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The United Empire Loyalists

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About the UE Loyalists

In the main, the United Empire Loyalists were those who had been settled in the thirteen colonies at the outbreak of the American Revolution, who remained loyal to and took up the Royal Standard, and who settled in what is now Canada at the end of the war.

For more about the Loyalists, read "History of the Loyalists".

About the UELAC

The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians through knowledge of the past, in particular the history of the United Empire Loyalists and their contribution to the development of Canada. Activities of the UELAC are guided by six key directives stated in its Mission Statement.

In addition to perhaps one Canadian in ten having a Loyalist ancestor, many who live elsewhere – in the United States, in commonwealth countries such as Australia and New Zealand, or in nearly any other country round the world – are also of Loyalist descent. The subjects to the left reflect the activities of many members of the Association, and the branches of and the Association itself.

UELAC: What's New

  • July 22: Issues 2014-#28 and 2014-#29 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • July 20: More information about Loyalist Gasper Brown has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • July 19: More information about Loyalists George Hughson, Finlay Malcolm and Garrett Miller has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • July 14: More information about Loyalist Elisha Willcox Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • July 13: More information about Loyalist Christopher Harrison and Zebulon Shippy has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • July 12: Information about Loyalists Amos Ansley, John Diamond and Finley Malcolm has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • July 11: Issues 2014-#26 and 2014-#27 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • July 6: Information about Loyalist Samuel Woodward has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • July 3: Information about Loyalists Joseph Folkins Sr., Edward Foster (NS) and Christopher Harrison has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • June 28: Issues 2014-#22, 2014-#23, 2014-#24 and 2014-#25 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • June 22: Information about Loyalists John Hogeboom, Isaiah Cain and Jacob Carns has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • June 14: Information about Loyalist William Cope Sr has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • May 26: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#21, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 20: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#20, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 19: Information about Loyalist John Pickell Sr and sons Christopher, Jacob and John Jr has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • May 12: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#19, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 11: Information about Loyalists James Kelsey and John Mersereau has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • May 6: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#18, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 28: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#17, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 28: Information about Loyalists Abraham DeForest and William Frost (and wife Sarah Frost) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 21: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#16, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 20: Information about Loyalist John Snider has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 19: Information about Loyalists Antonius Ostrander and Zebulon Shippy (Shippey) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 18: Information about Loyalists Jacob Eaman and Col. James Moody has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 16: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#15, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 13: Information about Loyalists George Gardiner, Joseph Gray and Johann (Jacob) Powley has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 9: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#14, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 31: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#13, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 31: Information about Loyalist James Stewart Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 30: Information about Loyalists Jacob Ball Sr. and Andrew Denike has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 29: Information about Loyalists Thomas Casselman and David Secord (Sr) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 26: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#12, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 21: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#11, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 14: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#10, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 2: Information about Loyalist Lt. Brant Johnson and daughters Jemima, Mary and Sarah and about Thomas Condon, Jabez and Timothy Culver and Thomas McMicking has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 27: Issues 2014-#07 and 2014-#08 of Loyalist Trails are now available. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • Feb. 26: Issues 2014-#05 and 2014-#06 of Loyalist Trails are now available. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • Feb. 25: Information about Loyalist Abiathar Camp Jr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 23: Information about Loyalists Philip Keithland, Constant King Jr., George Rutter and John Shibley has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 18: Information about Loyalist Philip Roblin Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 16: Information about Loyalists Cornelius Lambert, Andrew Milross and Evan Roys Jr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 15: Information about Loyalists Peter Davy and David McGregor Rogers has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 2: Information about Loyalists Jabez Culver, Timothy Culver Sr and Johann Christian Plato has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 1: Information about Loyalists John Kemp Sr. and George Playter has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 31: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#04, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 29: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#03, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 26: Information about Loyalists Samuel Moss and George Adam Stillman has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 25: Information about Loyalists David Bertran Sr. and Dr. James Boggs has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 19: Information about Loyalist Frederick Baker has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 20: The Loyalist Directory has been updated with the information from certificates issued from September - December of 2013
  • Jan. 19: Information about Loyalist Daniel Shipman Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 15: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#02, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 12: Information about Loyalist Marmaduke Hutchinson Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 11: Information about Loyalists Daniel Lightheart and Major James Rogers has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 8: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#01, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 4: Information about Loyalist David Fraser has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 2: Information about James Rogers 2 (possible Loyalist) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 1: Happy new year! The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2013-#49, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.