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
The Annual Meeting of the Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury (SDFSN) was held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Hope Church on Hale Street in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts at 9:00 AM.
Enjoy a free tour at the JW house
September 28 & 29, 2019
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The nearby Lower Green Schoolhouse
will also be open for tours. You will
also see the First Settlers Monument on the Green. Other historical sites in the immediate area are the Landing stone, marking the spot where the first settlers came to shore and the First Settlers Burying Ground. Hope to see you!
This book tells the story of the history of the house, the Society and the genealogy of the families who lived there or owned or rented the house including Jackman, Willette, Samuel Gerrish, Joseph Stanwood, Plumer, Danforth and Hale.
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.