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From: "Lorine McGinnis Schulze" <>
Subject: Re: [UPP-CAN] Lovejoy, Bromaghim, Lyon, Tallman , Snider, Schneider, Snyder
Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 21:29:41 -0400
On 4 Jun 2005 at 21:09, wrote:
> Am looking for all of the above in the early settlement of
> Upper Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Elizabethtown, etc.
> Probably went to Canada in 1780-1790. No confirmation of
> it, but they may have been Loyalists.
The first place you should look for a possible Loyalist
ancestor is in the land records, for Loyalists and their
families were granted land in accordance with their military
rank and dependants.
You can read more about this and how to search in the UCLP
(Upper Canada Land Petitions) for your ancestor(s) at
There were lists of approved Loyalists, but there was more
than one, they are all different in varying ways, and no one
list is considered the final word.
For example the Crown Lands Department created lists of
Loyalists based on various sources. This is the Crown Lands
(aka Old UEL List). It contains approximately 6,000 names
but only about half are qualified UEL.
The Executive Council devised a different list from various
district rolls. This lists is called the Executive Council
UE List. This list, considered more accurate than the Old
UEL List, contains about 3,000 names but is *not* complete.
*Both* these lists, which were first drawn up in the
1790s, have been altered since they were written. The
important thing to remember is that when/if you consult
these lists, a negative result (your ancestor's name does
not appear) does not necessarily mean he is not a qualified
That is why you must search other records, such as the UCLP
which I spoke of above. You can also consult the following
- Haldimand Papers - papers and correspondence of
Sir Frederick from 1758-1784
- Loyalist Claims and Conversion List, 1790-1837 - Audit
Office 12 and 13
- The Loyalists in Ontario: The Sons & Daughters of the
- District Loyalist Rolls
- United Empire Loyalist Lists
All of these sources (plus the UCLP) are fully explained on
my page at http://olivetreegenealogy.com/loy/loyfind.shtml
You will also find the microfilm reel numbers (if
applicable) and location of each source.
I always start with the UCLP because it is indexed (UCLP
Index) *and* if your ancestor is found, you may be lucky
enough to find a wealth of genealogical information in
his/her petition(s) for land grants.
After thoroughly searching the UCLP (and being very
creative with spellling!!), I move on to the other sources,
leaving no stone unturned.
For more info on Loyalists and resources online, you can
I have dozens of links to online sources of information
although I see I have missed a few excellent source
Also check the right hand nav bar on my page for links to
articles and online databases
-- Lorine McGinnis Schulze
* Olive Tree Genealogy (Ships Passenger Lists)
* Naturalization Records
* Images of Ships Lists
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