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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 341 Collections and/or Records:

Coeymans Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C626
Overview Records of Coeymans Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). Includes: Minutes 1828-1867; vital records 1799-1867; Ministers and Elders minutes 1808-1862.

Collins Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C633
Overview Records of Collins Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1828-1851. Includes: Minutes 1828-1850, women's minutes, 1828-1851, Register 1814-1832 (includes Eden Monthly Meeting), and births & deaths, 1829-32.

Collins Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C635
Overview Records of Collins Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Collins Monthly Meeting (Orthodox and pre-Separation), Concord Monthly Meeting, and Hamburgh Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1820-ongoing. Includes: Minutes of Concord, Collins (Orthodox), and Collins Monthly Meeting, 1820-1964/2000-20011, minutes of Hamburgh Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1846, vital records of Collins Monthly Meeting including births, deaths and marriages, 1841-1945, marriages and removals, 1832-65, and a membership...

Collins Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C639
Overview Records of Collins Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1879. Includes: Minutes 1828-1879, women's minutes, 1857-1874, and financial Records 1845-1858.

Conscience Bay Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C655
Overview Includes: Minutes, treasurer's reports, and State of Society reports, 1961-1994, and copies of the newsletter, 1980 and 1995-2009.

Constantia Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C665
Overview Records of Constantia Preparative Meeting, 1853-1880. Includes: Minutes, 1853-1880, and women's minutes, 1853-1870. A List of Members, 1853, is contained in Verona Monthly Meeting marriages and removals, 1817-1852.

Cornwall Local Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C677
Overview Records of Cornwall Local Meeting of Friends (Orthodox). Includes men's and women's minutes and a library catalogue.

Cornwall Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C675
Overview Records of Cornwall Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1906. Includes: minutes (men's & joint), 1828-1906; women's minutes, 1828-1881; vital records 1788-1896; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1831-1867.

Cornwall Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C673
Overview Records of Cornwall Monthly Meeting and its Hicksite predecessor, 1788-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1788-1979/1990-2013; women's minutes, 1788-1890; vital records 1788-1973; minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1795-1861, and Ministry and Counsel 1907-1932; minutes of the Young Friends Association, 1871-1926; newsletter, 1985-93 and 1995.