Canadian Quaker Highlight: Anna Solmes Cronk

The Canadian Quaker Highlight series features the stories of Friends whose lives are part of the Canadian Quaker experience.

Anna (Engeltie, or ‘Angelica’) Solmes was born in Dutchess County, New York, in 1774.[1] Anna immigrated to Upper Canada in the late 1790s after her marriage to Jacob Cronk. . . . (Click here to read more) “Canadian Quaker Highlight: Anna Solmes Cronk”

Randy Saylor presents Guide to Quaker Sources to Quinte branch of Ontario Ancestry

Randy Saylor has supported CFHA in many ways. He initiated the CFHA website and served many years as webmaster. He also initiated in Canada collaborative internet transcription of Quaker minute books, a project he continues to administer. A Quaker descendant himself, Randy has spent decades researching and writing about diverse aspects of Quaker experience. . . . (Click here to read more) “Randy Saylor presents Guide to Quaker Sources to Quinte branch of Ontario Ancestry”

Founders and Builders Series: Kathleen Hertzberg

In its almost fifty-year history, CFHA has come a long way! From the association’s publication of its first newsletters in the year it was established to our very recent entree into the digital world of blogging, the goal has remained the same: preserving and communicating the on-going history and faith of Friends in Canada and their contribution to the Canadian experience. . . . (Click here to read more) “Founders and Builders Series: Kathleen Hertzberg”

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”