Here are some places where you can find Loyalist records offline. Some Loyalist records are available online but it pales in comparison to what’s available at Libraries, Archives, and Societies. Be sure to check the interlibrary loan policies for the possibility of viewing these at your local library.

American Loyalists, a catalog of books, microfilm, microfiche available at the Family History Library, some books available for online viewing, most film and fiche available for online ordering to be sent to a local Family History Center or participating library for a small fee.

United Empire Loyalists, a catalog of books, microfilm, microfiche available at the Family History Library, some books available for online viewing, most film and fiche available for online ordering to be sent to a local Family History Center or participating library for a small fee.

The Loyalist Collection at the “Harriet Irving Library at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, N.B. is a repository of Loyalist resources which is unique in Canada. The Loyalist Collection contains microfilm of British, North American Colonial, and early Canadian primary sources from approximately 1740 – 1870, with the chief focus being the American Revolution, and the early years of Loyalist settlement in British North America.”

Loyalists “Library and Archives Canada holds a variety of sources relating to the United Empire Loyalists who settled in Canada after the American Revolution (1775-1783).” “Loyalists settled in what are now the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario. The Archives in each of these provinces will have records relating to Loyalists. Note that German Troops under the command of the British Forces were not Loyalists.”

Loyalist Ancestors in the US Revolutionary War at FamilySearch.org with history and sources, including sources for those who lost property and those who served with the British forces

Canada Land and Property at FamilySearch.org, a wiki article with leads

British Military Records at FamilySearch.org, a wiki article with leads

Canada Military Records at FamilySearch.org, a wiki article with leads

American Loyalists, a wiki article at FamilySearch.org

Getting A Handle on Your Loyalist Ancestors Using Published Sources by Edward B. Kipp gives historical background and then A Loyalist Bibliography for offline Loyalist research.

Suggested Reading Loyalist History from The On-line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies

Loyalist Claims and Suggested Readings at globalgenealogy.com

 

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