John Graves Simcoe
Those who have one or more Loyalist ancestors -- as many as one in eight Canadians as well as a large number of Americans -- can obtain a certificate attesting to their Loyalist roots by proving their ancestry genealogically.
The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada was incorporated by an Act of Parliament on May 27, 1914. This evolved from the initial celebrations to celebrate the Centennial of the arrival of the Loyalists in Canada in 1883 and 1884. A few years later, in the 1890's, several local Loyalist groups formed to preserve the heritage which was disappearing. These groups in turn realized that the Loyalist heritage was national in scope, from the numerous descendants in the Maritimes through the mix of English and French in Quebec to the Ontario lands so influenced by Loyalist settlement to the Prairies and Pacific, frontiers where Loyalists and their descendants helped explore and populate. Hence the UELAC.
The UELAC, which provides some coordination and direction on national programs and activities, is an umbrella over the branches which really do most of the Loyalist activities. For more information about the Association, visit the web site at www.uelac.org.
The United Empire Loyalists? Association of Canada (UELAC), Governor Simcoe Branch collects names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses for members and spouses. This information is only used by UELAC and Gov. Simcoe Branch to communicate with members through mail distribution of publications like the Simcoe Loyalist, the Loyalist Gazette, through letters, and through telephone calls and email. No other membership information is published in any publication or on any web site without written permission nor is membership information provided to any other organization or commercial entity.
Any concerns should be raised with the executive or at a regular meeting.