German Script Course 2020 dates announced

German Script Course 2020 dates announced

Posted June 24, 2019 in General

The Moravian Archives  is happy to announce the dates for the annual German Script Course. Moravian Archives German Script Course 2020 will be held : June 1, 2020 – June 12, 2020.  The Moravian Archives has had the pleasure of teaching graduate students, professors, genealogists, curators, archivists, musicologists, and hobbyists from various backgrounds for the […]

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Katharine Gerbner Lecture video now available

Katharine Gerbner Lecture video now available

Posted June 5, 2019 in General

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem hosted  Katharine Gerbner, Phd for a lecture titled, Christian Slavery: Religion, Race, and Freedom in the Moravian Missions to the Caribbean. Video from this lecture is now available online through the Archives YouTube page, Moravian Archives Bethlehem!    

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5,212 drawings and prints now accessible online

5,212 drawings and prints now accessible online

Posted May 23, 2019 in Digital Access

The collection of Drawing and Prints has now been digitized. Hundreds of geographical maps, architectural drawings, artistic views, floor plans, elevations, cemetery maps, engineering plans, land surveys, nautical charts, artist’s sketchbooks, portraits, and students sketches are included in this collection. Digital images are available through our online finding aid. Currently, 5,212 images have been uploaded. A […]

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Moravian Roots Update | 4/8/2019

Moravian Roots Update | 4/8/2019

Posted April 8, 2019 in Moravian Roots

Over 20 volunteers have graciously contributed their time, expertise, and energy to the Moravian Roots genealogy database. As of April 8, 2019, the total amount of indexed records (baptisms, confirmations, marriages, receptions, removals, and funerals) amounts to 52,301! In total, 49 of 300+ church registers have been fully indexed. These entries, along with entries from […]

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Labrador Finding Aid was Updated

Labrador Finding Aid was Updated

Posted March 29, 2019 in General

The finding aid for the records from the Moravian Churches in Labrador has been updated. In preparation of a grant application, the terminology used throughout the 1960 finding aid has been updated and some obvious mistakes have been corrected. The finding aid can be downloaded here; the collection is also searchable through our online finding […]

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Moravian Roots Update | 3/5/2019

Moravian Roots Update | 3/5/2019

Posted March 5, 2019 in Moravian Roots

Over 20 volunteers have graciously contributed their time, expertise, and energy to the Moravian Roots genealogy database. As of March 5, 2019, the total amount of indexed records (baptisms, confirmations, marriages, receptions, removals, and funerals) amounts to 50,591! In total, 46 of 300+ church registers have been fully indexed. These entries, along with entries from […]

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Painting Collection Digitized

Painting Collection Digitized

Posted December 21, 2018 in Digital Access

Digital access to the paintings in the Painting Collection of the Moravian Archives is now available through the Online Finding Aid. Images of most of the 125 oil paintings in our collection have now been uploaded.

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New Mission Statement

New Mission Statement

Posted December 13, 2018 in General

The Board of Directors approved a new mission statement for the Moravian Archives during their meeting on December 10, 2018. This concludes a process of revisiting the previous mission statement that was considered insufficient during a Board retreat in November of 2017. The new mission statement gives a fuller understanding of the variety of activities […]

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Bethlehem Diary now fully digitized

Bethlehem Diary now fully digitized

Posted December 3, 2018 in Digital Access

56 volumes of the Bethlehem Diary have been digitized and are now accessible through our online finding aid. The volumes cover the years 1742-1940. Up to 1865, this communal diary of the Moravian congregation at Bethlehem was kept in German; in November 1865 the language changed to English. You will find the online finding aid […]

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Moravian Roots Update | 11/30/2018

Moravian Roots Update | 11/30/2018

Posted November 30, 2018 in Moravian Roots

Over 20 volunteers have graciously contributed their time, expertise, and energy to the Moravian Roots genealogy database. As of November 30, 2018, the total amount of indexed records (baptisms, confirmations, marriages, receptions, removals, and funerals) amounts to 46,102! In total, 45 of 300+ church registers have been fully indexed. These entries, along with entries from the 16 […]

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