Tips for Scots-Irish Research

Genealogy at a Glance: Scots-Irish Genealogy Research. By Brian Mitchell. Laminated, 4 pp., folded, 2014, $8.95. Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Suite 260, Baltimore, MD 21211 (tel.: 1-800-296-6687).

This handy, quick-reference by research expert Brian Mitchell, who’s also written Irish guides for the Genealogy at a Glance series, covers the basics of Scots-Irish research. The Scots-Irish, commonly called “Scotch Irish,” descended from 17th-century Scottish settlers in Ireland. Mitchell’s pointers cover the historical background of the Scots-Irish (17th-century Ulster planters and 18th-century emigrants), passenger lists, places of origin, family names, source records (such as church registers, census substitutes, and estates), and repositories, with each category giving recommended reading.

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