Thursday, 2 June 2016

Scotch-Irish title added to Ancestry

Ancestry ( has added a new title to its collections, a book first printed in 1902 looking at the history of the Scots and their diaspora in Ireland and the US:

The Scot in North Britain, North Ireland, and North America

The full title of the book is actually The Scotch-Irish, or The Scot in North Britain, North Ireland, and North America, with the term 'Scotch-Irish' an American term for what would be known as the 'Ulster Scots' here, whilst 'North Britain' is an antiquated term (which didn't last for long) for Scotland after the Union.

The collection is presented in two volumes, which can be browsed only. The following is the blurb about the title from the site itself:

This large and informative overview of the history of the Scots-Irish outlines the most noteworthy events of Scottish history. Use this database to acquaint yourself with this group as they appear in North Britain, North Ireland, and North America. The record mentions many prominent Scots-Irish individuals in the revolutionary war and other parts of American history, as well as lengthy discussions of the Great Plantation of Ulster.

Readers in South Britain may also find the book of interest... :)


For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the info! Both volumes are available on Internet Archive and can be downloaded (free).