New Transcription: Toronto Monthly Meeting, 1893-1902 (B-2-47)

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)”

Plaque of the Dunkerron Quaker cemetery.

Thoughts on thirty years of Tecumseth Preparative Meeting Minutes

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”

Access Ancestry Library Edition from home

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”

Researcher question: Do you know anything about the Lundy family?

We’ve received a researcher question to be put to the expertise of the CFHA and its membership:

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.

. . . (Click here to read more) “Researcher question: Do you know anything about the Lundy family?”

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”

Textiles in Upper Canada

Anne Adams on Three Generations of a Quaker Family and Their Textiles

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”

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”

Reflections on the Middlesex Centre Archives’ Heritage Fair, February 22, 2020

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. . . . (Click here to read more) “Reflections on the Middlesex Centre Archives’ Heritage Fair, February 22, 2020”