This article was originally published in The Irish At Home and Abroad
journal of Irish genealogy and heritage (volume 2 #1, 1994/1995).
No longer published.
Colonial Scots-Irish Immigrants:
The Irish Records
By Kyle J. Betit
Although most of the Ulster Scots were Presbyterians, they may be found in both Presbyterian and Church of Ireland graveyards, since the Church of Ireland was the Established Church. Some tombstones dating back to the 1600s and 1700s have survived in Ulster cemeteries of both denominations.
There are several resources to use for locating Ulster cemetery transcripts:
- *lists by county in John Grenham's Tracing Your Irish Ancestors;
- *Periodical Source Index (PerSI), by the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana; and
- *the Family History Library's Irish county binder series, An Inventory of Genealogical Sources in the Irish Collection of the Family History Library, Salt Lake City.
Ulster Historical Foundation published some cemetery transcripts for Belfast (4 volumes), County Antrim (2 volumes), and County Down (21 volumes).
[See also www.historyfromheadstones.com.]