Colonial Scots-Irish Immigrants:
By Kyle J. Betit
Several centres in Ulster now have computer databases that can be of assistance in tracing Scots-Irish immigrants. These databases can save time and effort in searching records to determine an origin. The centres offer research services including searches in their databases. The centres cover particular counties, and their databases generally include such sources as church records, censuses and census substitutes, gravestone inscriptions, and tax records.
Antrim and Down: Ulster Historical Foundation, Balmoral Buildings, 12 College Square East, Belfast BT1 6DD, Northern Ireland; Tel: (0232) 332288; FAX: (0232) 239885.
Armagh: Armagh Ancestry, 42 English St., Armagh BT61 7AB, Northern Ireland; Tel: (0861) 527808; FAX: (0861) 528329.
Cavan: County Cavan Genealogical Research Centre, Cana House, Farnham St., Cavan, Ireland; Tel: (049) 61094.
Derry and Donegal (Inishowen Peninsula): The Genealogy Centre, 14 Bishop Street, Derry BT48 6PW, Northern Ireland; Tel: (0504) 269792; FAX: (0504) 360921.
Donegal: Donegal Ancestry, Old Meeting House, Back Lane, Ramelton, Co. Donegal, Ireland; Tel/FAX: (074) 51266.
Monaghan: Monaghan Ancestral Research Centre, 6 Tully, Monaghan, Ireland; Tel: (047) 82304.
Tyrone and Fermanagh: Irish World, The Heritage Centre, Pomeroy Road, Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone BT70 3HG, Northern Ireland; Tel: (08687) 67039; Tel: (08687) 67663.
In addition to the above centres, Ulster American Folk Park maintains the "Emigration Database." This database includes information from many record sources, such as passenger lists, emigrant letters and diaries, family papers, and newspapers. The database is available for research at the Folk Park and at the five Education and Library Boards in Northern Ireland.