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The goal was to transcribe
all the old Quaker Meeting Minute books and Registers from Upper Canada
between 1797 and about 1850.
These include the minutes of Adolphustown, West Lake, Pelham, Yonge St,
Pickering, Norwich, Lobo and other areas of settlement.
The Archives for the old records of the Society of Friends
(Quakers) in Canada is in Newmarket, Ontario, under the control of
the Canada Yearly Meeting and this project is sanctioned by this
body. The project began in Oct 2005.
This project has been dormant for a few years but is currently under discussion by the Canadian Friends Historical Association.
first record chosen
for this project was the Adolphustown
minute book. It dates from 1797 to 1813 and is the oldest such book in
Canada. It is filled with information of interest to genealogists and
social historians. Adolphustown is the
point of land in Lennox and Addington County that forms the north shore
of the east end of the Bay of Quinte. It was settled in 1784 and
a strong Quaker community developed shortly after that time. We are now
doing a second book.
- Digital images have been taken of
documents and transcribers have volunteered. A photo of the camera set up is shown on the 'Contact Me'
will be owned by Canada Yearly Meeting
transcription is a new document. The completed document will be
posted on the CYM website
for free use
by all for their personal research..
- Transcribers efforts will be recognized by having
name recorded in the transcription.
- Five Regions
Upper Canada have
been identified for the project.
- West Lake (from
1798): Includes Adolphustown, West Lake, Ameliasburgh,
Bloomfield, Cold Creek, Green Point: Randy Saylor
- Pelham (from
- Yonge St
In the past the transcribers the process was as follows.
- Volunteers receive a digital image of a page from the original minute
book by email from the person overseeing that part of the project.
- View the image using a photo image program.
- Transcribe the page using a word processor.
- Email the transcribed page back.
- Receive more pages if desired. Do as many pages as you
- Email me if you would like to be involved when the Project gets going again.