Scots-Irish Genealogy Research [Genealogy at a Glance]

Scots-Irish Genealogy Research [Genealogy at a Glance]

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Topics covered include: Scots-Irish background;17th-century Ulster planters; 18th-century emigrants; Passenger lists; Places of origin; Family names; Source records; Repositories. The term Scots-Irish refers to people who originated in Scotland and settled in the 17th century in Ireland in the nine northern counties of Ulster. Claiming economic hardship, 250,000 Scots-Irish immigrated to North America between 1717 and 1776, principally to the port of Philadelphia, then west into the Appalachian region where they became the intrepid woodsmen and pioneers of American legend. The important thing to take away here is that this guide is intended as an aid to researchers who are attempting to trace Irish ancestors who arrived in North America prior to 1800. Laminated sheet. Genealogical Publishing, 2014. 4 pages.