Our Quaker Ancestors
T. Berry and David A. Berry
This book acquaints the researcher with the types of available records, their locations, and the proper and effective use of these records, guiding the reader through the pyramidal "meeting" structure to the records of birth, marriage, death, disownment, and removal waiting in record repositories across the country.
Our Quaker Ancestors begins with a short but essential history of the Quaker movement and a discussion of its organization and structure, particularly as it affects genealogical research.
Later chapters describe Quaker migrations to and within America, the special types of records available for research and the Berrys' very own methods for locating and using those records.
In addition, there are chapters on record repositories and libraries with Quaker sources and repositories outside the U.S., together with a bibliography, maps of selected meeting locations, and a glossary of terms peculiar to the Society of Friends.
136 pp., paperback, (1987), reprinted 1996, ISBN 0-8063-1190-8