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UELAC Scholarship

The Loyalist Scholarship is available to Masters and PhD students.

The deadline to apply is February 28th.

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Loyalist Gazette

The Spring 2024 issue is now available exclusively to members – log in to access.

Prior issues, going back to 2013, are available in the Loyalist Gazette index.

What is a Loyalist?

The Loyalist Flag

In general, the United Empire Loyalists were those who had been settled in the 13 colonies at the outbreak of the American Revolution, who remained loyal to the British crown and took up the Royal Standard, and who settled in what is now Canada at the end of the war.

Learn more about the Loyalists.

Learn more about the UELAC.

Loyalist Trails

Our weekly e-newsletter is full of information, research, and community events.

Subscribe here or visit the archive for prior issues back to 2004.

Loyalist Monuments

Loyalist Monuments

The contributions of the Loyalists have been recognized in the form of monuments, memorials and plaques, as well as commemorative stamps, plates, and more.

The Loyalist Directory

UELAC maintains a growing list of people of the Loyalist era, especially United Empire Loyalists.

To contribute information to the Directory, please contact Doug Grant.

UELAC Promotional Catalogue

Clothing, face masks, pins, medals, ribbons, books & more in the UELAC store.

We hope you will enjoy wearing, using or displaying your selection, and satisfying the curiosity it is sure to arouse in others.

Charitable Donations

Donations may be directed to UELAC, any Association Branch, fund or project.

A charitable donation receipt will be provided for tax purposes.

Latest News & Updates

June 17, 2024: Issue 2024-#24 of the Loyalist Trails newsletter has been published online.

June 11, 2024: Information about Pvt. John Hillaker has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed information.

June 11, 2024: Information about Pvt. Peter Mangard has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed information.

June 11, 2024: Information about Sgt. John Coop has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed information.

June 6, 2024: The Loyalist Directory and the list of UE Certificates have been updated based on the certificates issued through May 31, 2024.

May 24, 2024: Information about Peter Finney/Fennell has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Katie Cleghorn who contributed information.

May 24, 2024: Information about Thomas McIlmoyle has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Katie Cleghorn who contributed information.

May 24, 2024: Information about Hannah Sypes has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Katie Cleghorn who contributed information.

May 17, 2024: Information about Dr. James Boggs has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed information.

May 14, 2024: A new record for William Bethell has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

May 14, 2024: A new record for Pvt. Peter Connolly has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

May 14, 2024: Information about Pvt. Patrick Connolly has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

May 10, 2024: Information about Jacob Corbman has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Patricia Noble who contributed information.

Apr. 29, 2024: A new record for Emanuel Gracie has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Apr. 18, 2024: The Spring 2024 Loyalist Gazette is now available to members – you must be logged in to access it.

Apr. 16, 2024: Information about John Cowan has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Apr. 15, 2024: Information about Samuel Willett has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed information.

Apr. 15, 2024: Information about Joshua de St. Croix has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed information.

Apr. 12, 2024: New in the Monuments section: Chambers Blakely Stained Glass Window (Ship Harbour, NS) and David Bleakney Memorial Cairn (Petiticodiac, NB); thanks to Ray Blakeney who contributed information and photographs.

Apr. 10, 2024: A new record for Bayne Smallwood has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Apr. 10, 2024: Information about Thomas Mullin has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lynton “Bill” Stewart who contributed information.

Apr. 2, 2024: Information about Dr. Robert Kerr has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Mark Weinheimer who contributed information.

Apr. 1, 2024: Information about Thomas Gilbert Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lynton “Bill” Stewart who contributed information.

Apr. 1, 2024: Information about Thomas Gilbert Jr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lynton “Bill” Stewart who contributed information.

Apr. 1, 2024: Information about William Hill has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lynton “Bill” Stewart who contributed information.

Mar. 28, 2024: A new record for Pvt. John Ramsay has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Mar. 28, 2024: Information about William Gallop has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lynton “Bill” Stewart who contributed information.

Mar. 26, 2024: Information about Nicholas Jones Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Donna Sutherland who contributed information.

Mar. 22, 2024: Information about Dr. Robert Kerr has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Denis Fortier who contributed information.

Mar. 20, 2024: Information about Samuel Wells has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Paul Warner who contributed information.

Mar. 20, 2024: Information about Jeremiah McCrossian has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Mar. 19, 2024: Information about Pvt. John Gibbons has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Mar. 11, 2024: A new record for Philip Cook Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Nolan Waterhouse who contributed information.

Mar. 11, 2024: A new record for Philip Cook Jr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Nolan Waterhouse who contributed information.

Mar. 11, 2024: Information about Simon Huntington has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Linda Corupe who contributed information on behalf of Gary Groat and his son Douglas Groat.

Mar. 11, 2024: Information about Pvt. Henry Groat has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Linda Corupe who contributed information on behalf of Gary Groat and his son Douglas Groat.

Mar. 11, 2024: Information about Jacob Marsh has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Linda Corupe who contributed information on behalf of Gary Groat and his son Douglas Groat.

Mar. 11, 2024: Information about Sgt. Ebenezer Shelton has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lynton “Bill” Stewart who contributed information.

Feb. 28, 2024: Information about Jeheil Partelow (Sr.) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lynton “Bill” Stewart. who contributed information.

Feb. 28, 2024: A new record for John Ketchum has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lynton “Bill” Stewart. who contributed information.

Feb. 26, 2024: Information about Rev. John Sayre has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lynton “Bill” Stewart. who contributed information.

Feb. 26, 2024: A new record for William S. Crossing has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Feb. 26, 2024: A new record for Pvt. Barnaby McCrossan has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Feb. 20, 2024: Information about Peter James Plato has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Stephen Bowley who contributed information.

Feb. 20, 2024: Information about Johann Christian Plato (Bledo) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Stephen Bowley who contributed information.

Feb. 20, 2024: Information about Francis Weaver has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Bob Weaver who contributed information.

Feb. 16, 2024: A new record for Capt. Alexander Fletcher has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Feb. 16, 2024: A new record for Lieut. Alexander Acheson has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Feb. 14, 2024: Information about Peter John UE has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Noble who contributed information.

Feb. 12, 2024: A new record for John McKinzie has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Feb. 8, 2024: A new record for Frederick Weisner of Philadelphia (who settled in Shelburne, NS) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Feb. 8, 2024: Information about Pvt. Henry Gray of Westchester NY (who received a land grant in Pownal Bay, PEI) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Feb. 5, 2024: This June, “The Story Continues…” at the 2024 Dominion Conference in Cornwall, Ontario. Online registration is open now.

Jan. 30, 2024: Information about William Hudgin, Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lynton “Bill” Stewart. who contributed information.

Jan. 30, 2024: Information about Oldham Gates (not a Loyalist) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Carol Harding who contributed information.

Jan. 18, 2024: Information about Herman Hostetter has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Brian Narhi & Robert Ireland who contributed information.

Jan. 7, 2024: Information about Daniel Burritt Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Katie Cleghorn who contributed information.

Jan. 7, 2024: Information about Thomas McIlmoyle has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Katie Cleghorn who contributed information.

Jan. 1, 2024: Happy new year! Best wishes for 2024 to all the members and friends of the UELAC.

Apr. 25, 2022: UELAC Dominion Office and Archives announce move to Cornwall, ON.

→ See all the Loyalist Directory updates since January 2022.

History of the UELAC

The evolution of the association from its beginnings, in five chapters.

Read the History of the UELAC.

Resources & Education

Our index of Loyalist research resources can help you find more information online.

We have prepared Education & Outreach material for teachers and anyone interested in learning more.

Honours & Recognition

The UELAC has honoured numerous individuals for their contributions to the association and to the preservation of Loyalist History.

Meet them in our Honours & Recognition folder.

Branches of the UELAC

Learn about the branches of the association and the areas they represent, now with an interactive national map. Branch websites, social media and contact information are noted.

UELAC Membership

Become part of the UELAC family. Join a branch and become a member.

If you are a descendant, work toward a Loyalist Certificate.

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