Resource Centre

*PLEASE NOTE: The Loyalist Resource Centre is currently open by appointment only. Please contact Lorraine Reoch to set up an appointment before you visit.*

The Loyalist Resource Centre, a treasure trove of Loyalist and genealogical resources, is operated by the St. Lawrence Branch.  Genealogists Lorraine Reoch and Darlene Fawcett are available to help researchers with UE certificate applications and other inquiries.

5 College Street, Iroquois, Ontario (the building is shared with the Dundas County Archives)

Phone Number:

Lorraine Reoch:
Darlene Fawcett:

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

*Note: Please include the P.O. Box number. If it is omitted, your mail may not be delivered to the Resource Centre.

Hours of Operation:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9am to 3pm

Some of the records in our collection include:

  • 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

We also have a webpage providing resources on the 1786 McNiff map of original Loyalist allotments in our region.

Useful genealogical information can also be found on the Empey Family site, prepared by the late Lynne Cook.