Searching for Records of Baltimore Yearly Meeting
Records of the Quaker meetings and committees that are part of Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends have been deposited in the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and in the Haverford College Quaker Collection. Usually the originating meetings only retain records currently being used.
The primary access to information about the
There are some indices to individual meetings in BYM. The indices themselves are not available on-line, but can only be viewed in the Library itself. A list of these finding aids, by meeting, is available.
Researchers need to be aware that due to the Hicksite schism in 1827/28, there may be two Quaker meetings with the same name in any location, and the records of each will be mutually exclusive, usually until Reunification in 1968.