The CQHA 2020 Conference is Postponed

We repost information from the following webpage:

Dear CQHA friends,

 

This is not the message we had hoped to share with you at this point in our planning for the CQHA 2020 conference. Our program committee had worked through proposals and acceptances and was justifiably proud of the program we had put together, based almost entirely in the quality of presentations and their convergence around aspects of Quaker history and culture.

. . . (Click here to read more) “The CQHA 2020 Conference is Postponed”

Are you subscribed to the Adolphustown-Fredericksburgh Heritage Society newsletter?

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. . . . (Click here to read more) “Are you subscribed to the Adolphustown-Fredericksburgh Heritage Society newsletter?”

Help transcribe ships’ logs from the Nantucket Historical Association

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. . . . (Click here to read more) “Help transcribe ships’ logs from the Nantucket Historical Association”

The Record Book of Joseph Edwards, Niagara, 1812-1813

Recently the American National Archives and Records Administration posted this interesting tidbit on their blog:

Some Americans in Canada: The Record Book of Joseph Edwards, Niagara, Upper Canada, April 1812-January 1813

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. . . . (Click here to read more) “The Record Book of Joseph Edwards, Niagara, 1812-1813”

New transcription: Pelham Monthly Meeting Women, 1828-1860 (O-5-1)

We’ve updated our transcriptions page with a new upload: Pelham Monthly Meeting’s Women’s book from 1828-1860.

You can also see the PDF here: https://cfha.info/PelhamO-5-1.pdf

Thanks as always to our wonderful volunteer transcribers!

Our team is always happy to accept new volunteers. . . . (Click here to read more) “New transcription: Pelham Monthly Meeting Women, 1828-1860 (O-5-1)”

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College supports CFHA transcriptions

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. . . . (Click here to read more) “Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College supports CFHA transcriptions”

Quakers who were United Empire Loyalists: The 2019 CFHA AGM Keynote by Randy Saylor

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. . . . (Click here to read more) “Quakers who were United Empire Loyalists: The 2019 CFHA AGM Keynote by Randy Saylor”