We are pleased to be advised that Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College will make images of men’s and women’s minute books from Muncy Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania. Muncy Meeting (formerly Catawissa Monthly Meeting) was the source meeting of many Quaker migrants who relocated in Upper Canada at the beginning of the 19th century.

Once the images are transcribed, the information will be of particular interest to descendants of Quakers who established the Uxbridge, Ontario Monthly Meeting. Members of the Catawissa Monthly Meeting found themselves unwelcome in their community in the years following the American Revolution. In the early 1800s, the Catawissa Quakers of Muncy Meeting moved in a group to present day Uxbridge.

We would like to express our appreciation to Friends Historical Library for their continuing support of CFHA transcription work. Transcriptions of various minute books and documents related to Nine Partners Monthly Meeting and its associated meeting Ferrisburgh Preparative Meeting previously provided by Friends Historical Library have been transcribed and are posted on the CFHA website.

Watch this space for news about transcription of the Muncy minute books.

As always, we want to acknowledge and express our appreciation for the work of our wonderful volunteer transcribers who so productively generate text-searchable versions of these minute books. If you are interested in joining our transcription team and getting up close and personal with Quaker minute books, get in touch!


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