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Researching Your Loyalist Ancestors - UELAC

One of the first sites I went to when I started to research my loyalist ancestors was the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada or UELAC website. I learned a bit more about who the loyalists were. I also checked the Loyalist Directory on the site, where there is a list of all known loyalists and more names are being added all the time. I found my ancestors Joseph Haines, Sr. and Nathaniel Haines listed in the directory and found that Joseph Haines,Sr. had proven descendants but Nathan…

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The Virtual Reference Library - Toronto Pubic Library

The Virtual Reference Library is a great resource.

The Virtual Reference Library offers access to:

  • librarian-selected websites
  • self-guided research support
  • library information.

The VRL is a subject-based, reliable, Internet information source with special focus on Canadian and Ontario information.

The Virtual Reference Library works in partnership with library systems across Ontario to provide access to content and services specifically targeted to Ontarians of all ages, ethnic origin and …

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There are quite a few resources at Ancestry by subscription that can be had for free if you just know where to look. Internet Archive is an underused resource with such treasures as the Winslow Papers, Edgerton Ryerson's Centennial Celebration of the Settlement of Upper Canada where the old loyalist list is located, History of Plimouth Plantation (from William Bradford's book), all sorts of town records, military records, muster rolls, history books, memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, genea…

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