“Loyalist Trails” 2004-12: August 12, 2004
In this issue:
– UELAC Promotions (2104) Catalogue
– Loyalist Trails
– Canada’s Local Histories Online “OUR ROOTS”
– Canadian Royal Heritage Trust Awards Luncheon
– Society of the Cincinnati
– Inquiry: powder horn
The UELAC Promotions (2014) Committee has a number of promotional items for wearing, using or displaying available for sale. Many branches have bought a few of the items for display at their sales tables and meetings, but until now there has only been a text description of the items for you to review.
A new catalogue is available now, in softcopy. It has prices, sizes, colours, descriptions, ordering information and even a colour picture of each item. Use this for your own shopping. Or print it out and use it at your events to show others what is available.
The catalogue is a pdf file, so you will need ACROBAT reader to open it, browse, print etc. There are about 16 items, each with one or more colour pictures, so the file is large at almost 2 Mbytes. With that caveat, if you would like to receive the catalogue as an email attachment, just send a note to me and I will forward.
Our newsletter has a new name in case you hadn’t noticed – Loyalist Trails. Thanks to the executive members of the various UELAC Branches for helping select that name from a large number submitted. Loyalist Lantern ran a close second, followed by LoyaListings and Loyalist Lights.
A flyer just arrived. It describes a web site: www.ourroots.ca. Our Roots: Canada’s Local Histories Online is the world’s largest digital collection of published Canadian local histories. Thousands of French and English titles are now available online and the collection continues to grow.
Local histories, often written from a personal point of view, are engaging and easy to read. They offer a range of unique perspectives on the events that shaped our nation’s past. Not just reading, genealogists and researchers can take advantage of easy cross-collection searches for family and place names, as well as events.
Written by Canadians for Canadians, these stories represent the nation’s history from the perspective of those who helped shape it.
Try entering “United Empire” in the search field.
The Canadian Royal Heritage Trust Awards Luncheon will be held Sat. Sept 24th at noon (Cash bar) and 1:00 for luncheon. Guest speaker is Major-General Richard Rohmer OC CMM DFC; topic “The Queen at Juno Beach 2004”. Music by the Governor General’s Horse Guards Quintet. The Canadian Royal Heritage Awards will be presented.
At the Royal Canadian Military Institute, in Toronto. Regular tickets $75; Patrons $125. (A portion of each ticket will be a donation for which there will be a receipt).
USA’s oldest patriotic group, Society of the Cincinnati, was founded more than 220 years ago. George Washington was the first. Virginian to head it, Robert Fillmore Norfleet Jr. is the fourth and took his position recently, as reported in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The society was organized in 1783 to help officers of the Continental armed forces and their families, many of whom were destitute after the hard years of the American Revolution. Each officer contributed a month’s pay to the coffer. The mission of the society is to support activities that promote the ideals of liberty and constitutional government. The society sponsors educational programs, and the library in its headquarters at the Anderson House in Wash ington is open to researchers. History is all around us . . .
I have a powderhorn that belonged to my gggg grandfather. It has engraved on it King George III’s seal and the phrase “His Majesty’s Royoille Sence of Pepper” Can you tell me anything about its history.My grandfather immigrated to Ontario from England in 1835.Thank you John Nichols. If anyone has any suggestions for John, please contact him directly – and if it is interesting, let us knw and we will publish in one of these newsletters.