Little Forks is one of 27 local branches of The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, and one of three branches in Quebec, along with Heritage Branch in Montreal and the Sir John Johnson Branch in the Townships. All branches share the same mission: to unite together, irrespective of creed or political party, the descendants of those families who, during the American Revolutionary War of 1775 to 1783, sacrificed their homes in retaining their loyalty to the British Crown; to perpetuate a spirit of loyalty to the Empire; to preserve the history and traditions of that period in Canadian history by rescuing from oblivion the history and traditions of the Loyalist families; to collect together the portraits, documents, books, weapons, flags, monuments, memorials, and all other articles pertaining to the Loyalists, which are now scattered throughout Canada and elsewhere; to publish a historical and genealogical journal or annual transactions; to construct and repair buildings, monuments, memorials, and to purchase real estate and other things that may serve to perpetuate the memory of the United Empire Loyalists. All descendants of United Empire Loyalists are entitled to use the initials "U.E." after their names.
Archives (currently located in a private home). The Branch has been active in the work to restore the Little Hyatt One-room Schoolhouse, and in erecting a number of historic plaques in the area.
The national Association maintains an Archive in Toronto.
Documentation on Loyalists in the Eastern Townships and elsewhere.
Genealogical research. Promoting the Branch by attending functions such as Townshippers' Day, Quebec Anglo-Heritage Network meetings, and Lennoxville's Friendship Day. Participation at the annual national convention. Members attend some functions in period costume. Annual fund-raisers in January and September.
N/A. (However, the National Headquarters does have publications to offer - please write them for titles and prices).
The Loyalist Gazette (national magazine): free for members.
By appointment only.
Bev Loomis, U.E., President & Genealogist, 5955 Route Gilbert Hyatt, P.O. Box 67, Stn. Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 1Z3.
(National address: United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Dominion Office, Suite 202, The George Brown House, 50 Baldwin St., Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1L4.)