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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.

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Hello from the 2019 UELAC Conference!

Greetings from Ottawa–Gatineau, Ontario!

Although several people wear their period clothing for several of the events over the course of the conference, everyone who has brought such an outfit wears it for the Saturday gala banquet. Sylvia Powers, Sir Guy Carleton Branch, seated at left, was the Conference Chair; seated third from the left is Mary Steinhoff, Manitoba Branch, Co-chair for the 2020 Conference in Winnipeg. Mary holds the Loyalist flag which – as is customary – had just been presented to her by Sylvia.

Loyalist Sites: Shelburne, NS

In 1784, with the arrival of a second wave of Loyalists, Shelburne was briefly the fourth largest city in North America – after New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston.

UELAC: What's New

  • Oct. 23: Information about Augustus Killcash has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 23: Information about Hugh Clark has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Oct. 23: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#41, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Oct. 23: Information about John Throckmorton has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 20: Information about Frederick Shelp has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Arden Wade who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 15: Information about Thomas Thomas has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 15: Information about James Carr has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Oct. 15: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#40, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Oct. 14: Information about Edward Mainwaring has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 14: Information about Nathan Field has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Ronald Norris who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 7: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#39, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Oct. 7: Information about John Barnhart has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Oct. 7: Information about David Daley has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 6: Information about Martin Alguire has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Vicki Holmes who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 1: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#38, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Sept. 30: Information about Isaac Hall has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Sept. 30: Information about William Banks has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Sept. 27: The Loyalist Directory and the list of UE Certificates have been updated based on the certificates issued from mid-July to mid-September 2020.
  • Sept. 27: Issues 2020-#36 and 2020-#37 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • Sept. 16: Information about David Dinsmore has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to William Lindsey who contributed new information.
  • Sept. 16: Information about Paul Carrigan has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Sept. 15: Information about Gysbert (Gilbert) Bogert has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Sept. 11: Information about Johan Philip Eamer has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Vicki Holmes who contributed new information.
  • Sept. 10: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#35, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Sept. 10: Information about Conrad Barnet has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Sept. 9: Information about Abraham Blois has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 25: Information about Walter Scott has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 25: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#34, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Aug. 25: Information about James Kelsey has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Garry Kelsey who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 24: Information about Ezra Benedict has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 24: Information about Dougald McMillan has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Sunday Moran who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 20: Information about Daniel Belding has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 18: Information about Alexander Clark (Clarke) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 17: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#33, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Aug. 17: Information about John Burley (Burleigh) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 13: Information about Pvt. John (Johannes) Marcelis has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to William R. Morrison who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 12: Information about Isaac Lamb Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 12: Information about Samuel Covey has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 12: Information about Capt. Michael Grass has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug. 12: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#32, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Aug. 10: Information about Gideon Corey has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug. 7: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#31, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Aug. 6: Information about Barney Gilroy has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Carolyn Brown who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 5: Information about Capt. James Kerr has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 3: Information about Robert Hallett has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 3: Information about Elizabeth Grant has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Mary J. McCutcheon who contributed new information.
  • July 30: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#30, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • July 30: Information about John London has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Dalton London who contributed new information.
  • July 29: Information about Lodewick Tousack has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.
  • July 29: Information about Moses Holt has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Waugh who contributed new information.
  • July 29: Information about Matthew Hawley has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 23: Information about Capt. John Howard has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Waugh who contributed new information.
  • July 23: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#29, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • July 22: Information about Joseph Mercer Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 22: Issue 2020-#28 of Loyalist Trails is now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • July 20: Information about Jemeriah Johnson has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Dalton London who contributed new information.
  • July 20: Information about John Manzer has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Christine Manzer who contributed new information.
  • July 20: Information about Wilhelm Price Jr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.
  • July 20: Information about Wilhelm Price Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.
  • July 20: The Loyalist Directory and the list of UE Certificates have been updated based on the certificates issued in June and early July 2020.
  • July 16: Information about Mahlon Knight has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 16: Information about Thomas Stockford has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Dalton London who contributed new information.
  • July 16: Information about Ralph London has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Dalton London who contributed new information.
  • July 14: Information about Joseph Ryerse (Ryerson) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 13: Information about Zebedee Hammond has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • July 10: Information about Michael Pillar has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 9: Information about William Lawson has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 9: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#27, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • July 7: Information about William Casey has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 7: Information about Patrick McIntee has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.
  • July 2: Information about John Hickey (Sr.) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 2: Information about Nicholas Peterson [1] Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 1: Happy Canada Day from the UELAC!
  • June 30: Information about Barnabas McIntee has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.
  • June 30: Issues 2020-#25 and 2020-#26 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • June 25: Information about Latham Stull has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.
  • June 25: Information about William Secord has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • June 24: Information about Jonathan Anderson has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Cheryl Anderson who contributed new information.
  • June 24: Information about Adam Hutt Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.
  • June 23: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#24, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • June 23: Black Loyalist William Cornelison has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Thomas Murray who contributed new information.
  • June 19: Information about Ephraim Curry has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • June 17: Information about Adam Snyder has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • June 16: Information about James Durham has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • June 16: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#24, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • June 12: Information about Charles Green Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • June 11: The Loyalist Directory and the list of UE Certificates have been updated based on the certificates issued from March, April and May 2020.
  • June 9: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#23, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • June 8: Information about Johann Hendrick (Henry) Windecker has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Linda Young who contributed information.
  • June 4: Information about Jacob Young has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Linda Young who contributed information.
  • June 2: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#22, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 29: Announcing the 2020 Scholarship Challenge, May 24 – July 1.
  • May 29: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#21, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 28: Issues 2020-#19 and 2020-#20 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • May 26: The Loyalist Directory has been updated according to the certificates issued from December 2018 through March 2020.
  • May 19: Information about Samuel Holmes has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Carolyn Brown who contributed information.
  • May 19: Information about Nicholas Amey has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information.
  • May 13: Information about Jacob Bastedo has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Robert Cardona who contributed information.
  • May 12: Information about John Brown (5) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to S. Smith who contributed information.
  • May 11: Information about Jacob Benner has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Robert Foord who contributed information.
  • May 7: Information about Reuben Chase has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Martin Conroy who contributed information.
  • May 7: Information about George Henry Lloyd has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information.
  • May 7: Information about Miles MacInnes has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Carolyn Brown who contributed information.
  • May 7: Information about Munson Jarvis has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information.
  • May 6: Issues 2020-#16, 2020-#17, and 2020-#18 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • Apr. 30: Information about John Benn Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Apr. 30: Information about Musco Wright has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Martin Conroy who contributed new information.
  • Apr. 29: Information about George Miller has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Carolyn Brown who contributed information.
  • Apr. 29: Information about Gershom Wing has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Gerald Hartley who contributed information.
  • Apr. 27: Information about Peter John has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Noble who contributed information.
  • Apr. 24: Information about James Dawson has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Apr. 22: Information about David Mills has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Carolyn Brown who contributed new information.
  • Apr. 21: Information about a second Tertullus Dickinson (son of James) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Martin Conroy who contributed new information.
  • Apr. 17: Information about Nathan Hoeg has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Carolyn Brown who contributed new information.
  • Apr. 17: Information about Myndert Harris Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information.
  • Apr. 17: Information about Tertullus Dickinson (son of Amos) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Martin Conroy who contributed new information.
  • Apr. 14: Issues 2020-#13, 2020-#14 and 2020-#15 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • Apr. 6: Information about Valentine Detlor and David Shorey has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Roger Peterson who contributed new information.
  • Apr. 1: The list of UE Certificates has been updated based on the certificates issued from December 2018 through March 2020.
  • Mar. 27: Information about Nicholas Peterson, Jr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Roger Peterson who contributed information.
  • Mar. 25: Information about Christian Warner has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed information.
  • Mar. 24: Issues 2020-#11 and 2020-#12 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • Mar. 13: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#10, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 4: Issues 2020-#08 and 2020-#09 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • Feb. 29: Issues 2020-#06 and 2020-#07 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • Feb. 7: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#05, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 31: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#04, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 20: The website is back online. Sorry about the downtime. The online Loyalist Trails newsletter has been updated to the latest issue, 2020-#03.
  • Jan. 12: Information about Nicholas Phillips and Jacob Phillips has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Bruce Pitts who contributed "My Phillips Family Story"
  • Jan. 1: Happy new year from the UELAC!