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Quaker Birth, Marriage and Burial Records of Yorkshire

Discussion in 'Quaker ancestors' started by Jennie, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Jennie

    Jennie LostCousins Member

    Leeds University Library is one of the major academic research libraries of the UK and has given the under finding help on Yorkshire Quaker Records and a further online list of principal holdings at Leeds.

    [I quote:] Following the Non-Parochial Registers Act 1840, Quakers, along with other nonconformist bodies, had to surrender their registers of births, marriages and burials to the Registrar-General in London. These registers are now held as part of the National Archives (Public Record Office), at class RG 6. However, summary or "digest" registers were prepared by Quakers before the surrender of the originals, and these are available for consultation. Note that some of the original registers had already been lost before 1840, and so there are gaps in the record. For one reason or another, a small number of original registers remained in the possession of the Society of Friends.
     
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