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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 15 Collections and/or Records:

Adirondack Friends Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-A293
Overview Records of Adirondack Friends Meeting, 1985-ongoing. Includes: membership Records 1952-1990 & ca. 1893-1993; newsletters, 1985-1989.

Clark's Corners Friends' Church Records

Identifier: QM-NY-C519
Overview Records of Clark's Corners Friends' Church and its predecessor, Moreau Preparative Meeting, 1854-1899 and 1911. Includes men's and joint minutes.

Easton and Saratoga Half Yearly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-E378
Overview Records of Easton and Saratoga Half Yearly Meeting (1927-1986) and its predecessors, Easton Half Yearly (Hicksite: 1924-27), Easton & Granville Half Yearly (1898-1924), Easton and Saratoga Quarterly (1871-1898), Easton Quarterly (Hicksite: 1828-1871), Easton Quarterly (1795-1828), and Saratoga Quarterly (Hicksite: 1828-71). Includes: Minutes, (men's and joint), 1793-1985, women's minutes, 1793-1884, and minutes of the Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1793-1871.

Galway Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-G373
Overview Records of Galway Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessor, 1802-1865. Includes: Minutes 1828-1865; women's minutes, 1802-1865; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1852-1862; Register, 1850-1861, Correspondence 1932-53.

Galway Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-G375
Overview Records of Galway Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, 1820-1836. Includes: Men's & women's minutes, 1820-1836, and vital Records 1828.

Galway Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) Records

Identifier: QM-NY-G377
Overview Records of Galway Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1797-1861. Includes: Minutes 1797-1861.

Greenfield Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-G795
Overview Records of Greenfield Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, Milton Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-55. Includes: Minutes 1828-1855.

Half Moon Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-H339
Overview Records of Half Moon Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1801-1840. Includes: Minutes (men's), 1801-1836, and women's minutes, 1801-1840.

Milton and Greenfield Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-M597
Overview Records of Milton and Greenfield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessors Milton Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and Greenfield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1829-1855.

Northern Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-N696
Overview Records of Northern Quarterly, Glens Falls Quarterly (Orthodox), Easton Quarterly (Orthodox) and Saratoga Quarterly (Orthodox) Meetings. Includes: Minutes, 1828-64, 1867-77, 1912-48 & 1979-86; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1828-1947. Volume containing Men's minutes, 1867-77, also includes Women's minutes, 1828-1835, of Easton Quarterly Meeting.