Finding Your Loyalist Lineage

Documenting your Loyalist lineage from one generation to the next can often involve a fair amount of genealogical research.

Acceptable proofs of lineal descent that link one generation to the next might include:

  • Birth, baptism, marriage and death certificates that have names of parents
  • Census records that connect parents to children
  • Copies of land petitions or grants to Loyalists and their sons or daughters
  • Wills that demonstrate a family relationship
  • Church or cemetery records that demonstrate a family relationship
  • Vital statistics registrations that show family connections
  • Dated newspaper articles that demonstrate family relationships.

The Branch genealogist is able to provide assistance (to members) while you work on your lineage.  Please note, you must be a member in good standing of the Branch to gain access to this service that is entirely voluntary.  Members also provide research help to each other.

The Branch genealogist is also able to provide you with a copy of the Certificate Application Form, instructions and certificate fee.