1718 Emigrant Sources- Books
Charles Knowles Bolton , Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America
(1910). [The premier book on the 1718 emigration].
Ethel Stanwood Bolton , Immigrants to New England
, 1700-1775 (1931)
Edward L. Parker. History of Londonderry
(1851) Republished by Town of Londonderry, New Hampshire 1974
George F. Willey. Willey’s Book of Nutfield
Charles A. Hanna. The Scotch-Irish or the Scot in North Britain, North Ireland and North America
(new edition 1995).On line, free, at www.ancestry.com
Daniel Gage Annis , Vital Records of Londonderry, New Hampshire
, 1719-1910 (1914, reprinted 1994)
Leonard A. Morrison. The History of Windham in New Hampshire and Supplement
(1892) Morrison’s books are true genealogical resource books, unlike the books by Parker and Willey, which are local histories which include genealogical material. Morrison wrote many more on the Scotch-Irish of New Hampshire.
General Scotch-Irish resources
R.J. Dickson, Ulster Emigration to Colonial America, 1718-75 (1976)
David Dobson. Scots-Irish Links, 1575-1725. Any of the numerous books written by Mr. Dobson is a great index of S-I surnames.
Henry Jones Ford , The Scotch-Irish in America (1915)
Wayland F. Dunaway , The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania (1944?)
William Henry Egle. Pennsylvania Genealogies, Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German (1886)
Jean Stephenson, Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772: Rev. William Martin and His Five Shiploads of Settlers (1971, reprinted 2005)
Joyce Alexander, editor, The Journal of Scotch-Irish Studies, Center for Scotch-Irish Studies. Glenolden, PA 2000 An annual peer–reviewed scholarly journal on current S-I studies in the USA and abroad. Five journals published up to 2005
Research on CD
The latest trend has been to burn resources into CD. This makes searching very much easier and faster. There are CD's for sale by Family Tree Maker at www.familytreemaker.com
• Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776 (#350) This CD contains approximately 140,000 names. It includes the texts of six books by Peter Wilson Coldham: The Complete Book of Emigrants
(four volumes), along with The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage
and its supplement. Peter Wilson Coldham, the foremost authority on early English emigration, compiled this data from a myriad of original English sources over several decades.
• Immigrant Histories: Huguenot Settlers in North America and Europe, 1600s-1900s (#600)
• Immigrants to the New World, 1600s-1800s (#170)
• Passenger and Immigration Lists: Boston, 1821-1850 (#256)
• Passenger and Immigration Lists: Irish Immigrants to North America, 1803-1871 (#257) http://genealogy.com
has CDs and books such as CD 276: Scotch-Irish Settlers in America, 1500s-1800s Immigration Records. CD 276 contains many of the book resources listed above.
Searching on the Web-free
Linda Merle is the premier Scotch-Irish researcher in America. As the moderator of the Scotch-Irish Rootsweb e-mail list, she interacts with over 800 researchers on a daily basis. Her webpage is the most complete website discussing the Scotch-Irish.
Rootsweb is the international site dedicated to free genealogy research. The above link also explains the e-mail lists. Rootsweb is an archived site. Past messages are saved from before the year 2000. Researchers can also use Rootsweb to download and save primary resources, family resources, and genealogy websites like Linda Merle’s.
Colin’s Notes: All of the above are great resources. Starting with the free websites will give you a huge amount of information, and an easy way to learn what resources you REALLY need. Purchasing CD’s will give you mass amounts of information for a relatively small amount of money. I am assuming all readers of this page know the basics of Internet genealogy. Therefore I won’t waste time discussing the LDS site or Ancestry.com etc. Like ‘em or hate ‘em you really should use ‘em. The two pay sites mentioned are the premier New England websites on the market (author’s opinion). Both have incredible databases, newspapers, records, and other genealogical material. The above list is a small start into the vast amounts of Scotch-Irish resources ever published.