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Society’s 6-Month Update Available!

As part of our Society’s yearly reporting to the General Conference, each year we submit and update on our work through the first six months of the year.  Customarily, we have printed this report for distribution, but this year we have elected to make it ... Read More

We Glorify Thy Name

Seventh Day Baptists have long been a musical people.  From our earliest origins in England, there have been hymn writers and psalm singers among us.  The result of this has been a long musical tradition. From the Stennett family in England to the evangelistic quartets ... Read More

Finding Your Copy of “A Choosing People”

Because we want to be sure everyone knows where to secure their copy of this important book. we wanted to put together a list of some of the places you can get ... Read More

Correcting Mistakes in “SDBs in Europe & America”

Factual errors in 1910's "Seventh Day Baptists in Europe and America" required correction. Longtime SDB researcher Oscar Burdick has made ... Read More

Historical Society Holds Annual Meeting; Votes to Pursue Merger

After several years of discussions, the SDB Historical Society has voted to merge with the General ... Read More

Historical Society’s Annual Meeting This Weekend!

It is once again time for the future of SDB historical work to be discussed!  As announced in the Sabbath Recorder, the Historical Society will be meeting this coming weekend, May 31-June 1 in Janesville. Saturday evening and Sunday morning, the Board of Directors will ... Read More

Historic Westerly Rhode Island SDB Church Locations

This map should help to clear up confusion about SDB church locations and dates in Western Rhode ... Read More

Change in Society’s Genealogy Policy, March 1, 2014

For many years, the Seventh Day Baptist Historical Society has served genealogists with information about their SDB ancestors as we have had the resources and time to do so.  Our dedication to this service came from the knowledge that our collection is the only one ... Read More

Kindle Version of “A Choosing People” Available Now!

  As the Historical Society prepared the new edition of Don Sanford’s seminal work, A Choosing People, the SDB General Conference made it clear they wanted access to the book in formats beyond the typical hardcover book.  Specifically, one of the requests made of us was ... Read More

Ephrata Cloister is on YouTube!

The Ephrata Cloister is the historic site originally built by the German Seventh Day Baptist community founded by Conrad Beissel in 1732.  German Seventh Day Baptists were (and are) doctrinally and theologically distinct from the larger General Conference of predominantly English speaking SDBs, but share ... Read More

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