Quaker Family History

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The presentation will begin with a brief introduction to the history of Quakerism, and a little about the distinctiveness of Quaker culture, followed by a look at the wide range of Quaker sources.

Quaker 1834 Birth Record   Quaker record of births in Sheffield 1749

The talk will be restricted to Quakerism in the British Isles.


Speaker Ben Beck

Ben Beck Ben’s mother’s family were nearly all Quakers right back to the mid 17th century, and he was brought up as a Quaker, although as someone without any personal religious belief he chose to leave the Society of Friends when he reached adulthood. Despite that he continues to have great respect for Quaker history and for Quakers today. He has been a member of the Friends Historical Society since 1987, of the Quaker Family History Society since its inception in 1993, and of the Quaker Studies Research Association since 2003. He is currently QFHS secretary, and spent some years previously as editor of Quaker Connections, the QFHS journal. He has had a number of articles published in the Genealogists' Magazine and Family Tree magazine, and was also the author of the entry on Robert Foster in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


Date18 April 2023
Virtual Meeting This meeting will be held via zoom. You will receive joining details shortly after we have received payment.

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