Society of Friends (Quakers) in the United States

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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[United States Church Records|Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;'''[[Society_of_Friends_(Quakers)_in_the_United_States|Society of Friends (Quaker) Church Records]]'''''
  
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=== History in the United States  ===
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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.
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=== Society of Friends (Quaker) Church&nbsp;Records  ===
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==== Types of Church Records  ====
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Most Quaker records include '''births, marriages and deaths '''as well as certificates of removal when a member moved from one congregation (meeting) to another.
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*Berry, Ellen Thomas and David Allen. ''Our Quaker Ancestors&nbsp;: finding them in Quaker records.'' Baltimore, Maryland&nbsp;: Genealogical Pub. Co., c1987. {{FHL|538834|item}} Book 973 D27bq &nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16281760 Worldcat entry] Free to view at [http://books.google.com/books?id=udH4Bv-K_x8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=Our+quaker+ancestors+:+finding+them+in+quaker+records&hl=en&ei=2Ny8TN-ANYGClAe---2jDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false books.google.com]
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==== Where they are Located  ====
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*'''QuakerMeetings.com'''
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[https://quakermeetings.com/Plone/ Quakermeetings.com ]is a website devoted to recording&nbsp;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!
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*'''Orthodox Records'''
  
 
Magill Historical Library<br>Haverford College<br>Haverford, PA 19041<br>Telephone: 610-896-1175<br>Fax: 610-896-1102<br>Internet: [http://www.haverford.edu/library/special/ www.haverford.edu/library/special/]  
 
Magill Historical Library<br>Haverford College<br>Haverford, PA 19041<br>Telephone: 610-896-1175<br>Fax: 610-896-1102<br>Internet: [http://www.haverford.edu/library/special/ www.haverford.edu/library/special/]  
  
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*'''Hicksite Records'''
  
 
Friends Historical Library<br>Swarthmore College<br>500 College Avenue<br>Swarthmore, PA 19081<br>Telephone: 610-328-8496<br>Internet: [http://www.swarthmore.edu/library/friends/ www.swarthmore.edu/library/friends/]  
 
Friends Historical Library<br>Swarthmore College<br>500 College Avenue<br>Swarthmore, PA 19081<br>Telephone: 610-328-8496<br>Internet: [http://www.swarthmore.edu/library/friends/ www.swarthmore.edu/library/friends/]  
  
Important guides to records include:
 
  
*Hinshaw, William Wade. ''Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy''. Six Volumes. [http://www.erhs.info/ www.erhs.info] Ann Arbor, Michigan: Edwards Brothers, 1936-1950. (Family History Library&nbsp;book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=192159&disp=Encyclopedia+of+American+Quaker+genealog%20%20&columns=*,0,0 973 D2he]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=185431&disp=Encyclopedia+of+American+Quaker+genealog%20%20&columns=*,0,0 432597]-606; fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=192159&disp=Encyclopedia+of+American+Quaker+genealog++ 6051371-79].)
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*Hill, Thomas C. ''Monthly Meetings in North America: An Index''. Second Edition. Cincinnati, Ohio: N.p., 1993. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=693588&disp=Monthly+meetings+in+North+America%3B+a+Q%20%20&columns=*,0,0 973 K22h] 1998; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=642413&disp=Monthly+meetings+in+North+America%2C+an+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1698282] item 11.) Alphabetical by monthly meeting. Gives address and sometimes location of records.
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Cyndi's List - Quaker<br>[http://www.cyndislist.com/quaker/ http://www.cyndislist.com/quaker/]
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*Hinshaw, William Wade. ''Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy''. Six Volumes. [http://www.erhs.info/ www.erhs.info] Ann Arbor, Michigan: Edwards Brothers, 1936-1950. {{FHL|192159|item}} Book 973 D2he]; {{FHL|185431|item}} Film 432597-606; {{FHL|192159|item}} Fiche 6051371-79. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2193 Worldcat entry]  
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*Hill, Thomas C. ''Monthly Meetings in North America: An Index''. Second Edition. Cincinnati, Ohio: N.p., 1993. {{FHL|693588|item}} Book 973 K22h 1998; {{FHL|642413|item}} film 1698282 item 11. Alphabetical by monthly meeting. Gives address and sometimes location of records. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25230692 worldcat entry]
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Revision as of 22:06, 24 September 2011

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Contents

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

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

  • Hicksite Records

Friends Historical Library
Swarthmore College
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