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Suggested Reading

The following list of publications has been compiled as a research aid for your Loyalist ancestry. Many of these books are available in city libraries (including interlibrary loan), provincial archives and used book shops. David Walker started this list with titles from his personal library, and invites anyone to send him details of their favourite titles to be included here.

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A Short History of the Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs of America, Genealogical and Biographical, Embracing Eleven Generations of the First-Named Family from 1637 to 1881, Parts I & II, Charles Elihu Slocum. Originally published by Truair, Smith & Bruce, 1882. Reprinted by Tuttle Antiquarian Books. 967 pp.
A United Empire Loyalist Family - The Life and Times of Thomas Hooper, of Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and his Descendants, 1734-2004, Nancy Neal. Crescent Isle Publishers, 2006.  671 pp.
American Loyalist Claims, Peter Wilson Coldham. National Genealogical Society, 1980. 616 pp.
An Island Refuge - Loyalists and Disbanded Troops on the Island of Saint John, Orlo Jones & Doris Haslam, Editors.  Abegweit Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada,  1983. 379 pp.
Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, Vols. 1 & 2, Lorenzo Sabine. Clearfield Publishing, 2005. 1208 pp.
Divided Loyalties - How the American Revolution Came to New York, Richard M. Ketchum. Henry Holt & Co., 2002. 447 pp.
Early Loyalist Saint John ~ the Origin of New Brunswick Politics, D.G. Bell. New Ireland Press, 1983. 261 pp.
Hope Restored, The American Revolution and the Founding of New Brunswick, Robert L. Dallison.  The New Brunswick Military Heritage Series, Vol. 2.  Goose Lane Editions, 2003. 120 pp.
Kingston and the Loyalists of the Spring Fleet of 1783, Walter Bates. Barnes & Co., 1889 (reprinted 1999). 32 pp.
Land of the Loyalists - Their Struggle to Shape the Maritimes, Ronald Rees. Nimbus Publishing, 2000. 146 pp.
Loyalists All - Stories Told About New Brunswick Loyalists by Their Descendants, Gail Bonsall Pipes.  New Brunswick Branch, United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada,  1985. 192 pp.
Loyalists of America and Their Times 1620-1816, Egerton Ryerson. William Briggs, 1880 (also available on CD-ROM from CD Archive Books Canada). 1,004 pp.
New York in the Revolution, as Colony and State, James A. Roberts. Second Edition.  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996 (reprinted as two volumes in one). 336 pp.
Rebels & Redcoats - the American Revolutionary War, Hugh Bicheno. Harper Collins Publishers, 2003. 310 pp.
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, eds. Jack P. Greene & J.R. Pole. Blackwell Reference, 1999. 845 pp.
The Civil Sword - James Delancey's Westchester Refugees 1776-1785, Gerald R. Vincent. Cobequid Press, 1997 (also available on CD-ROM). 289 pp.
The Loyalists of New Brunswick, Esther Clark Wright. Reprinted by UELAC-NB, 2003. 365 pp.
The Loyalists - Revolution, Exile, Settlement, Christopher Moore. McLellan & Stewart, 1994. 280 pp.
The Loyalists in the American Revolution, Claude Halstead Van Tyne. Peter Smith, 1959. 360 pp.
The River St. John, Rev. William O. Raymond.  The Tribune Press, 1943. 280 pp.
The Seaman Family in America as Descended from Captain John Seaman of Hempstead, New York. Mary Thomas Seaman. T.A. Wright, 1922. 372 pp. Also available on CD-ROM entitled Genealogy & History of the Seaman Family, which includes additional titles, published by GenealogyCDs, 2003.
United Empire Loyalists, Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, Vols. 1 & 2, Alexander Fraser. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994. 1,430 pp.
William Schurman, Loyalist of Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, and His Descendants, Ross Graves. Harold B. Schurman, 1973. 1,390 pp.