We’ll be helping to close out the Ontario Ancestors 2020 annual conference in Hamilton this June. On Sunday the 7th we’ll be presenting at 2:30pm. We’ll be talking about our efforts to modernize our organization and provide new digital resources for researching Quaker history: from updating our website and indexing our publications to building a new digital archives platform to present our digitized documents and transcriptions. . . .
We’ve just shared two new transcriptions! Pickering Prep Orthodox 1828-1852 minutes book (O-6-1) and Norwich Monthly Meeting Women’s 1819-49 (H-5-1) are now online. Thanks as always to our wonderful transcription team!
Please note we’ve also made an update to the Pickering Orthodox Monthly Meeting 1842-1870. . . .
The 2020 Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists will be held at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, June 12th to 14th.
Proposals are now being accepted:
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The Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists (CQHA) will hold its 23rd biennial conference at Earlham College on June 12-14, 2020.
Kathleen Schmitz-Hertzberg (nee Brookhouse) was born on Fourth Day, the sixteenth of Second Month in 1916. Her birth commenced a life of almost 103 years and one which made a difference in the lives of countless people who knew Kathleen or benefitted from one or more of the many aspects of the energy she devoted to Quaker service and concerns. . . .
“At our preparative Meeting of Pelham the 29th of the 5th Mo. 1811
This Meeting was Inform,d that Benjamin Birdsall is Living in the Neglect of Attending meetings Appears out of plainness both in Dress and Address and making use of the Vain Compliments of the World & that he is Concernd in the Distillation of Grain also that he has Reciev,d A tract of Land of land from Government under the Appelation of UE. . . .
The Canadian Friends Historical Association is pleased to announce the creation of two new posters. The new posters have been added to the existing ‘Who are the Quakers?’ display sets. This brings the number of posters in the complete set to 10. . . .
The “Tidbits” included in this issue of The Meetinghouse are all taken from transcriptions of meeting minutes recorded at various times and location in the meetings then established in Upper Canada. The excerpts broadly relate to items of business which came before and “claimed the aattention” of the Preparative (PM) or Monthly (MM) meeting. . . .
Contributed by David Zavitz
Thanks to David Zavitz for compiling the following list of Quaker documents and family history records available at the Middlesex Centre Archives. David advises that at present none of these records are viewable online via the Archives. . . .