Ulster-Scot Research

Ulster-Scot Research

A study of our ancestors.

The Ulster-Scots or Scotch-Irish (preferably the former) were a hearty people who went to Northern Ireland during the reign of James I and then emigrated to the colonies starting in 1718 to 1750.  It is said that around 250,000* Scottish people from Ulster, Northern Ireland came to the colonies.  There were many reasons why so great a number of people left Northern Ireland for a land in the midst of rebirth, a place of hardship and a place where the unknown overshadowed the known.  Aside from the turmoil of picking up their lives and moving half-way across the globe, the colonies offered them a freedom they would never have experienced in Ireland.  Because of high rents, religious turmoil,  small-pox outbreak, large losses of livestock, lack of hard currency, weak trade, poor crops poor due to bad weather, the Ulster-Scots decided to pick up their lives and move to a new land.

Northern Ireland GenWeb

Ulster Links
Ulster's Ethnic Origins County of Londonderry, Ireland Genealogy
Ulster Historical Timeline The Geology of Ancient Ireland
Ancestral Research in Ulster Irish Websites
Ulster Historical Foundation Family Tree Maker's Scotch-Irish Page
The Scots/Irish Immigration of the 1700s CELT - Irish Electronic Texts (list of texts)
Ireland - Bulletin Boards - Derry or Londonderry Roots The Civil Parishes of County Londonderry


Maps of Ireland
Several different variations Ulster Historical Foundation
Some maps at Ancestry.com - requires membership  
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* Ulster Sails West by William F. Marshall, 3rd ed. published 1950.

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