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Bay of Quinte Branch: Burleigh Loyalist Records Project

Lt. Col. H.C. Burleigh, MD was the genealogist of the UELAC Bay of Quinte Branch from 1956 to 1975. Upon his death in 1980, Dr. Burleigh’s personal genealogy notes were placed in the Queens University Archives (see http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/burleigh.htm) where they have become a “must-see” for Quinte Loyalist researchers. The Queen’s records list over 1,000 family names. What some people do not realize is that many of the sundry scraps of paper at Queens are Dr. Burleigh’s rough notes for the finished applications that are in the archival collection of the Bay of Quinte Branch. The Branch has undertaken to complement the Queen’s Collection by referencing the applications with primary proof. To date we have a Burleigh-connected database of over 50,000 individuals. This Project is in the initial stages and requires Volunteers to bring added-value to this archival collection.