Other Websites

Amish America is a frequently updated weblog about the Amish and other Anabaptist groups. It includes an online encyclopedia and information by state.

AmishGrace.com provides information about Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy, a book about the Amish school shooting in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, in October 2006.

GAMEO (Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online) is an extensive site containing articles on Amish and other Anabaptist-related groups and topics including history, theology, biography, institutions, and local congregations.

About the site

Amish Studies is an academic website developed by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College to provide reliable information on Amish life and culture.

Designed to assist scholars, students and the general public, the site was developed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of a collaborative research grant on Amish diversity and identity in the 20th century. The research team included principal investigator Donald B. Kraybill of Elizabethtown College (Pa.) and two co-investigators, Steven M. Nolt of Goshen College (Ind.) and Karen M. Johnson-Weiner of SUNY Potsdam (New York).

The Amish population statistics are updated annually in the summer. Other information will be revised and added on a periodic basis.

Recent books

The Amish book cover Authors: Donald Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013; paperback available in January 2018)

The Amish: A Concise Introduction book cover

Author: Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)