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The Quaker Minute Book
Transcription Project


Records Committee is committed to increasing access to the collections in its care. As part of this goal, and in cooperation with a team of volunteers, the early Canadian minute books are being transcribed up to about 1850. Currently, minute books for the Meetings at Adolphustown/West Lake (Prince Edward County and Lennox and Addington County), Pelham (Niagara), and Yonge Street (Newmarket) are being transcribed.

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Volunteers are always needed! You can committ to transcribing as much or as little as you are able to do.

Its easy! The Transcription Coordinator will email you a digital photo of one page from a book you are interested in transcribing. Open the image in your favourite photo imaging software and transcribe the text into a Microsoft Word document. When its completed, email the transcribed page back to the Coordinator.

Once all the pages are done, each transcribed page will be merged into one master document and uploaded to the Quaker Archives and Library of Canada website. Transcribers are identified in the document.

After you've completed your page, just let the Coordinator know if you want to receive more pages.

Please contact the Transcription Coordinator for more information or to volunteer.

Searching the Transcripts

To search the transcribed minute books:

Adolphustown/West Lake Minute Book Transcripts

The Adolphustown Meetinghouse, from the collection of the Archives of Ontario
The Adolphustown Meetinghouse, 1899.

Norwich Minute Book Transcripts

Norwich Meetinghouse
The Norwich Meetinghouse,

Pelham Minute Book Transcripts

Pelham Meetinghouse
The Pelham Meetinghouse,

Yonge Street Minute Book Transcripts

Yonge Street Meetinghouse
The Yonge Street Meetinghouse

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