An online resource on Amish culture

amish online encyclopediaThe Amish Online Encyclopedia (AOE) examines a diverse range of topics, including Amish life, culture, and belief.

The AOE is based on academic research as well as input from Amish themselves, including church leaders, lay members, and historians. Sources of further information are offered at the end of each article.

3 ways to search the Amish Online Encyclopedia:

By letter: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

By topic group: Beliefs Business Church Diversity History Home & Family Occupations Population Recreation Technology Tourism Transportation

Or simply scroll down the A-Z list:

A

Agriculture

Do all Amish farm?

Do Amish use pesticides?

What foods and crops do Amish farmers produce?

see also Barns

Anabaptists

Who were the Anabaptists?

Andy Weaver Amish

Who are the Andy Weaver Amish?

Auctions

What do Amish buy and sell at auctions?

Where can I find an Amish auction?

Ausbund

see Song and Singing

B

Baptism

When do Amish get baptized?

Barns

What happens at an Amish barn-raising?

Beachy Amish

What’s the difference between Beachy Amish and Old Order Amish?

Beliefs

see Religion; Church

Bible

Which Bible do the Amish use?

Bishop

Buggies

amish buggies

Do all Amish use the Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) triangle?

What colors are Amish buggies?

Why do the Amish drive buggies?

see also Transportation

Business

What are typical Amish businesses?

C

Children

Do Amish use birth control?

How do Amish discipline children?

How many children do Amish have?

Where are Amish babies born?

Church

Do Amish work on Sundays?

What is Amish church like?

What happens at an Amish communion service?

Who leads the Amish church?

see also Baptism; Bible

Clothing and Appearance

Do Amish women wear makeup?

Why do Amish women cover their hair?

Why do the Amish wear Plain clothing?

Computers

see Technology

D

Dating

Do Amish date?

see also Marriage; Rumspringa

Deacon

Death

What is an Amish funeral like?

Where do Amish bury their dead?

Diversity

How many types of Amish are there?

Divorce

Can Amish get divorced?

see also Marriage

E

Education

amish schoolchildren

Do Amish children go to school?

Do Amish go to college?

Why do Amish only go to school until 8th grade?

Electricity

Do Amish use batteries?

Do Amish use electricity?

Entertainment

see Recreation

Entrepreneurship

see Business

Europe

Do Amish live in Europe?

see also Origins

Excommunication

see Shunning; Ordnung

F

Farming

see Agriculture

Food

Do Amish eat pork?

What do Amish eat?

Firearms

Do Amish use guns?

Funeral

see Death

Furniture

G

Government

see Politics; Non-resistance

Guns

see Firearms

H

Health

Do Amish visit doctors?

Do Amish have genetic disorders?

see also Vaccination; Children

Holidays

What holidays do Amish celebrate?

Home

amish online encyclopedia home

How do Amish heat their homes?

How do Amish wash clothes?

What are Amish homes like?

Where do Amish go shopping?

Hunting

Do Amish hunt?

Hutterites

Who are the Hutterites?

I

Insurance

Why do Amish object to insurance programs?

Internet

see Technology

J

Joining the Amish

Do Amish accept outsiders?

K

L

Language

What language do the Amish speak?

Legal

Why don’t Amish sue?

M

Marriage

Can Amish marry non-Amish?

Do Amish wear wedding rings?

When do Amish get married?

What is an Amish wedding like?

Medicine

see Health

Mennonites

old order mennonites

What’s the difference between Amish and Mennonites?

Who are the Old Colony Mennonites?

Who are the Old Order (Team) Mennonites?

Military Service

see Non-Resistance

Minister

Money

Do Amish use banks?

Do the Amish use money?

How do Amish make money?

see also Business; Taxes

Music

see Song and Singing

Myths

What are common myths about the Amish?

N

Names

What are common Amish names?

Nebraska Amish

Who are the Nebraska Amish?

New Order Amish

What’s the difference between New Order and Old Order Amish?

Nickel Mines

see School Shooting

Non-Resistance

Why don’t Amish serve in the military?

O

Ordnung

What is the Amish Ordnung?

Origins

amish online encyclopedia origins

Where do the Amish come from?

P

Pacifism

see Non-Resistance

Pen Pal

How can I find an Amish pen-pal?

Pennsylvania Dutch

Photography

What do Amish think about photography?

Politics

Do Amish vote?

Population

How are Amish communities organized?

How fast are the Amish growing?

Where do the Amish live?

Puppy Mills

Q

Quilts

R

Recreation

Do Amish dance?

Do Amish go on vacation?

Do Amish tell jokes?

What do Amish do for fun?

see also Sports

Religion

What do Amish think about other religions?

What do the Amish believe?

What is the Dordrecht Confession?

Rumspringa

What is Rumspringa?

S

School

see Education

School Shooting

Shunning

Why do the Amish practice shunning?

Smoking and Tobacco

Do Amish smoke?

Song and Singing

Do Amish enjoy music and singing?

What songs do Amish sing in church?

Spirituality

see Religion

Sports

amish sports

Do Amish play sports?

Steering Committee

What is the Amish Steering Committee?

Swartzentruber Amish

Who are the Swartzentruber Amish?

Swiss Amish

Who are the Swiss Amish?

T

Taxes

Do Amish pay taxes?

Technology

Do Amish use technology?

Do the Amish use computers and the internet?

Telephone

Do Amish use telephones?

Tourism

What do Amish think about tourism?

How can I stay with an Amish family?

Transportation

Can Amish fly?

Can Amish ride in cars?

Do Amish ride bicycles?

Do Amish ride horses?

How do Amish travel?

see also Buggies

 

U

V

Vaccination

Do Amish vaccinate their children?

Voting

see Politics

W

Wedding

see Marriage

Women

Do Amish women have rights?

X

Y

Youth

Z


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