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 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.


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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