Digital Collections Spotlight #24: Moravian Church Registers

Digital Collections Spotlight #24: Moravian Church Registers

Posted September 27, 2021 in Digital Access

¹ As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. One of our main responsibilities at the Moravian Archives Bethlehem is caring for the records of congregations in the church’s Northern Province. A notable example […]

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Digital Collection Spotlight #23: Proposed Mill

Digital Collection Spotlight #23: Proposed Mill

Posted August 30, 2021 in General

As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. Often we think of archives as a resource for learning about history through letters, diaries, images, and other records of events that occurred in the past, […]

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Digital Collection Spotlight #22: Burnside Plantation

Digital Collection Spotlight #22: Burnside Plantation

Posted July 19, 2021 in Digital Access

As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. This map from 1758 shows the settlement of Bethlehem and the region around it, including one of the many historic locations in the region that can […]

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Digital Collection Spotlight #21: Map of Emmaus

Digital Collection Spotlight #21: Map of Emmaus

Posted June 28, 2021 in Digital Access

  As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. Since last year we at the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, have been working with the Lehigh Valley Historical Maps Consortium, a group formed to facilitate access to […]

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Digital Collection Spotlight #20: Moravian Memoirs

Digital Collection Spotlight #20: Moravian Memoirs

Posted May 27, 2021 in Digital Access

As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. An interesting aspect of the history of the Moravian Church is the tradition of the Lebensläufe, or memoirs. These accounts of the lives of church members […]

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Digital Collection Spotlight #19: Morgenstern auf finstre Nacht

Digital Collection Spotlight #19: Morgenstern auf finstre Nacht

Posted April 29, 2021 in Digital Access

As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. This piece of nineteenth-century sheet music is the song “Morgenstern auf finstre Nacht” or “Morning Star of the Dark Night” and is an interesting example of […]

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Digital Collection Spotlight #18: Easter

Digital Collection Spotlight #18: Easter

Posted March 25, 2021 in Digital Access, General

Digital Collections Spotlight: Digital Collections Spotlight #18: Easter By Jonathan Ennis, digital archivist As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. With the Easter holiday fast approaching it seems an apt time to highlight […]

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Moravian Roots Update (March 2021)

Moravian Roots Update (March 2021)

Posted March 9, 2021 in Moravian Roots

Over 20 volunteers have graciously contributed their time, expertise, and energy to the Moravian Roots genealogy database. As of January 21, 2020, the total amount of indexed records (baptisms, confirmations, marriages, receptions, removals, and funerals) amounts to 72,459! In total, 68 of ~300 church registers have been fully indexed (see first list below). These entries, […]

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Digital Collections Spotlight #17: Nazareth Hall

Digital Collections Spotlight #17: Nazareth Hall

Posted February 25, 2021 in Digital Access

Digital Collections Spotlight #17: Nazareth Hall By Jonathan Ennis, digital archivist As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. This interesting 19th-century lithograph is an advertisement for the Nazareth Hall School for Boys, started […]

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Christina Petterson Lecture Recording Now Available

Christina Petterson Lecture Recording Now Available

Posted January 29, 2021 in General

On January 19, 2021, the Moravian Archives Bethlehem was delighted to host Dr. Christina Petterson via ZOOM for a virtual lecture. Her lecture titled, Time in Transition and Change in Mission: 1760-1764 in the Moravian Unity, is now available on the Moravian Archives Youtube channel available here.  

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