Index to Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy; by William Wade Hinshaw; Paper; 1,155 pp.; Published: 1999; ISBN: 9780806316062; Item # GPC2737D.
The six volumes of Hinshaw's legendaryEncyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy are considered the pre-eminent reference work in Quaker genealogy. Still, the Encyclopedia has a flaw: it does not contain an every-name index; instead, each volume has a separate surname index. So not only does the researcher have to examine six separate indexes, he also has to check out every reference to a given surname--page by page. Now, however, comes an index to Hinshaw, and all impediments to research are immediately overcome. Here in one mammoth volume--in a single alphabetical sequence--are the 600,000 names found in the great Encyclopedia. Each entry in this index contains the surname, the given name, and the volume number and page number wherein the name can be found. For those who own the Encyclopedia, or even individual volumes of the Encyclopedia, this is a godsend; for those hoping to find out if any of their ancestors appear in the Encyclopedia, this is as good as it gets.