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Norfolklore June 2010

Volume 11, Issue 2  


"Patriotism Leads Me"

Muster Rolls of Loyalist Regiments and Corps

Anyone searching their UEL roots may wish to check out the 11 rolls of microfilm in our Archival collection. These films were purchased some years ago with the financial assistance of the Grand River Branch, United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. The resources include:


New Jersey Volunteers 1777-1783

Queen's Rangers 1777-1783

Loyalist American Regiment 1777-1783

American Legion 1781-1782

Royal Garrison Battalion 1778-1783

New York Volunteers 1777-1783

DeLancey's Brigade 1777-1783

British Legion 1778-1783

Volunteers of Ireland 1778-1782

Guides and Pioneers 1779-1783

South Carolina Royalists 1779-1782

Emerick's Chasseurs 1781

Loyal New Englanders 1778

Royal Foresters 1781-1782

King's Rangers 1783

Royal Fencible American Regt. 1777

Volunteers of New England 1782

Royal American Reformers 1778

Prince of Wales American Regt. 1778-1779

Carolina King's Rangers 1777-1782

South Carolina Rangers 1780-1781

South Carolina Dragoons 1781

Provincial Light Infantry 1781

Roman Catholic Volunteers 1777-1778

King‟s American Dragoons 1782-1783

South Carolina Royalists 1781-1783

King's American Regiment 1779-1793

Maryland Loyalists 1777-1783

Pennsylvania Loyalists 1777-1783

United Pennsylvania & Maryland 1780

King's Orange Rangers 1777-1778

Looking for Loyalist Ancestors? Check out our American Holdings!

The Museum's archival holdings contain a vast collection of published resources relating to early Colonial America. The following list is far from being exhaustive; it is only a scratch on the surface!

New York State

  • Year Book of the Holland Society of New York 1894-1929

  • New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, 1870-1941

  • Sir William Johnson Papers, Vols VII to XIV

  • De Halve Maen Periodicals, 1922-1979

  • Collections of the New York Historical Society, 1892-1920

  • Baptismal Records for various community churches including: Arabia, Athens, Claverack, Coxsackie, Gallatinville, German Flats, Germantown, Kinderhook, Livingston, Marbletown, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Schoharie, and West Camp

New Jersey

  • Newspaper Extracts 1704-1817

  • Revolutionary Census of New Jersey

  • New Jersey Index of Wills prior to 1901

  • Genealogy Magazine of New Jersey, 1925-1978 + 4 vol. index


  • Michigan Census 1710-1830

  • Index to 1840 and 1850 Census of Michigan

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island Census for 1774 and 1790

  • Rhode Island Roots


  • Pennsylvania German Marriages

  • Genealogy of Pennsylvania Families (2 volumes)

  • Pennsylvania Vital Records (3 volumes)

  • Pennsylvania German Church Records (3 volumes)

  • Notes & Queries Relating to Pennsylvania: a 1970 reprint of the 1895-1897 publication (12 volumes)


  • Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire

  • New England Marriages Prior to 1700

  • Families of Ancient New Haven (3 volumes)

  • Families of Old Fairfield (3 volumes)

  • Bonded Passengers to America, 1615 to 1775 (3 volumes)

  • Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War (3 volumes)

Be sure to check out the more than 220 books in the

Grand River Branch UELAC LOYALIST LIBRARY now located at the Museum!

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