Resource Center

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOYALIST RESOURCE CENTER IS NOW CLOSED, IN COMPLIANCE WITH PROVINCIAL COVID-19 REGULATIONS.

The UELAC St. Lawrence Branch operates the Loyalist Resource Center. It’s a Loyalist and genealogical treasure trove. We’re located in the Dundas County Archives, 5 College Street, Iroquois, ON. Telephone number is 613-669-2169.

If you want to send anything to the center by mail, this is the full mailing address (don’t forget to include the P.O. Box number):

Loyalist Resource Center, c/o Dundas County Archives, 5 College Street, P.O. Box 58, Iroquois Ontario, K0E 1K0

Opening hours for the Loyalist Resource Center: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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 Wednesday and Friday mornings, Larry Empey mans the battlements. Other important UELAC St. Lawrence branch volunteers are also available on site.

It’s always a good idea to touch base with us before a visit. Please do so by emailing Lorraine at fancylass@hotmail.ca. Also check our News & Events page to see whether there are any seasonal closures

Please refer to our research request form, if you wish to visit.

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.