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)
2019 - 2020 Annual Dues
Click here for annual dues notice
NEWS & EVENTS
Saturday, August 14, 2021
President John Pramberg welcomed everyone to the meeting, in person and via Vimeo. Since there was not a quorum present, Mr. Pramberg declared that this meeting was a Special Meeting, per the Bylaws of the Society. (Complete versions of Reports and Proposed Budget are available in the Summer 2021 Descend -o-Gram, Vol xxxviii No 4.)
Annual Yard Sale
We are pleased to announce that our yard sale was a big success, and we would like to thank everyone who donated items or their time.
Sons & Daughters Cookbook is Available!
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.