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QM/NY/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/NY/MM
_____ MONTHLY MEETING _____ The basic unit of Quaker administration, which holds regular monthly business meetings. Only members can participate. It has responsibility for care of members, authorizes removals and marriages, maintains discipline, considers the queries, manages meeting property, fosters social concerns, and reports regularly to the quarterly meeting. _____ PREPARATIVE MEETING _____ A regularly-organized business meeting of a single congregation which prepared business to be presented to the monthly meeting. The scope of business as recorded in its minutes was normally limited to responses to queries and matters of property and school oversight. _____ QUARTERLY MEETING _____ Meetings for business held four times per year, attended by representatives of all monthly meetings in a region. It is an intermediary between the monthly and yearly meeting, serves as an appellate body for disciplinary matters, and considers problems too large for a local meeting to solve. A quarterly meeting holds the authority to establish or discontinue a monthly, preparative, or particular meeting for worship. It collects financial assessments from each monthly meeting in accordance with the quota established by the yearly meeting.

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Beekman Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B437
Overview Records of Beekman Preparative Meeting, 1810-28. Includes: Men's minutes, 1810-1828.

Branch Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B715

Bulls Head-Oswego Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B855
Overview Records of Bulls Head-Oswego Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Oswego Monthly Meeting and Oswego Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). Includes: minutes, men's and joint, 1826-2013; women's minutes, 1799-1887; vital records including marriages, 1799-1900, marriages & removals, 1809-1875, births & deaths, 1810-1933, marriages & removals, 1875-1917, births & deaths, 1927-1980, removals, 1979-1995; minutes of the meeting of Ministers and Elders 1883-1859 & 1890-1910; account books of...

Clinton Corners Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C733
Overview Records of Clinton Corners Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Creek Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and Stanford Monthly Meeting (Orthodox)

Creek Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C731
Overview Records of Creek Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), Creek & Stanford Monthly Meeting, Creek Monthly Meeting (pre-Separation), Stanford Monthly Meeting (pre-Separation), and Stanford Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). Includes: minutes; women's minutes; vital Records including births & deaths, 1810-1871 & 1827-1946, and marriages & removals, 1828-1885; reports of Sufferings; minutes of the meeting of Ministers & Elders, and a Treasurer's book.

Creek Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C737
Overview Records of Creek Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1892. Includes: Men's and women's minutes, 1855-92 and 1828-1835.

Creek Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C735
Overview Records of Creek Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) of Clinton, N.Y., and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1797-1895. Includes: men's minutes, 1797-1809 and 1851-1882, and women's minutes, 1820-1895.

Crum Elbow Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C797
Overview Records of Crum Elbow Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and its pre-Separation predecessor. Includes: Men's & women's minutes, 1797-1899, and register, 1828-1946.

Green Haven Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-G755
Overview Records of Green Haven Friends Meeting. Includes: minutes 1976, and miscellansoue records.

Lagrange Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-L357
Overview Records of Lagrange Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, Beekman Preparative Meeting, 1825-1902. Includes: Men's & women's minutes, 1828-1902.