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)”
“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”
It has been almost a year since the previous issue of The Meetinghouse has been published. The usual activities of CFHA have continued during this interval. In addition, much effort has gone into upgrafing member on-line capability. . . . (Click here to read more) “Message from the Chair”
The Canadian Friends Historical Association is pleased to announce the creation of two new posters. The new posters have been added to the existing ‘Who are the Quakers?’ display sets. This brings the number of posters in the complete set to 10. . . . (Click here to read more) “Two New Posters Added to the ‘Who are the Quakers?’ display set.”
The “Tidbits” included in this issue of The Meetinghouse are all taken from transcriptions of meeting minutes recorded at various times and location in the meetings then established in Upper Canada. The excerpts broadly relate to items of business which came before and “claimed the aattention” of the Preparative (PM) or Monthly (MM) meeting. . . . (Click here to read more) “Transcription Tidbits”
Contributed by David Zavitz
Thanks to David Zavitz for compiling the following list of Quaker documents and family history records available at the Middlesex Centre Archives. David advises that at present none of these records are viewable online via the Archives. . . . (Click here to read more) “Middlesex Centre Archives, Delaware, Ontario Quaker Record Holdings”
The following is the list of postings of new minute book transcriptions and other documents which have been added to the CFHA website since the last issue of The Meetinghouse. This list includes new previously unavailable transcriptions of 13 meeting minute books. . . . (Click here to read more) “Latest Website Postings Update”
We are very pleased to announce that CFHA has taken some bold and necessary steps and secured the assistance of Allana Mayer and Chris Landry on a part-time basis.
Allana will be upgrading the CFHA website and adding new member features and capability. . . . (Click here to read more) “CFHA Welcomes Allana Mayer and Chris Landry”
The AGM of the Canadian Friends Historical Association (CFHA) will be held once
again this year at Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7 on
Seventh Day, the 21 st of Ninth Month (Saturday, September21) 2019.
Registration will open at 9:00 AM in the Dining Room. . . . (Click here to read more) “Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Friends Historical Association”
What goes on at a CFHA Annual General Meeting? The morning business meeting satisfies the official requirement that CFHA provide financial and activity reports for the scrutiny, review and approval of the members. It is also the time when the proposed slate of members willing to serve on the Executive committee in the coming year, and the draft budget, are reviewed and approved. . . . (Click here to read more) “AGM 2018 Highlights”