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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.

UELAC: What's New

  • May 21: Information about Loyalists Gideon Adams, David Embury Sr. and Donald McCall has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • May 20: Information about Loyalist Anthony Westbrook (including certificate application and extensive documentation) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • May 19: New book review: A Short Service History And Master Roll Of James Rogers' 2nd Battalion, King's Rangers, by Gavin K. Watt. Reviewed by Peter W. Johnson, UE.
  • May 19: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#20, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 16: The 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants) - Becoming a Re-enactor by Brian McConnell UE.
  • May 13: Information about Loyalists Russell Pitman, James Fitchett, Hugh Cowperthwaite, and Thomas Condon Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • May 11: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#19, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 8: Information about Loyalists Richard Bowlby and Gideon Adams has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • May 5: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#18, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 4: Information about Loyalists Jacob Diamond Sr., Capt. Peter Ruttan Sr., and Thomas Merritt Jr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • May 1: Information about Loyalists Jacob Coons and James McCollum has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 29: A second entry for the ship Camel – with passenger list – has been added to the list of Loyalist ships.
  • Apr. 29: Information about Loyalists Capt. Archibald McLean and Joshua Currie has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 28: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#17, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 28: Information about Loyalist Allan McDonell has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 24: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#16, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 23: Information about Loyalists Matthias Moran, William Moran, Lutheran Morris, Robert Spicer, and Issachar Currier has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 22: Information about Loyalists Issachar Currier, Alexander McDonell [#2], and Michael Johannes Warner (Sr.) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 17: Information about Loyalists Helena McDonell, Jacobus Schryver, and Philip Keithland (Keithline) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 13: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#15, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 13: Information about Loyalists Josiah Cass, William Casselman, and Hermanus Best has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 8: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#14, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 8: Information about Loyalists Jacob German and Samuel & Thomas Peters has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 6: Information about Loyalist Charles Inglis has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 3: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#13, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 1: Information about Loyalist John Cornwall has been added – no April fool's – to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 23: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#12, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 22: Information about Loyalists Charles Church, Jonathan Mills Church, Malachi Church, Oliver Church, Oliver Jr. Church, William Church, Levi Comstock, William Merrick, and Solomon Johns has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 19: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#11, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 19: Information about Loyalists Oliver Campbell, Abraham Bolton, and Rachel Kent has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 17: Information about Loyalists Henry Wright, John German Sr., Gabriel Purdy and William Underhill has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 16: Information about Loyalists Richard Fenton and Israel Harding has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 13: Information about Loyalists George Sutherland, John Ferguson Sr. and Jeremiah Moore Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 12: Information about Loyalist John Cornwall has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 11: Information about Loyalists Jacob Glover, Jacob Holder, James Moore, and Samuel Sharp has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 8: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#10, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 5: Information about Loyalists Abraham Young, Adam Young, and John Young has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 4: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#09, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 3: Information about Loyalists Peter McAlpine and John Moore has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 28: Information about Loyalists Conrade Best, Adam Best, Elias Snider Sr., and John A. Snider (Snyder) Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 26: Information about Loyalists James Burwell and Joseph Ferriss has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 24: Bay of Quinte Branch's project to restore the Monument to the United Empire Loyalists has been updated with a final report.
  • Feb. 23: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#08, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Feb. 23: Information about Loyalist Anthony Van Blarcom has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 20: Information about Loyalists Jacob Phillips, (John) Conrad Sills, Samuel Burwell, and Colin Campbell Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 18: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#07, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Feb. 18: Information about Loyalist Jacob Arner has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 13: Information about Loyalist Ebenezer Jones (including certificate application) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 12: Information about Loyalists David Burlock, John Farrel, Peter Collier, and Andrew Denike has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 9: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#06, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Feb. 9: Information about Loyalist William Cain has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 6: Information about Loyalist David Bleakney has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 5: Information about Loyalist William Reed has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 4: Information about Loyalists John Lawrence, John Link, and Elisha Willcox Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 2: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#05, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Feb. 2: Further documentation for Peter Horning has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 30: Information about Loyalists John Secord, Sr., Col. John Butler, Chambers Blakely, Jacob Glover, and James Jones (of Niagara) has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 26: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#04, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 23: Information about Loyalists Reuben Mott and John Bell has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 21: Information about Loyalists David Palmer and Christopher V. Robinson has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 20: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#03, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 20: Information about Loyalists Issachar Currier, Peter Horning (with extensive documentation & resources), and John Depue (Depew), Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 16: Information about Loyalists Samuel V. Bayard and Philip Switzer has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 15: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#02, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 14: Information about Loyalists John Ferguson and Reuben Mott has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 13: Information about Loyalist Margaret Kaims Lymburner has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 9: Information about Loyalists Samuel Andrews and Levi Warner has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 8: Information about Loyalists David Cole and Joseph Doan has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 6: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#01, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 5: Information about Loyalists Israel Harding and Matthew Lymburner has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 2: Information about Loyalist John Stockwell has been added to the Loyalist Directory.