Monthly Genealogy Club last Monday of the month
At the meetings we talk about different resources that are available, help people that are hitting a road block, have speakers, either in person or via Skype, and have a fun time.
July 30 at 5:30
Hidden History: Puritans and Quakers in 17th Century New England
with Olga Morrill
Plymouth Rock and the Puritan landing in 1620 figure prominently in Massachusetts history, but the century and a half between that event and the American Revolution of 1775 is largely a mystery. Few people are aware of the shocking events that occurred in 17th Century New England.
What was colonial life like for the first generation of American-born settlers? How did the Puritans govern? Why did they react so violently to the Religious Society of Friends? Who were the original proponents of religious toleration and equality on American soil?
Olga Morrill is a retired librarian who has spent the past 4 ½ years researching the history of the Quakers in 17th century northern New England. She will discuss actual occurrences involving real people in Puritan New England. The Quakers did face brutality, but they had some supporters, including people who stepped in to protect them here in Old Newbury and Salisbury.
Morrill will tell the stories of some of these incidents and people from the area, as well as discussing her book Vagabond Quakers: Northern Colonies.