Loyalist Branch Projects
The Mission and Objectives of the UELAC demand that we work to preserve and promote our Canadian history, with a particular focus on the Loyalist timeframe of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Loyalist heritage takes many forms from actual buildings of the time to family histories, genealogies, stories, military records, monuments, artifacts, correspondence and so much more.
At a high level, an objective is to identify these things, protect them and then help interested people locate them for research or personal interest. Tackling such a huge task is challenging. That said, Loyalists and friends have just dug in and tackled the job, one project at a time. Whether by an individual, group, Branch or the Association itself, projects have been completed, but more are under way and many more will be undertaken. Below is a list of some of those projects.
Some funds are available from the UELAC to assist a Branch with a project. If your UELAC Branch would like such Dominion financial support, have your Executive designate the project as a Branch Project and then submit the application to the Chairman of the Grants Committee. Minor projects (less than $500.00) are considered and funded throughout the year. Requests for support of major projects (greater than $500.00) for the following calendar year are received by the Grants Committee following the establishment of the budget by Dominion Council in the fall, and the amounts to be given to successful grant applications are confirmed at the spring meeting of the Dominion Council. The application form for both minor and major projects is available from the Chairman of the Grants Committee.
If your UELAC Branch has undertaken a project which preserves and/or promotes the Loyalist heritage, contact Doug Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about being described here.
For the 2014 Centennial of the UELAC, a book about Loyalists in British Columbia by Vancouver Branch and compiler and editor Dr. Peter Moogk UE
Transcriptions and Indexing of Haldimand Papers from our 131 microfilms purchased with the help of Dominion Council Major Grants by the Vancouver Branch
Loyalist Burial Site Project by New Brunswick Branch
The New Brunswick Branch is undertaking to write Volume 2 of Loyalists All, a book of biographical sketches of New Brunswick Loyalists. For more information, read this description and contact the editor, Eric Langley.
Restoration of Ascot Corner Pioneer Cemetery by Little Forks Branch
Heritage Mapping Project by Bay of Quinte Branch
Dr. Burleigh Loyalist Records Project by Bay of Quinte Branch
1784-86 Casey House Project by Bay of Quinte Branch
Little Forks Branch Helps Restore Dufferin Heights Monuments to Early Settlers
The Home District Loyalists Project by Toronto Branch
Restoration of the Garrison Cemetery, Hastings County by Charles Ross UE, Kawartha Branch
Grand River Branch to Mark Additional Loyalist Cemeteries in the Long Point Settlement
A Loyalist Cemetery Plaquing Project by Hamilton Branch has successfully marked eleven cemeteries between 2009 and 2015. Read about the project including a list of the cemeteries and the Loyalists buried there.
The Monument to the United Empire Loyalists – the oldest monument to the Loyalists in Canada – is located in the old Loyalist Cemetery in the United Empire Loyalist Heritage Centre and Park in Adolphustown, Ontario. Its restoration is a joint project by the UEL Heritage Centre and Park and the Bay of Quinte Branch, with a planned completion date in 2014. Updated August 2014; Updated with final report February 2015.
Grand River Branch – Long Point Settlement: Loyalists and Their Sons and Daughters
UEL Heritage Centre (Bay of Quinte Branch) completed its Digital Family Lineage project.
Edmonton Branch completed its 2012 Annual Community Parades project on July 28.
Victoria Branch outdoor display tent – Project completed June 2012.
Edmonton Branch completed its 2011 Annual Community Parades project on July 1, Canada Day.
London and Western Ontario Branch completed its Captain Jonathan Snyder, UE, Project in 2011
London and Western Ontario Branch UELAC Loyalist Display Project, completed 2011
Early Settlers Along the Niagara River Parkway by Colonel John Butler Branch, completed October 2011
Colonel John Butler Branch Marks Plato Cemetery
Loyalist Rose Garden on the Causeway by Victoria Branch, completed 2008.
"At The End of The Trail" Calendar by London & Western Ontario Branch, completed 2008
Colonel John Butler (Niagara) Branch Marks Carl-Misener-Bald Cemetery, completed June 9, 2007
Mary Hutchins Memorial Loyalist Project at Kingsville Historical Park by Bicentennial Branch, completed August 2005
Grand River Branch marks more Loyalist cemeteries, completed December, 2006
Grand River Branch marks Loyalist cemeteries in the Long Point Settlement, completed December, 2005
Jeremiah French Tombstone by Sir Guy Carleton and St. Lawrence Branches, completed June 19, 2005
Poetry U.E., part one of the Millennium Project by Heritage Branch
Restoration of William Secord Servos's Grave by Col. John Butler Branch, completed May, 2005
Wiltse Cemetery Restoration by Col. Edward Jessup Branch, completed Oct 2, 2004
John Cameron Tombstone by Mabel MacLean, St. Lawrence Branch, completed August, 2004