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Evangelical Congregational Church, 1717-2004 (LH.082)

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Parkman and early Westborough church records (including Church Records, Vol. 1) and records and documents relating to the history of the Evangelical Congregational Church.

Official collection name: Historical Records of the Evangelical Congregational Church, 1717-2004

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.082

Creator: Evangelical Congregational Church

Date:  1717-2004

Extent:  4.5 linear feet (6 boxes plus oversize box)

Subject: First Congregational Church–Westborough (Mass.); Evangelical Congregational Church (Westborough, Mass.)

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LH082 – Evangelical Congregational Church – 2021-02-08

Evangelical Congregational Church, 1784-1914 (OD.009)

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The records in this collection document the administrative, financial, and regular activities of the Evangelical Congregational Church, which was formed after the first Congregational Church split into two separate churches in 1834. Genealogists will especially be interested in the financial records (Series 2), which include property assessments of church members, and membership records (Series 5), which provide valuable information about the movement of church members into and out of Westborough. Note: Needs to be reprocessed. See also 2016.01 First Congregational Church Records.

Official collection name: Historical Records of the Evangelical Congregational Church, Westborough, MA, 1784-1914

Location: Shelving and Oversize

Local identifier: OD.009

Creator: Evangelical Congregational Church, Westborough, MA

Date: 1784-1914

Extent: 5.5 linear feet (7 boxes + one oversize box)

Subject: Evangelical Congregational Church (Westborough, Mass.)

Finding aid: OD009 – Evangelical Congregational Church – 2020-11-23

Parkman Family Papers

Microfilm, atlas. Copies of the papers of Ebenezer Parkman and his family, plus an atlas that appears to have been used, and possibly created, by Ebenzer Parkman while he was at Harvard University.

Official collection name: Parkman Family Papers, 1707-1800

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.017

Creator: Ebenezer Parkman and Family

Date: 1707-1800

Extent: 2 linear feet (7 microfilm rolls + atlas)

Subject: Parkman, Ebenezer, 1703-1782; Parkman family

Town Administrative Documents

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Most of the records in this collection fall between the late eighteenth century and the early nineteenth century. They document the administrative activities of the Town of Westborough, including town meetings, selectman activities, indenture servant contracts, church records, military records, and the layout of the town boundary, roads, and bridges. Genealogists will find valuable information in the Vital Records, Indentures, Military, and Church Records series.

Official collection name: Historical Records of the Town of Westborough: Administrative Documents

Location: Shelving and Oversize

Local identifier: OD.001

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date: 1724-1929

Extent: 3 linear feet (1 banker box + one oversize box)

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Politics and government

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Finding aid: Westborough Administrative Docs 18-01-10

Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society Records

Three scrapbooks, financial account books, correspondence, annual reports. Current holdings are the first installment of historical records that the Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough will deposit in the Westborough Public Library.

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 Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough Records

Location: Overflow (4 boxes) and under map case (2 boxes)

Local identifier: LH.063

Creator: Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough

Date: 1825 – present

Extent: 3.5 linear feet (6 boxes)

Subject: Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough (Mass.)

Westborough Baptist Church Records

Records and documents relation to the Westborough Baptist Church, including newsletters and baptismal records.

Official collection name: Westborough Baptist Church Records

Location: Under map case.

Local identifier: LH.065

Creator: First Baptist Church of Westborough

Date: Undetermined (mostly ca. 19th century)

Extent: One unprocessed box.

Subject: First Baptist Church of Westborough (Mass.)

Westborough Religious Institutions Websites Collection

Websites for religious institutions in Westborough.

Official collection name: Westborough Religious Institutions Websites Collection

Local identifier: LH.076

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2018 – present

Subject: Society & Culture; Religious institutions–Westborough (Mass.)

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