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Ruby Simonson McNeill's Quaker Queries Book Reviews
An excellent resource! Ruby reviews various Quaker-related books and periodicals for her publication The Quaker Queries and gives us all a preview at her web site.

General Quaker Books

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy

Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana

The Contribution of the Society of Friends to Education in Indiana, 1929, Ethel McDaniel

Except for Me and Thee, Jessamyn West

Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers by Jay Worrell Jr.

The Friendly Persuasion, Jessamyn West

I Have Called You Friends, The Story of Quakers in North Carolina, 1959, Francis Anscombe

Our Quaker Ancestors: Finding Them in Quaker Records, by Ellen T. Berry and David A. Berry

The Quaker: A Study in Costume, 1901, Amelia Gummere

Quakers Find a Way: Their Discoveries in Practical Living, 1950, Charles Woodman

Quakers on the American Frontier, 1969, Errol T. Elliott

The Quiet Rebels, 1969, Margaret Bacon

Southern Quakers and Slavery, 1896,Stephen Weeks

Quaker Publications

"FRIENDLY" RESEARCH: An Introduction to Quaker Genealogy with a List of Internet Resources, The Mary L. Cook Public Library, Waynesville, Ohio

Publication of The National Society Descendants of Early Quakers

For more information, contact Arthur L. Finnell, 391 Heritage Hills Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55437. For details on obtaining membership, please contact: Richard Harley Calendine, 111 Webster Park Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214. Membership is available only on lifetime basis.

Magazine of the Quaker Family History Society

U.K. Membership: 10£, Overseas Membership: 12£ airmail. Sterling cheques only. Cheques payable to Quaker Family History Society and sent to Membership Secretary: Katherine Slay, The Smoke Hole, Rumbolds Close, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 2JJ


Published on an irregular basis by Ruby Simonson McNeill, rubymc@home.net, P.O. Box 779, Napavine, WA 98565-0779, 360-262-330. Includes Quaker-related Queries; Quaker related Book Reviews; Every Name Index and each issue includes a list or previously reviewed material. Price: $5.75 plus $2.00 p/h per issue. No charge for placing Quaker related queries and no purchases necessary. QUAKER QUERIES is available at many libraries, i.e. Wisconsin State Historical Library; Allen County (IN) Public Library; Library of Congress; New York Public Library; Family History Library in SLC (therefore, any of the branch libraries should be able to access them on fiche); New England Hist. & Genea. In Boston; Gloucester Co. (NJ) Hist. Soc.; New Jersey State Library; Rutgers University Library; Friends Library at Swarthmore in PA; Library of Michigan (Lansing, MI); Atlanta Public Library; Kokomo-Howard Co., Library (IN); Plainfield Public Library (NJ); Earlham College - Lilly Library (Richmond, IN); Library of Friends in London plus others where issues have been donated by QUAKER QUERIES readers.

Publication started by the late James Bellarts

Published 4th, 7th, 10th and 1st months, plus annual index, Price: US: $15.00 plus $2.00 s/h - Canada/Foreign: $20.00 plus $2.00 s/h. Published by: Patti Smith Lamb, 1190 NW 183rd Ave., Beaverton, OR 97006.

Journal of the North Carolina Friends Historical Society

Membership: $15.00 annually, entitles individual to receive "The Southern Friend" and society newsletter and to use (without charge) the Friends Historical Collection of Guilford College.Published twice yearly with articles ranging from vignetts of Quaker life, to genealogical studies and scholarly articles on issues pertaining to Quaker history. Note: A special double issue that reconstructs the lost minutes of Centre Monthly Meeting (Autumn 1990, Spring 1991). $5.00. Several Meeting Histories; Books; etc. available for purchase.

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