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”

A quick history lesson from NPR on how Quakers invented the price tag

 

NPR’s Planet Money published this charming video about the history of charging fair prices to consumers:

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.

. . . (Click here to read more) “A quick history lesson from NPR on how Quakers invented the price tag”

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”

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”

New transcript! Plus: Help the CFHA Document Historical Quakers

Today we are announcing a new transcription available for your perusal: Muncy Women’s Monthly Meeting 1799-1819. This document was provided for our transcription by Swarthmore College Library, and was transcribed by Carman Foster.

Those settling under the Pelham Meeting in the Niagara area and including the Yonge St Meeting around Newmarket mostly came via New Jersey and Pennsylvania meetings.

. . . (Click here to read more) “New transcript! Plus: Help the CFHA Document Historical Quakers”

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”