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.
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The 1718 Migration
The Scots-Irish journey to the new world. History and genealogy articles.
Canadian Ulster-Scots List
Genealogy, culture and history of Canada's Ulster Scots,
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
Extracted from the original court records of Augusta County 1745-1800.
Hard Times: The History of the Scotch-Irish Told Through their Music
A two-hour public television documentary that chronicles the historical and cultural influences of the immigrants from Ireland's province of Ulster.
Library of Ireland: Scotch-Irish
Books and articles relating to the Scotch-Irish.
History of the migration of Ulster-Scots to New England prior to the American Revolution.
Scotch-Irish and Ulster Scots Research
Focuses on helping genealogists trace their Scots-Irish ancestors. Includes history, links, bibliography, and email list.
Scotch-Irish Society of the United States of America
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 in America
Article written by John Walker Dinsmore in 1906. Concerns the settlement of Irish and Scots in Pennsylvania, their history, institutions and influences.
Ulster Scots Society of America
History of the Ulster-Scots in Ireland and America. Contact and membership details.
History of Ulster and Virginia and their connections.
Wikipedia: Scots-Irish American
Encyclopedia article with history and references.
Why You Need To Know The Scots-Irish
Article in Parade magazine by James Webb. (October 03, 2004)
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