The Adolphustown-Fredericksburgh Heritage Society has been around since 1989, chronicling the history of one of Ontario’s oldest United Empire Loyalist settler communities. Adolphustown is of particular interest to Quaker historians as the site of the first Preparative Meeting in Upper (or lower) Canada, started in 1798. . . .
The Nantucket Historical Association is asking for volunteer help to transcribe handwritten documents. Their collection currently available for transcribing includes ships’ logs and particularly eleven logs written by women, likely captains’ wives.
The Nantucket area is of particular interest to Canadian Quaker enthusiasts as their whaling and fishing fleets had many connections with Barrington and Dartmouth, NS, which are home to some of the earliest Quaker settlers. . . .
We recently received the following genealogy question via our contact form:
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A Quaker – Aaron Tool – came from Bucks County, PA, to York County, Ontario. I’ve seen note of him in Yonge St minutes but if there is anything more you can tell me, it would be greatly appreciated.
Recently the American National Archives and Records Administration posted this interesting tidbit on their blog:
If you don’t follow NARA, you may have missed this interesting document – a record book of Joseph Edwards, the Justice of the Peace in Niagara. . . .
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. . . .
As many of you know, CFHA has had to postpone its planned Friendly Friday community building event. Many of us will be following good self-distancing practices. This will provide many opportunities for “found time”.
It has occurred to us that members and viewers might benefit from some CFHA-related suggestions for this time. . . .
Due to the ongoing concerns related to COVID-19 we are taking the precaution of postponing the Friendly Friday event that was scheduled for this Friday March 20th at Toronto Friends House.
We will be in touch when we have a new date. . . .
On September 21st 2019, the CFHA held its Annual General Meeting at Toronto Friends House. Those who attended were delighted by the keynote research delivered by Randy Saylor, CFHA’s Transcriptions editor and former Webmaster. We share the text of his talk below (without references) as well as in this PDF (with references) for reading at your leisure. . . .
Sixth Day, Third Month 2020 (Friday March 20 2020) 1PM – 4PM
You are cordially invited to attend the first CFHA ‘Friendly Friday’ at Friends House (60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1C7). This inaugural meeting is open to all, and there is no admission charge. . . .