Completing the Abegweit Branch, UELA Membership forms


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Application forms for joining the Abegweit Branch, UELA may be requested from me by emailing Dave Hunter, dhunter@islandregister.com - application forms will be sent in PDF format attached to an email. You must have the Adobe Acrobat reader installed in order to read and print these files. The reader may be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html

Due to the file size of these forms, I am not putting them on the server, rather email me, and tell me which application you wish (ask for the Full Membership Application if you have enough information to establish your connection to a recognized loyalist, or the Associate Membership Application if you don't yet, but want to be a member. The full membership application is seven pages long when printed, and supporting documents proving your lineage must be included with the application when applying for full membership.

These files are very large and will not be made directly downloadable. Please click on the appropriate link to receive the form you want: Associate Membership Application, or the Full Membership Application . When you receive the file, you may view it in the Acrobat reader and print a copy When you receive the file, you may view it in the Acrobat reader and print a copy on your ink jet or laser printer for your use.

When completed, the forms should be mailed to the Abegweit Branch Genealogist, Mary Bradshaw, U.E., Branch Genealogist, 326 Maple Avenue, Summerside, P.E.I., Canada, C1N 2H3. Please include copies of all supporting documentation if applying for full membership - this will speed up your application and approval of membership.


Guide to Completing the U.E.L. Association Form for Regular/Affiliate Membership

The following taken from the UELA organization's instruction sheet:

General Instructions

1. Type or print clearly in black ink to ensure that good photocopies can be made of the application. Avoid using liquid paper as they may chip off during processing. DO NOT WRITE IN THE MARGINS. If additional space is required, attach an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.

2. Dates are to be written in the form: 06 June 1956 or c. 1832. Places should be clearly identified: Kingston Township, Frontenanc County, Ontario, or Kingsclear Parish, York County, New Brunswick.

3. Photocopies of documents used to prove direct descent must be readable. The source of each document must be stated on the document.

4. Space is provided for birth, marriage and death dates for each generation in the line of descent to accommodate the variance of knowledge of these events by applicants. The minimum requirement in completing the application is proof of descent from a U.E. Loyalist. Additional family information, when known, is requested to identify the families and to assist other researchers with the same lines. Information on generations beyond the U.E. Loyalist would be of added interest, but is not required.

5. Fill in Sources of Information spaces for each generation, even if two or more are the same. State briefly. hut specifically, the source: e.g. "Census Records of Carleton County, 1861, Reel No. , Page No.

6. For assistance, contact the Abegweit Branch Genealogist:

Dave Hunter, U.E.,
Abegweit Branch Genealogist,
873 Brush Wharf Road,
RR#2, Vernon Bridge, P.E.I.,
Canada, C1A 2E0.

Accepted Proofs of Lineal Descent

Lineal descent if proved by the use of documents which state the relationship of two individuals to each other. The document must state the fact to be proved: e.g. ‘William, the SON of John Doe’ or ‘Elizabeth, WIFE of Robert Smith and DAUGHTER of Oliver Maclvor’.

Any of the following may be acceptable proofs of lineal descent:

1. Birth, marriage and death certificates (genealogical long form from Provincial or State Vital Statistics Office).

2. Church records - baptism, marriage or burial obtained from the church registrar transcribed and certified correct by the transcriber.

3. Birth, marriage and death records from Family Bibles, which are photocopies or transcribed; attach copy of title page that states date and place of publication.

4. Wills, Letters of Administration papers or Guardianship documents that give relationship of two or more persons in line of descent.

5. Census records, either photocopies or transcribed.

6. Records and inscriptions from headstones in cemeteries provided that are copies as written or photographed and show relationship between generations.

7. Land Petitions/Land records.

Other Documentation

The following items should be used with caution and may be accepted as proof when none of the sources stated are available for a given generation.

1. Any newspaper or published article, e.g. obituaries, marriage accounts, graduation, birth or engagement notices. Give the name and date of the publication.

2. Biographical sketches, genealogies - provided part of the family group can be substantiated through a primary source.

3. Statements based on family tradition or hearsay cannot be considered a proof.

Loyalist Ancestor

To provide proof of loyalty, the following can be used as evidence:

Confiscation Lists

Claim for Losses

Name on a Muster Roll

Location Ticket

Discharge Certificate

Land Petition

The special circumstances of the migration of the Indians of the Six Nations will be given special consideration due to the difference in acceptable evidence available.


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