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2024 Conference

“The Story Continues…”

June 6-9, 2024
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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 Gazette

The Fall 2023 issue is now available exclusively to members – log in to access.

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

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

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. 26, 2024: Issue 2024-#08 of the Loyalist Trails newsletter has been published online.

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. 24, 2024: The Loyalist Directory and the list of UE Certificates have been updated based on the certificates issued through December 31, 2023.

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.

Dec. 28, 2023: Information about James Gerolamy Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Robert Harvey who contributed information.

Dec. 25, 2023: Merry Christmas from the UELAC!

Dec. 18, 2023: Information about Archibald Thomson (Thompson) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Stephen Bowley who contributed information.

Dec. 18, 2023: Information about Archibald Thompson (Thomson) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Stephen Bowley who contributed information.

Dec. 8, 2023: The Fall 2023 Loyalist Gazette is now available to members – you must be logged in to access it.

Dec. 7, 2023: Information about Thomas Bayeaux has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Jo Ann Tuskin and Lynton Stewart who contributed information.

Oct. 31, 2023: A new record for Moses Graham has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Oct. 31, 2023: Information about Cpl. George Sutherland has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Oct. 31, 2023: Information about Pvt. Edmund Meade has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Oct. 24, 2023: Information about John Chambers has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Oct. 5, 2023: Information about Lieut. Johann DeBeck has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Brad Cunningham who contributed information.

AprOct 2, 2022: The Fall 2022 Loyalist Gazette is now available to the public.

Sept. 27, 2023: Information about Corporal Murdoch McLeod has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Sept. 27, 2023: A new record for John Brownyoung has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Sept. 22, 2023: Information about Capt. James Knight has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Allison Knight Wierman who contributed information.

Sept. 13, 2023: A new record for Bowen Watts has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Sept. 12, 2023: Information about Thomas Casselman has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lorraine Sherren who contributed information based on the records of Lynne Cook, UE.

Sept. 12, 2023: Information about Warner Casselman has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Lorraine Sherren who contributed information based on the records of Lynne Cook, UE.

Sept. 11, 2023: Information about Capt. Archibald Sellers has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed information.

Aug. 4, 2023: Information about Daniel Lightheart has been added to the list of Loyalists and descendants who participated in the War of 1812. Thanks to Dawn Horstead who contributed information. Learn more about Daniel Lightheart in the Loyalist Directory.

June 14, 2022: The recipients of the 2022 UELAC Scholarship are Nicole Hughes and Sarah Beth Gable.

June 13, 2022: The recipient of the 2022 UELAC Dorchester Award is Angela Johnson.

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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