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The Online Genealogist: Joining the United Empire Loyalists

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: Can you tell me the requirements for joining the United Empire Loyalists?

Answer: According to their website this is the official criteria:Either male or female, as of 19 April 1775, a resident ofthe American colonies, and joined the Royal Standard prior to the Treaty ofSeparation of 1783, or otherwise demonstrated loyalty to the Crown, and settledin territory remaining under the rule of the Crown; or a soldier who served inan American Loyalist Regiment and was disbanded in Canada; or a member of theSix Nations of either the Grand River or the Bay of Quinte Reserve who isdescended from one whose migration was similar to that of other Loyalists.

 

 


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