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Quaker Corner Primary Documentation
Bible Records | Birth/Baptism | Cemetery | Census | Church
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ENG Yorkshire Quaker Heritage Project

IRL Irish Quaker Records links to Irish Genealogy Web Site

NJ Rahway & Plainfield Monthly Meeting
Center for Archival Collections, Mt. Pleasant/Damascus, Ohio

    Birth, Death & Marriage Records from 1705 thru 1892, cemetery records from early 1800s to date, meeting information, genealogical information and many other links.

OH-MI-VA-WV Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends
Center for Archival Collections, Mt. Pleasant/Damascus, Ohio

    The collection is comprised of 266 record books which date from 1760 to 1965 and cover certain areas of Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, and West Virginia. The volumes contain meeting minutes and membership information, including records of birth, marriage, removal, transfer, and death.

PA Guide to the Records of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting links to Haverford College

VA Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting, Louisa Co., VA some marriages


Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy William Wade Hinshaw
Author and Publisher
Published by the Genealogical Publishing Co.
1960-1973

Painstakingly developed from monthly meeting records, Hinshaw'sEncyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy is the magnum opus of Quaker genealogy. In its production thousands of records were located and abstracted into a uniform and intelligible system of notation. The data gathered in the several volumes of the Encyclopedia is arranged by meeting, then alphabetically by family name, and chronologically thereunder.

Available from Genealogical Publishing Co.

Where Did Hinshaw Put Those Quaker Records?


Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana Published by Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis. Edited by Willard Heiss

Thomas Hamm wrote to Quaker-Roots in August 1997: As coeditor for the new edition from the Indiana Historical Society, let me share our plans. This is a new edition (Vol. 1), not a reprint. We now plan eight volumes, each of which will have an every-name index, and a general index volume when the work is complete. Contents will not necessarily follow the order of the original work, as we plan to include monthly meetings established between 1875 and 1900 that were not in the earlier edition,and to include some materials that were not available to Willard Heiss. For example, the new volume one includes material from a volume of Whitewater MM (Orthodox) Women's Minutes and a Springfield MM birth and death record that were missing when Willard did his abstracts.

Indiana Surname Index

Index to Meetings Listed


Doing Quaker Research at the LDS FHC

CLICK HERE to view the Quaker Meeting Records available from the FamilySearch.org Library Catalog.

CLICK HERE to view some tips from Steve Baldwin.


Gilbert Cope's Collection of Quaker Family Data The original records at the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah in 1966. Also partially indexed in the manuscript card catalog of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

CLICK HERE to view index of microfilm available at a LDS Family History Center near you.

CLICK HERE to view index of microfilm available at a LDS Family History Center near you.


Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Records Are available in a typed index on microfilm from your nearest LDS Family History Center. You'll have to order the microfilm. Check the card catalog. This index is part of "The Hinshaw Index to Quaker Meeting Records," an unpublished card index, at Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. After seeing the index, if you want copies of the original records, you will have to write to Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19103.

Third Haven Meeting Minutes Footnote printed in The Pennocks of Primitive Hall written by George Valentine Massey II and published in 1951 for the Chester County Historical Society reads: "Minutes of 3rd. Haven Meeting, 1676-1746, Talbot Co., Md., p. 178, Court House, Easton, Md."
Yorkshire Quaker Heritage Project

CLICK HERE to view index of available resources!

The Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull holds three deposits of Quaker records generated by Pickering and Hull Monthly Meeting, its predecessors and constituent Preparative Meetings during the period 1669 to the late 1990s, and containing approximately 3000 items. The earliest records date from the 1660s for Scarborough Monthly Meeting. There are minute books for Beverley, Bridlington, Cave, Hornsea, Hull, Kirkbymoorside, Malton, Owstwick, Pickering, Scarborough and Whitby. Minute books of women's meetings are also available for Cave, Hull, Malton, Owstwick, Pickering, Scarborough and Whitby. The collections also include records of sufferings, title deeds and correspondence, as well as some records of births, marriages and burials. The research papers of Fred Fletcher on Quakerism in East and NorthYorkshire are also held, along with Hugh McGregor Ross' working papers on the teachings of George Fox and a small collection of records of the Taylor charities and family of Scarborough. The Library additionally holds sizeable Quaker book and periodical collections, including several thousand pamphlets and monographs, and important journals such as The Annual Monitor, The Friend, The Friends Quarterly Examiner, Quaker Monthly and The Journal of the Friends Historical Society.


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