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About the Local History Collection

The Library owns an ever-growing historical and genealogical collection of the City, the Niagara River and Falls, and the Niagara Peninsula. The wide variety of rare material in these collections - including guidebooks, atlases, local histories, magazines, maps, photographs, art reproductions, newspapers, clippings, government reports and City Council minutes - are used extensively by staff and the public. 

These materials can be viewed at the Victoria Avenue library. Due to the rarity and nature of these materials they are not available for loan and cannot be borrowed through the InterLibrary Loan system.

United Empire Loyalists

A great majority of families that settled in the Niagara Peninsula were United Empire Loyalists, and many of their descendants still reside in this area. This list of materials are available at the Niagara Falls Public Library, Victoria Avenue Location.
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LHC 971.3 059P
Black List - A List of those Tories who took Part with Great Britain in the Revolutionary War and were Attainted of High Treason, 1802.
Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records, Vol. 7, 1906,
p 109-120.

LHC B811 971.024
Bradley, Arthur Granville.
The United Empire Loyalists, Founders of British Canada.
2nd. edition is titled: Colonial Americans in exile :founders of British Canada, located at: LHC 971.024 B811C

LHC 929.2 Bun
Bunnell, Paul J.
The New Loyalist Index. 1989.

LHC 971.3 C225
Canniff, William.
History of the Province of Ontario.
2nd edition is titled: The Settlement of Upper Canada, located at LHC 971.3 C225S

LHC 929.2 C432
Chadwick, Edward.
Ontario Families, 1894.

LHC 929.2 Fit
Fitzgerald, E. Keith.
Loyalist Lists.

LHC Periodical
Halfyard, Robert R.
Loyalist Victualing Lists of the Niagara Area, 1786.
Families, Vol. 24, #2, 1985, p. 88.

LHC Periodical
Halfyard, Robert R
More Victualing Lists of the Niagara Area,1785-1786.
Families, Vol. 24, #4, 1985, p.216.
Printed previously in Notes from Niagara, Vol. 4, #4, 1984 Vol. 5, #1, 1985.

LHC 971.024 M429
Mathews, Hazel Chisholm.
The Mark of Honour.

LHC 971.024 Nia
Niagara Peninsula History Conference.
United Empire Loyalists in the Niagara Peninsula.

LHC 971.024 Ont
Ontario. Department of Public Records and Archives.
United Empire Loyalists: Enquiry into the Losses and Services in Consequence of their Loyalty.

LHC 929.2 Pal
Palmer, Gregory.
Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution.

LHC 929.3713 Pub
Public Archives of Canada. Upper Canada (Ontario) District Loyalist Rolls.
(Of interest: File 20 Return of the Loyalist Settlers at and in the Dependencies of Niagara...with the Number of their Families, from 25 Nov. 1784 to 25 June 1785.

LHC 971.024 Rea
Reaman, George Elmore.
The Trail of the Black Walnut.

LHC 971.024 Rei
Reid, William D.
The Loyalists in Ontario : the Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada.

LHC 971.339 N577
Return of Loyalists and Disbanded Troops.
Niagara Historical Society No. 39, p 122-128

LHC 971.024 S116
Sabine, Lorenzo.
Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution.
2 volumes.

LHC 971.024 U58
United Empire Loyalist Centennial Committee.
The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884.
2nd. edition located at: LHC 971.024 U580

LHC 929.2 Uni
United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada.
Loyalist Vignettes and Sketches.

LHC 929.209713 Uni
United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. Hamilton Branch. Loyalist Ancestors: Some Families of the Hamilton Area.

LHC 929.20971 Uni
United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. Toronto Branch. Loyalist Lineages of Canada, 1783-1983.
3 volumes.