The Beachy Amish are a progressive branch of the Amish church. They split from the Old Order Amish in 1927 and unlike more conservative groups allowed use of electrical conveniences, tractors, and automobiles. They also allowed Sunday schools on alternating Sundays.
Beachy Amish around the World
Click on the country links below to learn about specific Beachy Amish groups throughout the world, or read the history section below to learn more about general Beachy Amish history.
- Elmer S. Yoder and Alvin J. Beachy, "Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship," Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online, 1989, http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/B435ME.html (accessed 30 July 2009)