23 August 2012

The Dictionary of Quaker Genealogy Terms & Phrases

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Whether your ancestors were Quaker or not, understanding Quaker genealogy terms and phrases, is important to your research.  Quakers did not just interact with one another or conduct business just in their own communities. This means that if your ancestors lived near Quaker settlements, you might find this dictionary helpful.


In North Carolina, one often finds Quaker “dates” in deeds and other records and such “dating” is a great clue about religious affiliation.

Have you had a situation where Quaker records helped you with your non-Quaker ancestors?



Editor’s note: Thanks to the GenealogyBlog for letting us know about this resource.

Editor’s note: The Friends Historical Library, located on the campus of Swarthmore College also has some great resources relevant to genealogical research. I noticed a link to Quakers & Slavery and found this a fascinating website.








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