Major Sites

  • The Atlantic Canada Portal Virtual Archives features themed digitized collections on Black Loyalists, Loyalist Women, and The Edward Winslow Letters (Please note this site is archived).
  • The Winslow Papers hosts an electronic version of the Papers of the loyalist Winslow family, housed in UNB Libraries Archives & Special Collections.
  • Fort Havoc, digital documents and transcripts of material concerning the American Revolution and United Empire Loyalists (R. Wallace Hale).
  • The Loyalist Research Network a central location for academics working in the field.
  • The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick offers online databases of land grants, land petitions, newspaper vital statistics, probate records, House of Assembly Sessional Records, and government petitions covering the loyalist settlement period.
  • Nova Scotia Archives, includes digital and indexed items relating to loyalists: Township Records, the African Nova Scotian Diaspora, cemetery records, land papers, church records, poll taxes, etc.
  • The On-line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies provides reliable, high quality material on the loyalists in the fields of military research, genealogy, and living history.
  • United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada The Loyalist Directory lists the loyalists who have been proven by the Association members, and sometimes provides basic information. 
  • Ward Chipman Papers, Library and Archives Canada, digitized muster rolls of loyalists and their families.
  • British Headquarter Papers, New York (or Carleton Papers) are digitally indexed on Library and Archives Canada’s website. The series includes a variety of documents about loyalist soldiers and civilian refugees as well as many British and German soldiers who settled in Canada later.
  • AmericanRevolution.ORG offers a variety of sources of information on the American Revolution and loyalists.
  • Canadiana is a valuable digital preservation repository for historical Canadian documents including the collection "Early Canadiana Online".
  • Online Library of Liberty has primary sources discussing the philosophy and politics behind the Amerian Revolution.

Black Loyalists

Other Loyalist Groups

Online Projects and Journals

  • Journal of the American Revolution Online Magazine.
  • The 18th Century Material Culture Resource Centre offers a wealth of images of artifacts and art compiled from around the world, organized by subject.
  • Vocabularies of Identity / Vocabulaires identitaires : The evolution of collective identity in Acadian and Loyalist text published in New Brunswick newspapers from 1880 to 1940  is a bilingual research project which utilized UNB Libraries Microfilm Newspaper Collection.
  • Loyalist Migrations Loyalist Migrations is a partnership between the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC), Huron University College’s Community History Centre, and Western Libraries’ Map and Data Centre.
  • Maryland Loyalism Project has scanned, transcribed, and made searchable claimes from Maryland Loyalists as well as entries from the Book of Negroes relating to former residents of Maryland.
  • Early American Sources centralized listing of digitized materials for historical research in the early period of the United States.

Museums and Loyalist Heritage Locations


Loyalist Genealogy

Research Institutions with Loyalist Materials

Revised 2022