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The UELAC Loyalist Trails Newsletter Archive

About Loyalist Trails

The UELAC publishes the weekly Loyalist Trails email newsletter for members and friends containing a variety of information items from the branches, the association, various committees, and individual contributors. Anyone interested in Loyalists and Loyalist-era history is welcome to subscribe to the newsletter. Please tell your friends.

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2017 Newsletters

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-17: April 23, 2017
- 2017 UELAC Conference: Discover Your Roots
- The Portrait of Sarah Hay: Part One, by Stephen Davidson
- Jacob Farrand UEL and Peter Everitt UEL
- Borealia: Refugees Fit for Rescue: Loyalists, Maroons, and Mi'kmaq
- JAR: Did Generals Mismanage the Battle of Brooklyn?
- Ben Franklin's World: The Road to Concord, 1775
- The Junto: “We lost our appetite for food”
- The Loyalist Gazette: Status of the Spring 2017 Issue
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Peter Warren Wentworth Bell, UE
- Queries:
      + Stilljohn Purdy

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-16: April 16, 2017
- 2017 UELAC Conference: Discover Your Roots
- A Weekend Like Any Other: Loyalists and Easter, by Stephen Davidson
- UELAC Scholarship Challenge
- American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference
- Atlantic Loyalist Collection: Surprising Church Records
- Borealia: Canadian Exceptionalism is about Land and Resources
- JAR: A Runaway A Day
- Georgian Papers Programme: A King Muses on History
- New York Public Library: Transportation, Communications, and Colonial War
- The Junto: The Influence of the Scottish Highlands on the British Army in early America
- The Loyalist Gazette
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-15: April 9, 2017
- 2017 UELAC Conference: Discover Your Roots
- Unpacking a 1784 Land Grant (Part Three): The Tangled Story of Titus Finch, by Stephen Davidson
- Reader's Contributions Appreciated
- Remembering the Loyalists of Queens County, Nova Scotia
- Atlantic Loyalist Collection: Silas Deane: A Secret Agent in France
- JAR: The Prowess of American Riflemen: a Mystery Now Solved
- The Loyalist Gazette: Spring 2017 Issue
- Ben Franklin's World: Alan Taylor, American Revolutions: A Continental History
- "Branching Out": Histories of Branches of UELAC Updated
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Evelyn (Powell) Denton, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-14: April 2, 2017
- 2017 UELAC Conference: Discover Your Roots
- Unpacking a 1784 Land Grant (Part Two): Lost Stories of Loyalist Grantees, by Stephen Davidson
- Rabble.ca: Canada's earliest immigration policies made it a safe haven for escaped slaves
- Borealia: Teaching Early Canadian History in the United States
- JAR: Fort Anne: Remembering the Continental Army's First Stand Against Burgoyne
- Rev War Talk: Thomas Carleton
- Scholar: Where Is This Place in Colonial Virginia? Help Required!
- Scholar: UELAC Pin
- UE Loyalist Certificates Issued in February
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post:
      + Clara L. Tupper, UE
      + Alvin D. Huffman, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-13: March 26, 2017
- 2017 UELAC Conference: Discover Your Roots
- Unpacking a 1784 Land Grant (Part One): The Prince of Wales American Regiment, by Stephen Davidson
- Book: Fire and Desolation, by Gavin Watt
- UELAC Loyalist Scholars Update: Sophie Jones
- A Guide to Online Resources for Teaching and Learning Loyalist History
- Rabble.ca: Fleeing North is a time-honoured tradition for U.S. dissidents
- Rev War Talk: John Smith, British Army, served at Fort St. Jean
- JAR: A Republic of Wool: Founding Era Americans' Grand Plans for Sheep
- Loyalist Gazette: Last Year's Spring Issue 2016 now Available To All
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post:
      + Lorraine Rogers (née Ball), UE
      + Marianne Kathleen Davis
- Queries:
      + Royal Navy Able Seaman John Allen

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-12: March 19, 2017
- 2017 UELAC Conference: Discover Your Roots
- Expanding the Headlines of 1777: Unrepentant Daniel Taylor, by Stephen Davidson
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Finding Lost Loyalists: Research Approaches
- Borealia: Anishinaabe Aspirations -- Anishinaabeg in the War of 1812
- JAR: Experience, Policies, Failures: President Washington & the Native Americans
- Loyalist Gazette: Last Year's Spring Issue 2016 now Available To All
- Ben Franklin's World: Death, Suicide, & Slavery in British North America
- Branches of UELAC
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Queries:
      + More Information about Ludwick

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-11: March 12, 2017
- 2017 UELAC Conference: Discover Your Roots
- Expanding the Headlines of 1777: Avenging Stephen Edwards, by Stephen Davidson
- The Battle of Red Bank
- Update from Loyalist Claims
- UELAC Loyalist Scholars Update: Stephanie Seal Walters
- Target $300 for Canada 150 Scholarship Project
- Borealia: British Honour - Anishinaabeg in the War of 1812 (Part 5)
- JAR: Benedict Arnold's Phantom Duel
- The Junto: Book Review by Christopher F Minty of The American Revolution Reborn
- Ben Franklin's World: How Many Loyalists There Were? How Many Left the US?
- A Loyalist St. Patrick's Day
- Loyalist Gazette: Spring 2017 Issue
- So You Think You Know Your Loyalist History
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-10: March 5, 2017
- 2017 UELAC Conference: Discover Your Roots
- Expanding the Headlines of 1777: The Victim of Ambition, by Stephen Davidson
- UE Loyalist Certificates Issued in January
- Further Comments on Loyalist Claims (Part 2 of 2), by John Noble
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Lost Loyalists: Volume 1
- Borealia: The Importance of Michilimackinac - Anishinaabeg in the War of 1812
- JAR: A 'Heavenly Harvest' of Vulnerable Women in North Carolina
- The Past is Never Dead, Only Deadly Boring: the Newport 'Radicals'
- Ben Franklin's World: How many Americans supported the Patriot cause?
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Queries:
      + Help with a Plaque/Monument Cemetery and Grave Parker
- Last Post:
      + Catherine Letitia Harradence, UE       + Donald Cousens, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-09: February 26, 2017
- 2017 UELAC Conference: Discover Your Roots
- First Nations Sons and Daughters in the Book of Negroes, by Stephen Davidson
- Further Comments on Loyalist Claims (Part 1 of 2), by John Noble
- Borealia: Jamaican Maroons in Nova Scotia: The politics of climate and race
- JAR: Preventing Slave Insurrection in South Carolina & Georgia, 1775-1776
- Ben Franklin's World: Andrew O'Shaughnessy, The Men Who Lost America
- Veterans of Lincoln & Welland Regiment Receive France's Legion of Honor
- Ontario Drivers Last chance: Celebrate Heritage Month with a Loyalist Licence Plate
- Pictures: 60 Tips from the Best Photographers
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Queries:
      + Help with a Plaque/Monument Cemetery and Grave Parker
- Last Post:
      + Ernie Hudson, UE, Assiniboine Branch
      + Marilyn Ann Whatley, UE (1941-2017)

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-08: February 19, 2017
- 2017 UELAC Conference: Discover Your Roots
- The Course of True (Loyalist) Love, by Stephen Davidson
- More Details on Five Loyalist Claims, by John Noble
- JAR: Duncan Grant's Wife Margaret: Someone to write home about
- The Junto - Guest Review: Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave
- The Loyalist Collection: In Sickness and in Health: the Black Refugees at Hammonds Plains, winter 1827
- Faux-Loyalism: Who Gets Evaluated vs. Who Gets Left Behind
- A Loyalist's Detailed Obituary
- Ontario Drivers Last chance: Celebrate Heritage Month with a Loyalist Licence Plate!
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Patricia Jay Mckenzie, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-07: February 12, 2017
- 2017 UELAC Conference: Discover Your Roots
- Valentine's Day: Montreal 1788, by Stephen Davidson
- Comment: Pepperrell Family
- The Loyalist Regiments of the American Revolutionary War 1775-1783
- Borealia: Jean Baptiste Assiginack / The Starling (aka Blackbird): Anishinaabeg in the War of 1812
- JAR: Crossing the Great Divide: The Battle at Van Creek, Georgia, February 11, 1779
- The Junto: Fashioning the 17th Century in Boston: John and Hannah Leverett
- Brock U. Collection Shows Canada's Rich History of Welcoming Refugees
- Ontario Drivers: For Valentine's, a Loyalist Licence Plate
- Six Generations: How Far Back is that for You?
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Queries:
      + Seeking New Brunswick 1854 Bronze Standard Measures

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-06: February 5, 2017
- Massachusetts Loyalists Buried in Halifax (Part 3 of 3), by Stephen Davidson
- UE Loyalist Certificates Issued in November and December
- Borealia: Mookomaanish / The Damn Knife: Odaawaa Chief and Warrior
- JAR: George Hanger – His Adventures in the American Revolutionary War begin
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: The Importance of the Book of Negroes
- Ben Franklin's World: Smuggling in Colonial America & Living History
- New Website Location: The Friends of the Loyalist Collection
- Research: Searching Loyalist Claims on Ancestry.ca and Elsewhere (Part 2 of 2)
- Ontario Drivers: A Valentine's Day (Loyalist) Licence Plate
- Celebrating Canada150: Hamilton Branch Banquet
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Queries:
      + Loyalist Descendants in the UK

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-05: January 29, 2017
- Massachusetts Loyalists Buried in Halifax (Part 2 of 3), by Stephen Davidson
- Nursery Rhyme Challenge: I Saw A Ship A-Sailing
- Second thoughts on George III: Online Project Could Alter View of King
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Rampant Crime of Saint John County
- Borealia: Anishnaabeg in the War of 1812: More than Tecumseh and his Indians
- JAR: Those Who Could Not Serve
- Research: Searching Loyalist Claims on Ancestry.ca and Elsewhere (Part 1 of 2)
- Resource: Guysborough Sketches and Essays by A.C. Jost
- A Sweetheart Deal For Ontario Drivers: February Special
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Estelle Pringle, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-04: January 22, 2017
- Massachusetts Loyalists Buried in Halifax (Part 1 of 3), by Stephen Davidson
- A Good Time to be ‘Sic’
- Nursery Rhyme Challenge: Sing a Song of Loyalists
- Canada 150: Celebrating our Loyalist Ancestry – In Song
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Crime in Saint John County
- JAR: George Washington Tells a Lie
- Book review: From Revolution to Reunion: The Reintegration of the South Carolina Loyalists
- A Sweetheart Deal For Ontario Drivers: February Special
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Queries:
      + Information About Squire Thomas
      + Big Alex and Big Norman MacLeod

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-03: January 15, 2017
- Mother Goose, Loyalist-Style: Part 2 of 2, by Stephen Davidson
- Reader Challenge: A Revolutionary Nursery Rhyme
- Loyalist Songs: “Yankee Doodle”
- Revolution's Georg[i]e
- Loyalist Quarterly, by Paul Bunnell: December 2016 Issue Now Available
- Muskets of the Crown
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Help with Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Given Names
- JAR: Blame Canada: The Quebec Act & the American Revolution
- Borealia: "The Mighty Waters of Democracy": Thomas Chandler Haliburton on American Populism
- The Junto: Women's History, Primary Sources, and the United States History Survey
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-02: January 8, 2017
- Mother Goose, Loyalist-Style: Part 1 of 2, by Stephen Davidson
- Reader Challenge: A Revolutionary Nursery Rhyme
- History of Nova Scotia: Plan to Invade Nova Scotia
- The Great Dismal Swamp: a Thriving Refuge for Runaways
- RevWarTalk: The Van Wyck Homestead
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Help with 18th-19th Century Given Names
- JAR: Major Misconceptions that should be Dispelled
- James Moody: American Soldier
- War of 1812: Major John Button
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: John Frederick Sanders, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2017-01: January 1, 2017
- Unshaken Loyalty: The Revolution along the St. John River: Part 2 of 2, by Stephen Davidson
- Planters of New Brunswick: Kendrick Family
- RevWarTalk: Battle of Trois-Rivieres in Quebec (Quebec Campaign), 8 June 1776
- Paoli Battlefield Historical Park: British Post Troops on John's Island South Carolina
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Who is That?!: Help with Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Given Names
- More on New Brunswick Odells
- JAR: Abigail Hartman Rice, Revolutionary War Nurse
- Comment: The SAR Glances at Loyalists
- Book Review: Hostages to Fortune, by Peter C. Newman
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Queries:
      + Two Men Named William Burnett