Gord Thompson and I met Dave Zavitz from the Middlesex Centre Archives when we staffed a CFHA booth at the Ontario Genealogical Fair in London in June 2019. Dave, well familiar with CFHA from his own Quaker background, invited us to set up a CFHA display at the Middlesex Centre Archives’ Heritage Fair this last February. . . .
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. . . .
As co-chairs of the Canadian Friends Historical Association (CFHA), it is with great pleasure that we, Jeff Dudiak and Gord Thompson, welcome CFHA members and website visitors to our blog.
This blog opens up exciting opportunities for dialogue and information sharing. . . .
The CFHA will be joining the Middlesex Centre Archives this weekend at the Middlesex Heritage Fair. We’ll have a booth where you can learn about Quaker history and descendance, our new website, and our programs and activities.
The Fair will be 10am to 4pm on Saturday the 22nd at the Delaware Community Centre: 2652 Gideon Drive, Delaware, ON, N0L 1E0 (map)
The event is free and there’s lots of parking! . . .
Happy Black History Month! The CFHA has numerous documents and publications that can help you with historical research and inquiry about Black people in Canada.
One such document is the Memorial written about William Allen, a man who was born as a slave in Tennessee and died as a minister at the Yonge St. . . .