
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.

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