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.
NPR’s Planet Money published this charming video about the history of charging fair prices to consumers:
. . . (Click here to read more) “A quick history lesson from NPR on how Quakers invented the price tag”
For most of human history, you had to haggle over prices before you could buy something. The Quakers were among the first people to commit to fixed prices — and they did it because they thought it was more fair.
We repost information from the following webpage:
. . . (Click here to read more) “The CQHA 2020 Conference is Postponed”
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.
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?”
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”
Published in the 2006 edition of the Canadian Journal of Quaker History, Anne G. Adams’ article, “‘Done Without Spectacles…’ Three Generations of a Quaker Family and Their Textiles,” follows the textile trail of the British-born Mullett family who settled in Upper Canada in 1821. . . . (Click here to read more) “Textiles in Upper Canada”
We recently received the following genealogy question via our contact form:
. . . (Click here to read more) “Help answer this question: do you know anything about Aaron Tool?”
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.