Rensselaer County, NY GenWeb site - Loyalists
This page was last updated 1 August 2011.
This page is our gateway to Loyalist records. At the time of the American
Revolution, quite a few residents of what later, in
1791, would become Rensselaer County, NY remained loyal to Great Britain.
The new US government required that men take oaths of allegiance to the new country,
and any who refused were persecuted. Many were arrested and imprisoned; some were
even summarily shot and killed. Their land was confiscated, and those close
enough to manage it fled to Canada. In Canada, the crown rewarded
them for their loyalty with land grants, and many records relating to these land
grants survive today. To learn more about your Loyalist ancestors, you are invited
to visit the United Empire Loyalists (UEL)
Bernard C. Young
has contributed the following searchable Loyalist records to this GenWeb site.
Rensselaer County Loyalist Muster Lists
Other Rensselaer County Loyalist Records
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