Registration is now open for the RVGS virtual seminar Profile of a Quaker, Finding a Friend in Colonial America
presented by Steven W. Morrison. The series of four classes will be presented Saturday, February 21, 2021, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Pacific Time, via Zoom. Members: $45 - Non-Members: $55. Paid registrants will receive the Zoom link the day before the seminar.
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PROFILE OF A QUAKER - Finding a Friend in Colonial America
The profile of a Quaker (Friend) can be as distinctive as a fingerprint with their unique ethnic origin, belief system, marriage practices, and separate record structure. This session will teach you the profiling techniques you’ll need to spot a Quaker in colonial America.
SIMPLY AMAZING - US Quaker Records Online
In 2014 Ancestry.com released its US Quaker Meetings records after years of scanning and indexing. These religious records span the centuries from 1681-1935. By using this subscription website, original records can be viewed online, by browsing the film images or with the aid of a comprehensive index. Learn how to navigate the site and see examples of the basic Quaker record types. A must for anyone with an ancestral brick wall in colonial America.
QUAKER MIGRATIONS - Across Ye United States
How do you find lost Quaker families? FOLLOW THE MEETINGS. Learn how to track your Quaker ancestors by following the opening and closing of monthly meetings they attended. Then marvel at an animated video clip of Quaker meetings marching across the country for 350 years. You won’t believe your eyes!
YE BEST BOOKS - for Quaker Research
Before the world wide web and the age of Internet documents, books were one of the family historian’s most available assets. In the Quaker way, they allowed an expanding nation to share knowledge when the original records were concentrated in only a few repositories. While derivative materials and are less reliable as sources, they play a valuable role as “Finding Aids” to help you locate the original record for your Quaker ancestors, or to understand if it even exists.