below are searchable online at either Our Roots
or Google Books
and sometimes at both sites. You must create a free id and login to Our Roots.
Two other books that I have found very helpful in understanding the social norms and tensions in early Upper Canada.
- 'Union is Strength': W.L. Mackenzie, The Children of Peace, and the Emergence of Joint Stock Democracy in Upper Canada, Albert Schrauwers, Univ. of Toronto press, 2009, p. 144
- Plunder, Profit, and Paroles, A Social History of the War of 1812 in Upper Canada, George Sheppard, McGill, Queen's Univ. Press, 1994
LINKS to On Line microfilm
Library and Archives of Canada [LAC]
Upper Canada Sundries
Heritage Canadiana- This is a growing and amazing resource. Go to the Genealogy section and start browsing.
- The Upper Canada Sundries
are a magnificent resource, formally called the Civil Secretary's
Correspondence, and are held at the LAC in Ottawa. On the web page,
scroll down to the Finding Aid section, and download the index files as
pdf's. They are large and take a bit of time.
- Search the index files for the date range of interest, and once you have a page number from the index, go to this pdf to find the film number you need.
- Then, to see the film, go Heritage Canadiana, and select the Sundries are in the Genealogy section and choose the film you wish to see.
- There is a partial Sundries index on line at Janice Nickerson's excellent web site and service called Upper Canada Genealogy.
The Upper Canada Sundries link above is to this site.
Burleigh papers - on line
- Heritage Canadiana - start with the genealogical section. Below are two valuable records among many others.
- Loyalist Institute - Todd Braisted
Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada
- Rolls of the Provincial (Loyalist) Corps, Canadian Command, American Revolutionary Period, Mary Beacock Fryer and Lt. Col. Wm A. Smy, Dundurn Press, 1981
"The Rose List" or more formally: The centennial of the settlement of Upper Canada by the
United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884; the celebrations at Adolphustown, Toronto
and Niagara, with an appendix, containing a copy of the U.E. List, preserved in
the Crown Lands Department at Toronto, 1885, Rose Pub
old UEL List - 1885 - another form of the "Rose List".
- The Archives of Ontario Loyalist finding aid.
- Loyalist Claims for Losses: The Second Report of The Bureau of Archives For the Province
of Ontario, Subtitle: United Empire Loyalists, Enquiry into the
Losses and Services in Consequence of Their Loyalty, Evidence in the Canadian
Claims, 1904, Alexander Fraser. It is online at Internet Archive. Click on these links for Part 1 (pages 1 to 704) and Part 2 (pages 705 to 1436, including the index.) If these links don't work then try this page
and click on Volume 2, parts 1 and part 2 (two separate volumes).
- Loyalist Settlements 1783-1789,
Bruce Antliff, Ontario, 1985 - this volume presents transcriptions of
the volumes that are missing from the above Report of 1904.
- Diary of Lt Henry Simmons - 1777
- Land Owners of the Mecklenburg District in 1790 - mostly loyalists, but not all are.
Other sites I visit