In its almost fifty-year history, CFHA has come a long way! From the association’s publication of its first newsletters in the year it was established to our very recent entree into the digital world of blogging, the goal has remained the same: preserving and communicating the on-going history and faith of Friends in Canada and their contribution to the Canadian experience. . . . (Click here to read more) “Founders and Builders Series: Kathleen Hertzberg”
As set out in the Canadian Friends Historical Association governance, the Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on a weekend towards the end of September. This year’s AGM will take place on September 26th, 2020. Please save this date! . . . (Click here to read more) “Save the Date! AGM Planning Underway”
We’ve updated our transcriptions page with a new upload: Toronto Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) book from 1893-1902.
You can also see the PDF here: https://cfha.info/TorontoMMB-2-47.pdf
The Toronto Quaker Meeting continues to be an active meeting to this day. More about the history of the meeting can be found on the first page of the transcription. . . . (Click here to read more) “New Transcription: Toronto Monthly Meeting, 1893-1902 (B-2-47)”
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Robynne Rogers Healey and Sydney Harker as the new CFHA Blog Editorial Team. Together they will build and expand on the work that has been accomplished by Allana Mayer since the blog was launched four months ago. . . . (Click here to read more) “Robynne Rogers Healey, Sydney Harker form New Blog Editorial Team”
This guest post is contributed by Doug Smith. Doug Smith volunteered on the transcription of the minute book of Tecumseth Preparative Meeting 1869-1899 (O-8-6) (PDF), as can be found in our Transcriptions page. Here are some of his reflections based on reading the minute book and his own knowledge of the area. . . . (Click here to read more) “Thoughts on thirty years of Tecumseth Preparative Meeting Minutes”
CFHA to produce new ‘George Fox’ set of ‘Who are the Quakers?’ display panels with grant from Samuel Rogers Memorial Trust
CFHA is pleased to announce that design and production of a new set of ‘Who are the Quakers?’ panels will commence shortly. The new panel set will present the life and ministry of George Fox, widely regarded as the spiritual and organisational founder of the Religious Society of Friends. . . . (Click here to read more) “CFHA to produce new ‘George Fox’ set of ‘Who are the Quakers?’ display panels with grant from Samuel Rogers Memorial Trust”
All over the world, digital research collections are being prioritized to ensure continuing access to people working from home, self-isolating, or sheltering in place. Ancestry is no different: they’ve made their usual Library Edition (only available at the computer terminals of contracting public libraries) available from home. . . . (Click here to read more) “Access Ancestry Library Edition from home”
The CFHA is now on Facebook! We’ve set up a page you can follow to see new blog posts, articles, events, and news shared by the community.
Every blog post we publish here will automatically appear there. . . . (Click here to read more) “Find us on Facebook!”
The Committee of Friends Meetinghouse, Uxbridge, Ontario is a group of local Uxbridge and area citizens who have provided stewardship and access to the 200-year-old local Quaker meetinghouse. They are the group which organizes and presents a popular annual gathering and contemporary church service mid-June of each year. . . . (Click here to read more) “Annual Gathering at Uxbridge Friends Meetinghouse Postponed”
We’ve received a researcher question to be put to the expertise of the CFHA and its membership:
. . . (Click here to read more) “Researcher question: Do you know anything about the Lundy family?”
Hello, I just discovered that my great, great grandfather, Enos Lundy III, was a Quaker, whose father, Enos Lundy II and grandfather, Enos Lundy I, immigrated to Canada from Pennsylvaia, USA, in 1805.