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Quaker Migration into America

Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG®

America was and is a “landing place” for many ethnic groups and religions. The Quakers were one of those groups, and were among the most influential. Quaker roots begin in England. Soon the “Society of Friends” found themselves at odds with much of the surrounding area, leading them to other European countries and America. Emphasis on the Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio Quakers.

Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Migration: emigration/immigration; naturalization; migration routes, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA
English, German, Irish, USA