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Ask-the-Pros — Question and Answer — Ireland to Scotland

Judith E. Wight answers today’s Ask-the-Pros Questions. Question #1: How do we get from Ireland back to Scotland for families we know were in the plantation? Answer #1: For readers who are unfamiliar with the term “plantation” it refers to lands in Ireland that were confiscated by the English crown.  This occurred during the 16th and 17th centuries.  The land was given to English, Welsh and Scottish settlers (usually the landed gentry class) thus displacing Irish Catholic landholders. Given the time period it is all but impossible to document these early settlers.  The primary source of information that includes births/baptism, marriages and deaths/burials are church records.  Church records for the time period of interest were seldom kept this early.   If estate records survive for the place where the person resided in Ireland, it is  possible that the records may … Read entire article »

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Weekly Tip: Your Irish Ancestor

Weekly Tip: Your Irish Ancestor

Need some help researching your Irish immigrant ancestor? Here are some websites to check out. The first site that you will want to check out is Joe Beine’s Irish Passenger List Research Guide. This guide is a bibliography with links to websites and resource available on books, microfilm and CD’s, divided into two sections, Irish Immigration to America before 1820 and Irish Ship Passenger Lists 1820-1950s. Scroll to the bottom of this website … Read entire article »

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