I did not have to pay the geneologist anything. I belong to an UEL Branch and their geneologist helps to obtain your official UEL papers connecting you to your Loyalist ancestor. You must provide documented proof linking you through each generation back to your Loyalist ancestor. The hardest part was proving that Arthur Orser was put back on the Loyalist list. He had been removed. This is what I needed the help for. Both my son's received their certificates today at the Branch meeting. Now anyone trying to get their certificates will find it much easier. All decendants of Arthur Orser are entitled to receive UE status but there is a fee in Toronto to review your documentation and verify it. Don't know if you have this - found in family book (Bucks) (Phoebe Orser born 1799 to Arthur Orser married George Buck) "...The Orsers came from Holland and they all came from the west side of the German Empire but are not of that empire. This is a copy of a letter received by the daughter of Thomas Buck from her Uncle George Buck. He says...John Orser the elest of the Orser family, stayed on his farm and died very wealthy...."
If you have a copy of Arthur's land petition I would like to get a copy. I did not get one for myself.