Researching Religions Bundle: Quakers and Plain Religions
This book is an ebook bundle that contains TWO titles in the Quick & Easy Guides for Genealogists series: Researching Your Quaker Family History and Researching the Plain Religions.
Researching Your Quaker Family History:
Known for their passive stance against war, an involvement in social reform initiatives, and having a simple or “plain” appearance, the Quakers have been part of American history since before the formation of our country.
In Researching Your Quaker Family History, you will find tips, tricks, and information relating to the structure of the Society of Friends meetings, the records that they produced and how you can use them to learn more about your family. Additional resources include timelines, terminology lists, and resources for researching both online and in repositories.
Researching the Plain Religions:
Religions in America vary from structured to relaxed; historical to new age. Included in this country’s social history are those sects commonly called the “plain religions.” Plain religions, also called Plain People, are described as being Christian religious sects within the Anabaptist group that follow practices of simple living, separation from the world, and plain dress. Examples of plain religions include Amish and Mennonite, Huguenots, Hutterites, and Shakers. Though each are researched following standard practices for church records, it is helpful to know how each community is structured so that the correct records can be located.
This guide will give you the basics of records, research, and terminology for each religious sect. Each section will also include helpful resources such as brief timelines, information on migration patterns, and of course research links to get you started both online and off.