Charlene Widrick UE; UE Loyalists Bridge Annex, Genealogist

Commonly Asked Questions

You’ll find some answers and tips on this page that may help you with your genealogical and historical research. If you have a specific question, or are working on attaining your UELAC Certificate of Descent, don’t hesitate to contact me! – Charlene

Question: How long does it take to complete the UELAC Certificate of Descent Application Process

Answer: Much depends on how many documents you have. The process requires that each generation from the UE Loyalist to the person applying is proven with primary documentation, or a Genealogical Proof Argument (GPA), when primary documentation is not available. I’ll work with you to determine where you are in the process and help guide you along the way.

Question: Where will I find all the documents I need?

Answer: Many of the documents you will need can be found online, in local archives, government registries, and other locations. A number of our successful applicants found everything they needed online for FREE! It takes time and effort, but it’s worth it, and I can help guide you.

More Q&A to come. 

Research Tips and Guidelines

Free Research Guides – Ancestry Support

Developing Your Research Skills – genealogy.com

Starting Your Family Tree – Ottawa (ONT) Public Library

Transcribing Historic Documents

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Transcription Guidelines

Historical Transcription Tips: National Archives (US)

Smithsonian Digital Volunteers: Transcription Centre (Tips)

Genealogy Forms

UELAC Certificate of Descent Form in Membership Section

61 Free Genealogy Forms – Family Tree Magazine

Free Genealogy Forms and Charts – British Columbia Genealogical Society