Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College supports CFHA transcriptions

We are pleased to be advised that Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College will make images of men’s and women’s minute books from Muncy Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania. Muncy Meeting (formerly Catawissa Monthly Meeting) was the source meeting of many Quaker migrants who relocated in Upper Canada at the beginning of the 19th century. . . . (Click here to read more) “Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College supports CFHA transcriptions”

Quakers who were United Empire Loyalists: The 2019 CFHA AGM Keynote by Randy Saylor

On September 21st 2019, the CFHA held its Annual General Meeting at Toronto Friends House. Those who attended were delighted by the keynote research delivered by Randy Saylor, CFHA’s Transcriptions editor and former Webmaster. We share the text of his talk below (without references) as well as in this PDF (with references) for reading at your leisure. . . . (Click here to read more) “Quakers who were United Empire Loyalists: The 2019 CFHA AGM Keynote by Randy Saylor”

New transcription: Pelham MM 1834-1886 (H-7-4)

We’ve just added a new transcription – Pelham Monthly Meeting 1834 – 1866 (H-7-4).

A proposition from Michigan Quarterly Meeting to Erase the word “of Ministers and Elders” from a paragraph of the Discipline 22ndpage was considered and united with & the womens Meeting have informed us of their concurrence the proposed change is accordingly adopted The paragraph in future will read thus When a Minister has a concern to make a religious visit to Europe?

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In Memoriam: Kathleen Schmitz-Hertzberg (1916 – 2019)

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. . . . (Click here to read more) “In Memoriam: Kathleen Schmitz-Hertzberg (1916 – 2019)”

Randy Saylor to make Keynote Presentation: Quaker United Empire Loyalists: An Exploration

“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.   . . . (Click here to read more) “Randy Saylor to make Keynote Presentation: Quaker United Empire Loyalists: An Exploration”