Resource Centre

The UELAC St. Lawrence Branch operates the Loyalist Resource Centre. It’s a Loyalist and genealogical treasure trove. We’re located in the Dundas County Archives, 5 College Street, Iroquois, ON.

Opening hours for the Loyalist Resource Centre: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m; Saturday 9:00 am to noon.

Lorraine Reoch, UELAC St. Lawrence Branch President and Genealogist, is available to help researchers with the UE certificate applications on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings, Larry Empey mans the battlements.

It’s always a good idea to touch base with us before a visit. Please do so by emailing Lorraine at fancylass@hotmail.ca.

We hold the following records:

  • Indexed census records, from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, for the following areas:
    • Williamsburg Township
    • Winchester Township
    • Mountain Township
    • Matilda Township
    • South Gower Township
    • Osnabruck Township
    • Cornwall Township
    • Russell Township
    • Cambridge Township
    • Finch Township
  • Land records for most of the above townships.
  • Cemetery transcriptions for all cemeteries in these townships, in addition to others.
  • Church records starting 1790, including the four Lutheran Churches in Dundas County.
  • Obituaries
  • Published family trees
  • Scrapbooks
  • Microfilms and microfiche
  • The genealogical collections of Nina Casselman, Dorothy Merrill, Charlie Pester, Klaas Vander Baaren and Iva Whittaker.
  • Several hundred publications on local history, the Palatine families of New York, and the United Empire Loyalists.

Please also see our page providing resources on the 1786 McNiff map of original Loyalist allotments in our region.

There is also some useful genealogical information on the Empey Family site, prepared by the late Lynne Cook.