Our Quaker Ancesters


Quakers were among the earliest settlers in North America and as they moved west, they were often the earliest settlers in newly-opened territory. Quakers were amazing record-keepers. Not only did they record births, marriages, and deaths, they kept extensive records on those who came into their local meetings and those who left. Transgressions by members of the community were publicly discussed and recorded, and as they came to believe that slavery was evil their records on Quakers who kept slaves became extensive. Learn about the history of these pioneering Americans and how to find the rich records they left behind.

Please register in advance for the meeting:

The handout for the meeting is available to members in the member’s area.

This program is scheduled to be Zoom only. Our June meeting will be hybrid, plan to attend in person if you are a local member!

Our speaker, Annette Burke Lyttle, owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels. She has a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and is president of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Annette has been researching her family on and off since high school, and she has been a full-time genealogist since 2012. Her genealogical education has included the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, the British Institute, the ProGen Study Group, and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly Study Group. She is coordinator of the Virtual Intermediate Foundations course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). She leads the year-long Best Practices Study Group and is editor of The Florida Genealogist.