Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors

The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800

Author: William J. Roulston

Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation


Category: History

Page: 262

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One of the greatest frustrations for generations of genealogical researchers has been that reliable guidance on sources for perhaps the most critical period in the establishment of their family’s links with Ulster, the period up to 1800, has proved to be so elusive. Not any more. This book can claim to be the first comprehensive guide for family historians searching for ancestors in 17th- and 18th-century Ulster. Whether their ancestors are of English, Scottish or Gaelic Irish origin, it will be of enormous value to anyone wishing to conduct research in Ulster prior to 1800. A comprehensive range of sources from the period 1600-1800 are identified and explained in very clear terms. Information on the whereabouts of these records and how they may be accessed is also provided. Equally important, there is guidance on how effectively they might be used. The appendices to the book include a full listing of pre-1800 church records for Ulster; a detailed description of nearly 250 collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century estate papers; and a summary breakdown of the sources available from this period for each parish in Ulster. William Roulston is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation.

The Irish Diaspora

Author: Andrew Bielenberg

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 376

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This book brings together a series of articles which provide an overview of the Irish Diaspora from a global perspective. It combines a series of survey articles on the major destinations of the Diaspora; the USA, Britian and the British Empire. On each of these, there is a number of more specialist articles by historians, demographers, economists, sociologists and geographers. The inter-disciplinary approach of the book, with a strong historical and modern focus, provides the first comprehensive survey of the topic.

Early Belfast

The Origins and Growth of an Ulster Town to 1750

Author: Raymond Gillespie

Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation


Category: Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Page: 182

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"For most people, nineteenth-century Belfast is the very essence of an industrial city, boasting as it did by 1900 the world's largest spinning mill, the most productive shipyard, the biggest ropeworks and tobacco factory. This book looks beyond that world to reveal an earlier Belfast where the foundations for its later industrial prowess were laid. It charts the town's remarkable growth from site to city, from the first mentions of it as long ago as the seventh century through to the 13th-century Anglo-Norman settlement and Gaelic revival, to the Plantation town of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It re-traces not only the development of the early streets, and their names, but also the lives of those who walked and lived in them. In doing so it recreates something of the thriving commercial settlement and port that came increasingly to dominate the life of the region it served - Ulster - in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries." "Using a unique series of maps, together with archaeological and documentary evidence that has been expertly pieced together, the book revolutionises our understanding of this, the most Ulster of towns, before the coming of industrialisation. Just as importantly, it reminds us that Belfast has always stood, in the poet Derek Mahon's lyrical phrase, a 'hill at the top of every street'."--BOOK JACKET.

This Great Calamity: The Great Irish Famine

The Irish Famine 1845-52

Author: Christine Kinealy

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd


Category: History

Page: 504

View: 713

The Great Famine of 1845-52 was the most decisive event in the history of modern Ireland. In a country of eight million people, the Famine caused the death of approximately one million, while a similar number were forced to emigrate. The Irish population fell to just over four million by the beginning of the twentieth century. Christine Kinealy’s survey is long established as the most complete, scholarly survey of the Great Famine yet produced. First published in 1994, This Great Calamity remains an exhaustive and indefatigable look into the event that defined Ireland as we know it today.

Atlantic crossroads

historical connections between Scotland, Ulster and North America

Author: Patrick Fitzgerald



Category: History

Page: 144

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The Irish in America

emigration, assimilation, and impact

Author: P. J. Drudy



Category: Irish Americans

Page: 359

View: 290

Dancing to History's Tune

History, Myth and Politics in Ireland

Author: Brian Mercer Walker

Publisher: Inst of Irish Studies


Category: History

Page: 185

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History and Genealogy of the Mebane Family of Colonial Pennsylvania and North Carolina

Author: Robert McNair Mebane



Category: North Carolina

Page: 250

View: 188

William Mebane, parents not listed, was born in Northern Ireland about 1690. His wife's name is unknown. His family immigrated to the United States about 1719, settling in Pennsylvania He had 8 children. No record of William's death has been found, however it is assumed that he died about 1750 in Pennsylvania. His descendants have lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, and other areas in the United States.