Family history

Quaker dates and months warning

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I posted a few months ago about dates and chronology, drawing attention to the excellent leaflet that Friends House have produced, but not really giving anyone unfamiliar with the reasons why it is relevant, or giving any real explanation. Recently I have been researching the Dearman family of Hertfordshire, trying to find the birth or […]

Family history

Dates and chronology

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I had no idea until I read a leaflet from the Friends House Library today that there was a discrepancy in dates between Scotland and England.  Their helpful PDF leaflet on Quaker dates also has a section on the change from the Julian calendar, where the first day of the year was March 25 and […]

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Quaker family history

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I am a Quaker, and have been since 1996, about a year after I first went to a Quaker meeting.  There aren’t that many Quakers in the UK, around 20,000 is the number of Quakers registered as members, although many more attend meetings every week without registering their membership.  The proper name for the organization […]