The Scots-Irish, also commonly called Scotch-Irish, are the descendants of the Ulster-Scots of Ireland that settled in the colonies and former colonies of Great Britain. The Ulster-Scots are lowland Scots from the English-Scottish border that settled in Ulster from 1610-1630. The Ulster-Scots began migrating out of Ireland in the 1700's due to religious repression and economic circumstances. Most headed for what would be the United States and Canada, but some settled in Australia, New Zealand, and other colonies. Famous Scots-Irish Americans include President Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Daniel Boone, and Davy Crockett.
Genealogy, culture and history of Canada's Ulster Scots,
Extracted from the original court records of Augusta County 1745-1800.
Books and articles relating to the Scotch-Irish.
History of the migration of Ulster-Scots to New England prior to the American Revolution.
Focuses on helping genealogists trace their Scots-Irish ancestors. Includes history, links, bibliography, and email list.
Promotes Scotch-Irish (Ulster-American) history and culture. Presents information on the Center for Scotch-Irish Studies, Journal of Scotch-Irish Studies, Scotch-Irish Society of the USA, and Scotch-Irish Foundation.
The Scots-Irish journey to the new world. History and genealogy articles.
Article written by John Walker Dinsmore in 1906. Concerns the settlement of Irish and Scots in Pennsylvania, their history, institutions and influences.
History of the Ulster-Scots in Ireland and America. Contact and membership details.
History of Ulster and Virginia and their connections.
Article in Parade magazine by James Webb.
Encyclopedia article with history and references.
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