The first branch of the United Empire Loyalists in Edmonton was organized on November 6, 1912. It was only in existence for two to three years when World War I intervened, causing the Branch to fold. In 1934 it was reactivated as the Fort Edmonton Branch and was organized by 17 prominent lawyers and doctors. Again war resulted in the demise of the Branch.
During the 1980s some former members of the Fort Edmonton Branch drove to Calgary to attend Calgary Branch meetings. These members met again and on May 11, 1987 the Edmonton Branch became a reality and has continued since that time.
The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada has branches across Canada, with headquarters in Toronto.
For more information on how to join our branch or for related ancestry questions feel free to contact one of our Branch Executives.
President - Robert Rogers UE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Genealogist - Dave Rolls UE (email@example.com)
Vice-President / Web & Social Media - Chris Rogers UE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Any member who believes they have a Loyalist ancestor, has the option of proving that ancestry. They need to verify that their ancestor was a Loyalist and collect the genealogical proofs between themselves and that Loyalist. The Branch Genealogist provides direction and guidance along the way. Once all the information is collected, the member then submits a certificate application form, with the proofs and sends it to our Dominion Genealogist for review. If all is in order, members receive a Certificate attesting to their Loyalist ancestry.
Being a proven Loyalist descendant confers no special status in Canadian or other societies, but many members use the post-nominal letters "UE" after their name, in consequence of Lord Dorchester's Order in Council in 1789, conferring recognition of the service of the Loyalists in defence of "The Unity of Empire."