Loyalist Research Resources
Resources: Loyalist History and Genealogy
There are many sources of information about the Loyalist era, about the Loyalists and their families, and about their family histories and genealogies. Some of these resources are available within the branches of the UELAC and the Association itself. Many more are in libraries, archives and research centres. Although this list will never be completed, we are trying to note as many as we can and try to indicate with each any focus it has, be the focus geographical or type of information. The resources first noted are within the UELAC branches and the Association itself, followed by those outside the UELAC.
- The Friends Of The Loyalist Collection at Brock University
- The Loyalist Collection at the Harriet Irving Library, UNB
- British Columbia Genealogical Society - Walter Draycott Library in Surrey BC is now the home of the UELAC Vancouver Branch Library.
- The David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, PA, USA
- Loyalist Passengers on HMS Clinton in 1783 New York to Nova Scotia
A growing number of resources for the researcher are available online, where the data is directly available to web surfers. This is a short list which we would like to increase. It is not meant to link to information about one family (see our Loyalist Directory), but to resources which are broader. Check the Research Data List below:
- Notes and links by John Noble about Searching Loyalist Claims on Ancestry.ca and Elsewhere
- National Library of Scotland: Loyalists in Revolutionary New York, with special notes on Myles Cooper and John Inglis
- Library and Archives Canada
- Nova Scotia Releases Early Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, One Million Historical Names Go Online
- First Families of New Brunswick
- The Ward Chipman Papers. Ward Chipman the Elder, (1754-1824), a Massachusetts lawyer, was also an army administrator in the State of New York between 1777 and 1783. In 1784, he settled in New Brunswick, where he served as solicitor general until 1808. The Ward Chipman Papers contain muster rolls of Loyalists, and their families, who were members of demobilized regiments and who settled in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This research tool provides access to nearly 19,000 references to Loyalist families. The Ward Chipman Papers
- Index of Owners and Tenants in the Mecklenburg District, 1790
- New York State Confiscations http://2020ok.com/books/72/loyalism-in-new-york-during-the-american-revolution-53672.htm. This is a free (uncopyrighted) downloadable book and the list of Confiscations are in the Appendix at the end.
- Loyalists of Chaleur Bay
- Loyalists named in NY 1779 Attainder Act and Loyalists escorted North towards Montreal Document by Rick Porter, NY Historian
- Contact details for USA county and local government offices. www.countyoffice.org is a site a great number of local county and state offices - nationwide - with phone numbers, addresses and directions. Find Government Offices in your USA County.
Some researches have assembled information and sources for types or groups of subjects. If you are researching within one of these groups, this information may help you find something more.