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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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2019 Newsletters

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-19: May 12, 2019
- UELAC Conference 2019 Deadline, Auction Items, Special Church Service
- A Loyalist's Diary of the Final Years: Part Two, by Stephen Davidson
- Why Scholarship Matters & A Virtual Introduction to Jonathan A. Bayer, 2019 UE Scholar
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Edward Coats and his Journal of the Siege of Quebec
- Borealia: Fighting Fungus with Fungus: Mushroom Ketchup as Food and Medicine
- JAR: Misadventures in the Countryside: Escape from a British Prison Ship
- JAR: “My Dear Nell”: The Love Letters of [Loyalist] John Moultrie
- Ben Franklin's World: Motherhood in Early America
- Digby, NS: Trinity Anglican Parish Cemetery
- Restoration of Old Hay Bay Church: Fundraising Concert on June 9
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Waterdown Museum of History open to the public May 13
      + Genealogy Workshop at Old Hay Bay Church, July 27
      + Van Valkenburgh Families (NAVVF) Meeting Sept. 15-19, Niagara Falls
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-18: May 5, 2019
- 2019 UELAC Conference: Saturday Workshop and Seminars
- A Loyalist's Diary of the Final Years (Part 1), by Stephen Davidson
- A Tribute To William A. Smy
- Borealia: Settler Colonialism and Recipes in the Early Modern Maritimes
- JAR: Gunpowder, the Bahamas, and the First Marine Killed in Action
- Ben Franklin's World: Mixed-Race Britons & the Atlantic Family
- The Longboats of Shelburne, Nova Scotia & Loyalist Landing 2008
- Oldest Loyalists at Time of Death
- Film Update: The Good Americans
- Loyalist Gazette: Spring 2019 Issue Has Been Mailed
- Books: The Best Historical Fiction About the American Revolution
- Morrisburg Research Centre and Lynne Cook's Records
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Leeds Heritage Day event, May 25
      + American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference, June 6-9
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Dr. Richard Hugh Longfield, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-17: April 28, 2019
- UELAC Conference: Keynote Speakers and Music; Earlybird Ends!
- Ten Black Loyalists who Settled in Sierra Leone, by Stephen Davidson
- Robert Land, UE: Courier, Recruiter, Scout, Spy
- Borealia: The Early Modern Maritime Recipes Database
- Addendum to Borealia: Immigrant Servant Girls to Home Children
- JAR: Another Three Loyalist Declarations Signed in the Fall of 1776
- JAR: Revisiting B. E. Griffiths – Former Slave, Queen's Ranger, and "Son of Africa"
- The Junto: Book Review, The Consequences of Loyalism
- Ben Franklin's World: A 17th-Century Native American Life
- Loyalist Gazette: Spring 2019 Issue Has Been Printed
- Loyalist Monument in Prince Edward Island
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: James Donald Coons, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-16: April 21, 2019
- UELAC Conference: Earlybird Rates Until 30 April
- Loyalist Gazette: Spring 2019 Issue at The Printers
- Ten Black Loyalists who Settled in New Brunswick, by Stephen Davidson
- Loyalist Shipwrecks near St Augustine, Florida and Charleston Evacuation
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Revolutionary Names: Privateer and Prize Ships, 1777-1814
- Borealia: Immigrant Servant Girls to Home Children: Following a thread in Canada West
- JAR: James Willing and the Mississippi Expedition
- JAR: Killer Trees of the Revolution
- Ben Franklin's World: Farms & Farm Families in Early America
- Book Review: Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World
- Resource Book: Upper Canada Naturalization Records 1828-1850, 2nd Edition
- Quebec Genealogical Records: Additions at the Drouin Institute
- Where in the World ... are the Photos?
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Spring Fleet Celebration: April 27, Chilliwack Branch
      + Failure of the Sullivan Expedition: May 9, Albany
      + Reunion of Adam Young & Catharine Schremling Descendants: July 13
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Lieutenant Colonel William Arthur Smy, OMM, CD, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-15: April 14, 2019
- ‘Movie Time’: Thank You, UELAC
- 2019 UELAC Conference: Presentations Not to be Missed
- Fleshing Out Four Entries in the Victualing Musters: Part 2, by Stephen Davidson
- The Huguenots count among the most successful of Britain's immigrants
- Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, Father of the Canadian Crown
- Borealia: "Not one penny from an Irishman"
- JAR: James Bruce's Report on the Situation of West Florida and Havana, 1782
- JAR: James McCubbin Lingan, an American Story
- Ben Franklin's World: A History of Russian America
- The Old North Church: This Old Pew, #75 – Owen Richards: Unfortunate Customs Agent and British Loyalist
- Loyalist Gazette: Spring 2018 Publicly Available
- UELAC Archives Seeking Past Issues of Loyalist Gazette
- Cool Vintage Maps from Digital Archive Ontario
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Kawartha Branch Annual Banquet Saturday 11 May 2019
      + Odell House in Fredericton NB For Sale
      + Sat., Apr 27: Central West Region Annual Gathering
      + Easter Egg Hunt
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-14: April 7, 2019
- National Volunteer Week
- 2019 UELAC Conference – The Capital Calls: Friday Tours
- Loyalist Gazette: Spring 2019 Issue
- Loyalist Scholarship News: Welcome 2019 Loyalist Scholars!
- Loyalist Movie News: The Good Americans
- The Loyalist Mapping Project: New Partnership between the UELAC and Huron at Western
- Fleshing Out Four Entries in the Victualing Musters: Part 1, by Stephen Davidson
- The Loyalist Connections: Revolutionary Names: Privateer and Prize Ships, 1777-1814
- Lt. Col. James Moody
- JAR: The Thunderer, British Floating Gun-Battery on Lake Champlain
- JAR: The Double Spy – The Service and Suffering of Caleb Bruen
- Ben Franklin's World: The Acadian Diaspora
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits:
      + April 25: Victoria BC's history of United Empire Loyalists
      + April 27: Central West Region Annual Meeting/Seminar With Nathan Tidridge
      + June 29: Reunion of Samuel Moore Family Saturday
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-13: March 31, 2019
- UELAC Notice of Annual General Meeting
- UELAC Conference – The Capital Calls: Thursday Evening Reception
- Loyalists Who Could Not See: Part 3 of 3, by Stephen Davidson
- Assiniboine Branch Project: UELAC 2020 Calendar
- Resources: Wolfe Island Cemetery Transcriptions
- Loyalist Quarterly Newsletter by Paul J. Bunnell, UE
- JAR: Henry Champion: An Officer Resigns
- Terror in the Ramapos
- Ben Franklin's World: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-12: March 24, 2019
- UELAC Conference – The Capital Calls: Ottawa/Gatineau and Area Attractions
- Loyalists Who Could Not See: Part 2 of 3, by Stephen Davidson
- A Project to Digitize the Loyalist Claims Records Held at Kew
- St. Alban's Church in Adolphustown ON to be De-consecrated
- JAR: Brothers Mourn the Death of Captain Thomas Moultrie
- Captain Septimus Noel: Ordnance Fleet Commodore
- Ben Franklin's World: First Martyr of Liberty
- Where in the World ... are the Photos?
- Region and Branch Bits:
      + Hamilton Branch March 28th Meeting
      + Nova Scotia Branch Meeting 13 April
      + Quebec This Summer? Little Hyatt One-Room Schoolhouse
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post:
      + Arthur "Art" Francis Dorland, UE
      + Donald (Donnie) Eugene Outhouse, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-11: March 17, 2019
- UELAC Conference: The Capital Calls — Thursday Daytime
- New In The UELAC Store: Loyalist Family Name Badge
- Loyalists Who Could Not See: Part 1 of 3, by Stephen Davidson
- How Robert Morris's "Magick" Money Saved the American Revolution
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: A General's Reprimand: Hospital mismanagement in Halifax, 1778
- Borealia: Ordinary Women – Jeanne Dugas of Acadie
- JAR: Walking Skeletons – Starvation on Board the Jersey Prison Ship
- The Junto: Does Size Really Matter? Searching for Early American Women in the Archives
- Ben Franklin's World: The Townshend Moment
- UELAC Archives Missing Past Loyalist Gazette Issues – Can You Help?
- UE Loyalist Certificates Issued Recently
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Wayne Spencer Scott, UE
- Queries:
      + Response re Donald Daniel McCrimmon

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-10: March 10, 2019
- UELAC Conference: The Capital Calls – Hotel Rooms Going Fast!
- Scholarship Update: Like a Lion
- Photo Challenge: Get your Sleuthing Caps On
- Black Loyalists Bid Farewell to Savannah: Part Two, by Stephen Davidson
- The Case of The Missing Portrait of James Moody UEL
- Remembering the Lives and Sacrifices of General Richard and Janet Montgomery
- St. Lawrence Branch: Indigenous Neighbours
- JAR: Donald McCraw of the 42nd Regiment Wields his Broadsword
- The Junto: March Madness 2019 Begins!
- Ben Franklin's World: The Boston Massacre
- Book: A Genealogical Sketch of Joseph Brownell of Moulinette, Upper Canada
- Nineteenth-Century Quilts: Publications Set In Cloth
- Purchasing Patriotism: Politicization of Shoes, 1760s-1770s
- National Trust for Canada: Membership Gives Access to...
- UE Loyalist Certificates Issued Recently
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
      + Vancouver Branch Meeting: Tuesday, March 19
      + Sir Guy Carleton Branch Meeting: Saturday April 6
      + New York Chapter, Palatines to America, Spring 2019 Conference: April 27
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Queries:
      + Information About Loyalist John Craig

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-09: March 3, 2019
- UELAC Conference: The Capital Calls, May 30 - June 2, Ottawa
- Black Loyalists Bid Farewell to Savannah: Part One, by Stephen Davidson
- In Search of Refuge During the American Revolution, This Enslaved Black Man Joined the British Army
- Why Do The United Empire Loyalists Matter? By Brian McConnell, UE
- The Fort Wilson Riot and Pennsylvania's Republican Formation
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: William Paine's Instructions for Inoculation
- Borealia: Joseph Bouchette, Copiste
- JAR: "To Huts": British Winter Cantonments around New York City
- Washington's Quill: Mythbusting with Martha
- The Junto: Call for Papers: Early American Music and the Construction of Race
- Ben Franklin's World: Copyright & Fair Use in Early America
- Loyalist Resources: Personal or Local Websites
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-08: February 24, 2019
- UELAC Conference: The Capital Calls, May 30 - June 2, Ottawa
- Savannah Farewell: Part 4: A Woman's Perspective, by Stephen Davidson
- Loyalist James Allen's Reflection on the State of the Colonies
- Tartan and Pure Laine: British Governors of Quebec
- JAR: Bernard E. Griffiths: Trumpeter Barney of the Queen's Rangers, Chelsea Pensioner, and Freed Slave
- The Junto: My Experience at OxEARS 2019
- Ben Franklin's World: Making the State of South Carolina
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post:
      + Archibald Macdonell, UE
      + Gerry Thomas
- Queries:
      + Response re Donald Daniel McCrimmon
      + Response re John Faddle m. Sarah Buck and David, Hiram and Peter Ferrel

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-07: February 17, 2019
- Savannah Farewell, Part 3: Hello, Great Britain!, by Stephen Davidson
- Parcel of NS Land: From Slave-Owning Loyalist's Son to the African Baptist Church, by Brian McConnell, UE
- The "Hynson Business": Story of a Double Agent
- Valentine Jones, British Army Officer, Quebec, Boston, New York
- JAR: Caught Between the Lines: Eastchester, New York, During the American Revolution
- Washington's Quill: Mount Vernon and the Papers of George Washington: A Partnership Since 1968
- The Junto: Announcing the Launch of Freedom on the Move
- Ben Franklin's World: The Poison Plot: Adultery & Murder In Colonial Newport
- Book: Threads in the Tapestry of Canada: Some Loyalist Descendants Buried in Beechwood Cemetery
- Book Review of Threads in the Tapestry by Marg Hall, UE
- The Contortionist
- St. Lawrence Branch website
- Hamilton Branch Speaker Natasha Henry for Black History Month
- UE Loyalist Certificates Issued Recently
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Queries:
      + Relationship of John Faddle & Sarah Buck to David, Hiram & Peter Ferrel
      + Donald Daniel McCrimmon

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-06: February 10, 2019
- Savannah Farewell, Part 2: Bonjour, Quebec!, by Stephen Davidson
- Pathkiller
- Scholarship Update: Applications, Scholars, Film, Donate
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Institutional Discrimination in the 1785 Saint John Royal Charter
- Borealia: Book Review: Boundless Dominion: Providence, Politics, and the Early Canadian Presbyterian Worldview
- JAR: Henry Knox's "Noble Train of Artillery:" No Ox for Knox
- Casualty of Revolution: The Sad Case of Betty Smith
- Ben Franklin's World: Aquatic Culture in Early America
- Using New Technologies to Explore History
- Daniel Lightheart UEL, by Lynn McAlister
- Early Sicard-Secor Families of New York: Origins of United Empire Loyalist William Secord
- The History of Ridgefield CT Records Slaves
- UE Loyalist Certificates Issued Recently
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Queries:
      + Response re Eleanor DUE and Francis UEL Stephenson

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-05: February 3, 2019
- A Milestone: 2,000. Thank you!
- Savannah Farewell, Part 1: Ahoy, Nova Scotia; by Stephen Davidson
- The Revolutionary Memories of New York Loyalists: Thomas Jones and William Smith, Jr.
- JAR: 1776 – The Horror Show
- Ben Franklin's World: A Native American History of the Ohio River Valley & Great Lakes Region
- Recognizing African Heritage Month
- Problematic Prostheses
- Preserving Historic Hair from Alexander Hamilton & George Washington
- UE Loyalist Certificates Issued Recently
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post: William ‘Bill’ Stanley Fowler, Maj. (Ret'd), CD, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-04: January 27, 2019
- Loyalist VanDines and Vanderbilt Millionaires, by Stephen Davidson
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: To be Free or Not to be – That is the Question
- Borealia: CFP – Before Canada: Northern North America in a Connected World, ca. 1000-1800 AD
- JAR: The Molasses Act: A Brief History
- Washington's Quill: The Adams Family and the Washingtons: A Political Friendship
- Ben Franklin's World: The Early History of Washington, DC
- La plus vieille maison patrimoniale de la Gaspésie vandalisée
- The Food We Eat [When Hungry Enough]
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-03: January 20, 2019
- The Lumber Town That Became The Capital of Canada
- It All Started with a Powder Horn, by Stephen Davidson
- The Gravesite of Colonel James De Lancey
- Think Twice Before You Attend a Banquet of Loyalist Dishes
- The UEL Town of Cornwall; It All Began in 1784 Right Here
- UELAC Scholarship News
- Reflections on American History Association Meeting AHA 2019
- Borealia: Red Jim McDermott and Recycled History: The Fenian Raid on New Brunswick
- JAR: Alexander Milliner, Age Ten, Enlisted September 1780
- The Junto: Book Review: Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World
- Ben Franklin's World: The Culinary Adventures of Benjamin Franklin
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Sir Conrad Swan
- Queries:
      + Simeon Wright
      + An Old House, Eleanor Stephenson, and a Loyalist Connection?

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-02: January 13, 2019
- Six Weeks on a Bed of Dried Fish: Part Two, by Stephen Davidson
- Ezekiel Younglove: More Details
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Simeon Perkins – A Liverpool Loyalist?
- JAR: The Decision that Lost Britain the War: An Enigma Now Resolved
- Ben Franklin's World: New England Indians, Colonists, and Origins of Slavery
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Editor's Note: Lost Email Messages

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2019-01: January 6, 2019
- Six Weeks on a Bed of Dried Fish: Part One, by Stephen Davidson
- Loyalism in the Age of Revolutions
- JAR: Captain Lambert Wickes and "Gunboat Diplomacy, American Revolution Style"
- Washington's Quill: Prospecting for the Real George Washington
- Ben Franklin's World: Taverns in Early America
- Book: The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War
- Get Published: Contributions For The Loyalist Gazette Appreciated
- Resource: Canadian Online by Canadian Research Knowledge Network
- Fund-raising for Restoration Project: "Majesty on the Frontier"
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Betty Wilhelmina Stubbs, UE (née Williamson)
- Queries:
      + Photographs of Loyalists