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Frequently Asked Questions

(Currently Under Revision and Only Partially Complete)

What is the difference between a Category and a FreeSpace page?
Think of Categories as "index pages". Their primary purpose is to classify and help you find information. If there is more than about two paragraphs of information, a Freespace page should be created and that page added to the appropriate Category.
Who manages this page?
This page is managed by the Quakers Project.
Where can I find out more about Categorization?
Check out the Categorization Project and also Principles and Formatting Guidelines for Religious Categories.
How to record transfers between Monthly Meetings?
Add a category for each meeting. Document the dates and meetings in the biography.

Top Level Category Hierarchies

These are the Project Categories that tie us into the larger WikiTree hierarchy. These are part of the organizational structure and in general are not meant to be used on individual Profiles. Categories managed by the Quaker Project are shown in Blue

Within the Religious Categories hierarchy:
Within the Migration hierarchy:
Within the World History hierarchy:
Within the Cemeteries hierarchy:

Naming Conventions for Quaker Meetings

  • The general form for any Quaker Meeting category is Category: [Specific Meeting Name], [Local Place Name], [Region and/or Country].
    • The naming convention for Monthly Meetings within the United States is:
Category:[Name] Monthly Meeting, [Town], [State]
Many Quaker meeting houses were located in rural areas outside of towns. If the location is currently still in a rural area rather than a town or city, include the county name followed by the word "County" in place of the town name.
For example, to add an individual to the Byberry Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, add the following to the profile:
[[Category: Byberry Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]]

Category Hierarchies for meetings in the United States of America

Categories for Monthly Meetings, Quarterly Meetings and Yearly Meetings are all grouped together according to their locations. If it is known what Quarterly Meeting and/or Yearly Meeting a Monthly Meeting was associated with, the Monthly Meeting should be made a subcategory of its known Quarterly and/or Yearly Meetings. Quarterly Meetings are not made subcategories of Yearly Meetings. If it is known what Yearly Meeting a Quarterly Meeting was associated with, a cross reference between the two categories can be created.

For example, the Byberry Monthly Meeting is a member of the Abington Quarterly Meeting which is a member of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Category: Byberry Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania should be made a sub-Category of Category: Abington Quarterly Meeting, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania and also a sub-Category of Category: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cross references should be created between Category: Abington Quarterly Meeting, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania and Category: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Entering the following text on the category page for the Abington Quarterly Meeting will create a cross reference to the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting category page.

Abington Quarterly Meeting, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania is a member of [[:Category: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]].

Entering the following text on the category page for the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting will create a reciprocal cross reference on the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting page.

The following Quarterly Meetings are included in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
  • [[:Category: Abington Quarterly Meeting, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania]]
Monthly Meetings
Monthly Meetings are classified within the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker Meetings) hierarchy by state:
Each Monthly Meeting is also a sub-Category of the city or town in which it is located. If the location is presently in a rural area not within a city or town, make the Monthly Meeting category a sub-Category of the county in which it is located.
Each Monthly Meeting is also a sub-Category of the Religious Institutions sub-Category of the County in which it is located:
Quarterly Meetings
Quarterly Meetings should be sub-Categories of the Quaker Meeting Category for the State where they are located. They may include meetings in adjoining States and can be made sub-categories of the Quaker Meeting Category for such States if and when the States become known:
Each Quarterly Meeting Category is also a sub-Category of the Religious Institutions sub-Category of the State in which it is located. If Monthly Meetings from multiple states are included, the Quarterly Meeting Category should be sub-categories of the Religious Institutions categories for each such State
Yearly Meetings
Yearly Meetings should be sub-Categories of the Quaker Meeting Category for the State where they are located. They may include meetings in adjoining States and can be made sub-categories of the Quaker Meeting Category for such States if and when the States become known:
Each Yearly Meeting is also a sub-Category of the Religious Institutions sub-Category of the state in which it is located. Yearly Meetings may include meetings in adjoining States and can be made sub-categories of each such State's Religious Institutions subcategory also if and when the states become known:
Yearly meetings are also included as sub-Categories of Quaker Meetings, United States of America:

Naming Conventions for Meetings in the British Isles (Including Ireland)

  • The general form for any Quaker Meeting category is Category: [Specific Meeting Name], [Local Place Name], [Region and/or Country].
    • The form for any Quaker Meeting category in the British Isles is Category: [Specific Meeting Name], [County], [Country]

For example, the naming convention for Monthly Meeting within England is:

Category:[Name] Quaker Meeting, [County], England
For example, to add an individual to the Ampthill Quaker Meeting in Bedfordshire England, add the following to the profile:
[[Category: Ampthill Quaker Meeting, Bedfordshire, England]]

Hierarchy for Meetings in the British Isles

Meetings within the British Isles are categorized by Country:
Meetings in the British Isles are sub-Categories of the city or town in which they meet:
They are also included with the religious institutions of the county in which they are located:

Naming Conventions for Quaker Burial Grounds

See also:

  • [Country]
    • [Country] Cemeteries
      • Quaker Cemeteries, [Country]

Cemeteries in the United States:

Additional Categorization Resources

Principles and Formatting Guidelines for Religious Categories





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On 15 Apr 2018 at 04:19 GMT William Collins wrote:

How does one handle transfers? Say someone transfers from Falls MM in Bucks County PA to Burlington MM in Burlington County NJ. Is the date of transfer relevant? Do you show two categories?