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History in the United States

Members of the Society of Friends (often referred to as Quakers) began immigrating from England, Wales, and Germany in the late 1600s. A large group of Quakers settled near Philadelphia. By 1700 the Society gained considerable influence in most of the New England and middle-Atlantic colonies. Quaker migration to the southern colonies, especially North Carolina, continued until the Revolutionary War when the strength of the Society began to decline. Many Quakers left the southern states and migrated primarily to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Canada.

Society of Friends (Quaker) Church Records

Types of Church Records

Most Quaker records include births, marriages and deaths as well as certificates of removal when a member moved from one congregation (meeting) to another.

  • Berry, Ellen Thomas and David Allen. Our Quaker Ancestors : finding them in Quaker records. Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Pub. Co., c1987. FHL Collection Book 973 D27bq  Worldcat entry Free to view at books.google.com

Where they are Located

  • QuakerMeetings.com

Quakermeetings.com is a website devoted to recording information concerning all Quaker congregations (meetings)which have existed in America, including the date of the first and last meeting, where records are kept and subordinate congregations. A valuable resource!

  • Orthodox Records

Haverford College Library
Haverford, PA 19041
Telephone: 610-896-1175
Fax: 610-896-1102
Internet: www.haverford.edu/library/special/

  • Hicksite Records

Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Telephone: 610-328-8496
Internet: www.swarthmore.edu/library/friends/

Cyndi's List - Quaker
http://www.cyndislist.com/quaker/

Guides to Records

See also U.S. Quaker Research (Society of Friends).


 

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