Scotch-Irish Settlers in America, 1500s-1800s Immigration Records
About the Data
If you've got ancestors of Scotch-Irish descent, you'll want to explore the 13 volumes of research data available here. Discover which of the 215,000 individuals named will find a place in your family tree, while you flesh out existing research. Among these significant volumes you'll find three out-of-print sources, including Ford's "The Scotch-Irish in America," a text which provides an essential historical perspective. You'll also find a collection of Pennsylvania genealogies from Chester county, a location historically scarce in genealogical source material.
United States history is a tale of immigrants and the Scotch-Irish are no exception. Many of the sources here are immigration and naturalization records. Passenger and immigration lists can be an invaluable primary source for tracing the vast majority of immigrants to the United States, particularly in the 19th century. With the single exception of federal census records they are the largest, the most continuous, and the most uniform body of records for the entire country.
As primary sources, passenger lists and naturalization records are frequently the only references to an immigrant ancestor's past that can be sourced with high confidence. For American genealogists, these records may also serve as the breakthrough clues needed to link their family trees back to a distant point of origin.
You may obtain the following information from this data set:
Books Included in this Archive
Scotch Irish Pioneers
In Ulster and America
Or the Scot in North Britain, North Ireland and North America. 2 volumes.
1575-1725. 2 volumes.
The Scotch-Irish in
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. 3 volumes.
The Scotch-Irish of
Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German. 2nd edition
Vital Records of Londonderry,
New Hampshire, 1719-1910
to South Carolina, 1772: Rev. William Martin and His Five Shiploads of Settlers
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