Early Church Records
Records of the First Parish Church of Acton
(From microfilm copies at the Acton Memorial Library).
- Records of Rev. John Swift (1738-1775) and Rev. Moses Adams (1777-1819) (Internet Archive)
- Records of Rev. Marshall Shedd (1820-1831) (6.5 MB PDF)
- First Parish Church Records, 1825-1860 (13 MB PDF (election warrants, minutes of meetings, and other clerical records)
Records of the Evangelical Congregational Church, 1832-1932 and Records of the Evangelical Society, 1832-1910, are available on microfilm (Town records, reel 25).
For the history of the early church in Acton, see:
"The Church of Acton, A Moment in History," in 1973 Town of Acton Annual Report, excerpted from: James L. Parker, Division in Early Nineteenth Century Massachusetts Congregationalism: A Study of the Church in the Town of Acton. Thesis, Tufts Univ., 1965. (Act Coll 974.44 A188)
A Brief History of the Acton Congregational Church [Frances Moretti, Church Historian; and committee, 1982]. (Ref 974.44 A188)