In this section, you will learn how to navigate the U.S. Quaker Meetings 1681-1935 collection on Ancestry.com.
To access the card catalogs from the homepage, click on "Search" in the header, and then "Card Catalog," as seen below.
You can search for any genre terms you would like here, for this guide we'll use the term "quaker."
Once you have searched for "Quaker," there will be over 70 collections to chose from. To browse US Quaker meeting records, choose "U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935."
This will lead you to a landing page where you can search or browse over 6 million Quaker records. Just like general searching in Ancestry.com, use as much information as you have. Or, to browse records, use the right sidebar. The way this is set up is a bit wonky. Although Quaker records are typically recorded in the hierarchy of Quaker meetings -- Yearly Meeting, Quarterly Meeting, Monthly Meeting -- these records are first sorted into Meeting state and then Meeting County, and all meeting records, no matter if they are Yearly or Monthly. A few pointers:
Once you have selected an item, it will look like this:
You can read the book as if it were physically in front of you. You can raise and lower the filmstrip at the bottom by clicking the icon that looks like a piece of film. You can also jump to a specific page. The image below shows other options you may want to use.