New York Quaker Records Index

Source: The Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy Vol. III (1750-1930)

Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, this collection of data was developed by William Wade Hinshaw from monthly meeting minutes consisting of records of births, deaths, marriage certificates and certificates of removal for Society of Friends members relocating from one area to another. It is considered among the most influential and comprehensive works of Quaker genealogy ever published. Almost half of all people who can trace their ancestry in America prior to 1850 have Quaker ancestors. The New York and Long Island records are of significant importance to a broad range of North-East United States researchers because of the fact that large numbers of Quakers on their way to Pa., NJ, of even Westward stopped off on Long Island. Many married or had children there before continuing. Finding information on these events is difficult, slow and complicated. Quaker records are often our only chance of obtaining some degree of documentation.

NOTE: It was pointed out to me that Hinshaw's extracts were based on the notes of the Keeper of the Records for NYYM, John Cox, Jr. The process allowed several places for errors to occur: John Cox, Jr. had notoriously unclear handwriting; transcription errors occurred in his original notes; misinterpretaions occurred in transcribing those notes; typos occurred in the typescript of the book. This means that anything you find there should be checked in the original records and not taken for granted as accurate. Dates are especially vulnerable, as are assumptions about family relationships and the spelling of names. ("Maper" should have been "Mapes" for example) In addition, John Cox, Jr. apparently wasn't interested in "convincements" (the word we use instead of "conversions") and, thus, as I understand it, many Friends who were accepted by application do not appear. On the other hand, he added numerous references from family Bibles and other non-Meeting sources, so there are marriages noted which may not actually have been sanctioned by the Meetings and children listed who may not have been birthright members.

This information should always be in mind when looking at anything except the original source. Most researchers have only the best intention in mind but they are only human.

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Index For New York Quaker Regional Monthly Meetings - 360 pages

Introduction
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I-J
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Q-R
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Index For Flushing Quaker Monthly Meetings - 15 pages
Introduction
A-C
D-F
G-H
J-K
L-N
P-R
S-T
U-Z
Gravestone Recordings Friend's Burial Ground at Flushing