Tag Archives: United Empire Loyalists

This week’s crème de la crème — June 28, 2014

The bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs 10 Ways to Find a Loyalist Ancestor by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy. Book Review: Loyalist Refugees. Non-Military Refugees in Quebec 1776-1784 by Bobbi King on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. … Continue reading


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This week’s crème de la crème – June 14, 2014

A few of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs The Future of the Canadian Archival Community by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. From Roscommon to Canada by Joe Buggy on Townland of Origin. “They Were Only Farmers” — … Continue reading

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Queen’s University launches digitzed records of more than 1,000 Kingston-area families

Queen’s University Archives in Kingston, Ontario announced the public launch of digitized family files from the second addition of the Dr. Herbert Clarence Burleigh fonds. Through the Burleigh Family and in collaboration with Internet Archive in Toronto, the genealogical research on … Continue reading

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United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada conference

The United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada’s (UELAC) annual conference takes place June 5 – 8 in Toronto and will mark the organization’s 100th anniversary. On Thursday, June 5, UELAC will launch a book about its history, Loyally Yours, and Jennifer DeBruin … Continue reading

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Loyalist refugees in lower Quebec

Global Heritage Press recently published Loyalist Refugees, Non-Military Refugees in Quebec 1776-1784, by Gavin K. Watt, about the family members who accompanied the Loyalist fighting men who fled the US during the American Revolution. According to the publisher, “This book … Continue reading

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Finding United Empire Loyalist records at LAC

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has published a post on its blog about the United Empire Loyalist records it holds and how to search them. Some of the records are online. LAC explains who the Loyalists were: “The term ‘United … Continue reading

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Lecture — Loyalist refugees in Quebec’s Eastern Townships

This Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society presents Michel Racicot who will speak about Loyalist Refugees: The Story of the First Settlers in the Eastern Townships. The lecture will be delivered in English, followed by a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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