Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society to host United Empire Loyalists lecture

Note regarding the following post: To my friends south of the border and elsewhere in the world, being related to a United Empire Loyalist is equivalent to an American being a Son or Daughter of the American Revolution. Unfortunately, I have not one Loyalist among my ancestors. To think I know people who have both United Empire Loyalists and Filles du roi among their ancestry, but I digress.

Mark your calendar for the March 20 lecture at the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society’s meeting when Robert C. Wilkins, president of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Montreal, will be the guest speaker.

The lecture is entitled, The United Empire Loyalists: An Overview. Wilkins will provide a general overview of the United Empire Loyalists, what made them who they were, their diversity (religious, linguistic and racial), and their heritage in Canada today, with a couple of specific examples, just to illustrate what they lived through and experienced during the Revolutionary War and afterwards when getting re-established in what remained of British North America (now Canada).

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will take place in Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd. in Beaconsfield. The lecture will be presented in English, followed by a bilingual question and answer period. Admission is free for members and $2 for non-members. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact 514-695-2502 or http://www.hist-beaurepaire-beaconsfield.com. The historical society’s theme for 2014 is the United Empire Loyalists. Check their website for future lectures.

Thanks to my blogger buddy, Elizabeth Lapointe of GenealogyCanada, for this tip.

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About Gail Dever

Gail Dever is a Montreal-based genealogist and blogger and a webmaster for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
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