The New Loyalist Indexby Paul J. Bunnell. Published by Heritage Books, Inc., 1540 E. Pointer Ridge Pl., Suite 300, Bowie MD 20716. c. 1989, 525 pp., paperback. $36.50 plus $4 p&h. Visa/MC/Checks.
This is an index of over 5,000 Loyalists. Each entry provides four lines of material, not all of which is complete for all entries: 1. Name of Loyalist and Source Code; 2. Any information used to clearly identify an individual such as date of birth, marriage or death, occupation, land grant or ownership details; 3. Where they were from and where they settled; 4. Regiment, rank and if any claims were made. There are 29 sources cited ranging from published works such as American Vital Records From the Gentleman's Magazine 1731-1868 by D. Dobson, and Loyalist Families by C. Barnett & E. Sewell to records of the Canadian National Archives and the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. The sources are very varied and cover a large territory. The introduction includes a list of major sources which are not included in the index and these provide the researcher with clues for further research. Overall an excellent index to many varied Loyalist records.
Reviewed by Paul Milner
BIGWILL v.2 no.6, 1995