|Sources in print and electronic format|
Learning About Quakers
For me, a book, either in print or electronic format is the easiest and fastest way to learn a topic that I am not at all familiar with. Naturally, Cyndi's List [Quaker Records] is my first stop of Web resources. Cyndi was kind enough to point me to specific resources when I "crowdsourced" the topic at Facebook. I got a lot of responses to my query especially important is the one from my Rhode Island friend (yes, that's a little Quaker funny), Diane Boumenot. [One Rhode Island Family]
She suggested that I read Maureen Taylor's article at NEHGS about Religious Records in Rhode Island, since the RIHS library mentioned is under repair and maybe for many months to come. Yet, again, I start another folder for further research. While I am waiting, I can follow them on Twitter. (links at bottom of the RIHS page)
Stephanie P. Fishman's source is now available in both PDF and in Kindle format. I read Kindle books on my iPad mini and I can report that it is an easy way to read this (and affordable too!) ($2.99) [Twitter @stephpfishman]
I elected to purchase the small paperback, "Our Quaker Ancestors" shown above. It is quite old (1987-1996) and without links but that is why we have wonderful Cyndi. (book costs about $20).
Link to the online format of this book.
Recently, Sunny Morton "crowdsourced" to ask what books we genealogists are reading and I am pleased to be chosen for an article she is writing for an upcoming issue of Family Tree Magazine. Good way to kick off my year! Thanks, Sunny.