London-Western Ontario United Empire Loyalist Association

Some helpful websites you may want to check out

Census -Land petitions websites

When you want to prove your ancestry back to an United Empire Loyalists, there are many different websites that can assist you with this to achieve your Loyalist certificate. Government records originally written on paper were transferred to microfiche, and have now been digitized.  They are available for all to examine.

Listed below are some websites that may be of interest. They concentrate in Ontario -Upper Canada


Census Websites

1842 Censuses for Canada East and Canada West

1851 Census for the Province of Canada, including Canada East and West, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

1871 Census of Canada and Ontario

1881 Census of Canada

1891 Census of Canada

1901 Census of Canada

1911 Census of Canada

1921 Census of Canada

Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1926 – Library and Archives Canada (

Land Petitions

For Upper and Lower Canada and Western Canada – available at the Library and Archives Canada website.

The database can be searched for the name or district to obtain a microfilm number.  Digitized microfilms are available for some of the databases.

  • Land Grants of Western Canada, (1870-1930)

  • Land Petitions of Lower Canada, (1764-1841)

  • Land Petitions of Upper Canada, (1763-1865)

  • Gaspé Land Commission. List of names of claimants, (1819-1825)

  • Land Boards of Upper Canada, (1765-1804)

  • Heir and Devisee Commission

  • Upper Canada Sundries

  • Upper Canada Land Books