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Fall History Happenings Newsletter

The fall edition of the History Happenings newsletter has recently been mailed to Friends of the Library. An online, PDF version can be found here. If you do not want to miss the next one, become a Friend or a Patron of the ... Read More

Mission Statement Updated

Due in part to the recent merger with the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, the mission statement of the Historical Library and Archives has needed renovation. The legacy mission statement, last updated in 1969, was sparse in detail, leaving much to interpretation. To that end, ... Read More

“A Genealogist’s Guide to Seventh Day Baptists”

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has published an article titled "A Genealogist's Guide to Seventh Day Baptists" by Shellee A. Morehead, PhD. You can read the article ... 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

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

Letter to the Baptists, 1843

In 1843, the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference sent a letter to the Baptist Convention, asking them to consider the biblical evidence for observance of the seventh day Sabbath. The Society's column in the 2013 Sabbath Recorder focused on the timing of the creation ... Read More

New SDB History volume noted on BWA history website

Review copies of the new version of Don A. Sanford’s A Choosing People, published in mid-2012, are starting to yield reviews in the larger world.  The first of these reviews can be found on the website of the Baptist World Alliance’s Heritage and Identity Commission.  The ... Read More

Join in ‘Telling the Story’ of Seventh Day Baptists

After more than 360 years, Seventh Day Baptists continue to tell the story of the work that God has done in and through them. Join the Society's work and help us tell this important ... Read More

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