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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.

The United Empire Loyalists were generally 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.”

In addition to perhaps one Canadian in ten having a Loyalist ancestor, many others of Loyalist descent live elsewhere – in the United States, in commonwealth countries such as Australia and New Zealand, and scattered around the world. The subjects in the menu to the left reflect the activities of many members of the Association, the branches, and the Association itself.

Activities of the UELAC are guided by six key directives stated in its Mission Statement.

Events and Projects

UELAC: What's New

  • Oct. 27: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#43, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Oct. 21: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#42, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Oct. 14: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#41, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Oct. 8: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#40, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Oct. 6: More information about Loyalists Roelof Ostrom, Joseph Ebbett, Michael Hawkins, Catherine Gerow, Henry Wanamaker, Richard Wanamaker, Hannah James, Benjamin James, Sarah Whitney, and the Appleby family (James Sr. & Jr., John, Benjamin, Peter, Henry, and more) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Oct. 5: The Loyalist Directory has been updated with the information from certificates issued through the end of September 2014.
  • Oct. 5: More information about Loyalist Jonathan Williams has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Oct. 3: More information about Loyalist Isaac Vollick (Volich, Van Valkenburg) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 30: More information about Loyalists Christopher John Hanes and William Melick (Melich/Moelich) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 30: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#39, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Sept. 29: More information about Loyalist John McDougall has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 25: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#38, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Sept. 25: More information about Loyalists Widow Sutherland and John Green has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 24: Loyalist names from the Muster Roll at Gulliver's Hole, S. Mary's Bay and Sissiboo, have been added to the Loyalist Directory from “Supplement to the History of the County of Annapolis” by A.W. Savary
  • Sept. 23: More information about Loyalist Caleb Wood has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 22: More information about Loyalists Stephen Fountain and John Day has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 18: More information about Loyalist Robert Merritt has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 17: Issues 2014-#35, 2014-#36 and 2014-#37 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • Sept. 17: More information about Loyalist John Green has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 16: More information about Loyalists Abraham DeForest, Marcus Snyder, and Johann (Jacob) Powley has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 15: More information about Loyalists Benjamin Becraft and Col. James Moody has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 11: More information about Loyalists William Stuart, James Stinson, and John McAlpine (Macalpine) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 9: More information about Loyalists Ezekiel Younglove and John Golding has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 8: More information about Loyalists William Tyler, William Judd, Shadrach Stephens, and William Kennedy has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 7: Information about Loyalists Isaiah Cain and Jacob Carns has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 5: More information about Loyalist Leonard Slipp (Schloepp) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Sept. 2: More information about Loyalists Col. James Moody, John and Henry Bulyea, and John Gordon has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug. 29: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#34, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Aug. 29: More information about Loyalists Johan Jost (John Joseph) Petrie, Sr. and his son Joseph Petrie Jr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug. 28: More information about Loyalist James Jackson has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug. 27: More information about Loyalist Joseph Orser has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug. 24: More information about Loyalist Isaac Horton has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug. 22: More information about Loyalist Peter Stover has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug. 20: More information about Loyalist Obadiah Tompkins has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug 17: More information about Loyalist Nicholas Barnhart has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug. 13: Issues 2014-#31 and 2014-#32 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • July 31: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2014-#30, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • July 30: The Loyalist Directory has been updated with the information from certificates issued through June 2014.
  • 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.