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Family Tree Maker's Genealogical Records: Loyalists in the American Revolution (Family Archive #144) $29.99 plus $3.50 p&h. Order from Genealogical Publishing Company, 1001 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-3897.

Loyalists were American colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown. They are estimated to make up one-third of colonial America's population. This disc contains scanned images with a consolidated index of thirteen volumes. Accumulatively the records and narratives refer to over 87,000 loyalists in the U.S. and Canada. The majority of the records refer to loyalists in the Southern and Mid-Atlantic colonies where the cause was the strongest (Georgia, the Carolinas, New York, and Pennsylvania). However, it includes loyalists from Florida, Great Britain, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Virginia.

The volumes included here are: Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia; Loyalists in North Carolina During the Revolution; Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War (3 Volumes); Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution (2 Volumes); The Loyalists of Massachusetts, Their Memorials, Petitions and Claims; Orderly Book of the Maryland Loyalists Regiment, June 18, 1778, to October 12, 1778, Including General Orders Issued by Sir Henry Clinton, Baron Wilhelm von Kuyphausen, Sir William Erskine, Charles, Lord Cornwallis, General William Tryon and General Oliver De Lancey; Orderly Book of the Three Battalions of Loyalists Commanded by Brigadier-General Oliver De Lancey, 1776-1778, To Which is Appended a List of New York Loyalists in the City of New York During the War of the Revolution; United Empire Loyalists: Enquiry into the Losses and Services in Consequence of Their Loyalty; Evidence in Canadian Claims; Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario (2 Volumes); The Old United Empire Loyalists List.

Reviewed by Paul Milner
BIGWILL v.7 no.4, 2000