As of October 2019, the Canadian Quaker Archives and Library have temporarily suspended operations. The Archives Committee is working to address issues to lead to the re-opening of the Canadian Quaker Archives and Library as soon as possible. (Last updated: August 2020)
For anyone seeking information regarding our library or vault holdings, inventory lists can be found at quaker.ca/archives/our-collection. For those requesting genealogical information, we recommend a visit to www.ancestry.ca (there is free access at many public libraries) as our earliest records are available there.
Many transcriptions of those early records, historic journals, and much more are also available on the Canadian Friends Historical Association website.
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Welcome to the website of the Canadian Quaker Archives and Library, your gateway to the history of Quakers in Canada.
Here you will find information about the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada from the 1700s onwards. You will find indexes to our collection as well as transcriptions of the early records of Quaker Meetings.
Genealogists will also find our early Quaker records on www.ancestry.ca.
More transcriptions, newsletters and information on Canadian Quakers may also be found on the website of the Canadian Friends Historical Association.
The Canadian Quaker Archives welcomes inquiries from researchers and genealogists. The part-time Archivist will answer as soon as possible. Visits are also welcome by appointment.
The Archives and Library are located at Pickering College in Newmarket, Ontario.