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

- Genealogies and Histories

By Kyle J. Betit

The Genealogical Office in Dublin has copies of many compiled Irish pedigrees. These pertain to more prominent families. The FHL has copies of the Genealogical Office pedigrees on microfilm. Also available at the FHL is a three-volume set of indexes to the Genealogical Office pedigrees called Pedigree Index (FHL #255494).

Local and family histories can also be useful for tracing the Scots-Irish. Two noteworthy examples are William R. Young's Fighters of Derry, Their Deeds and Descendants and Dean Crawford Smith's The Ancestry of Emily Jane Angell, 1844-1910. Young's work (FHL #1363998) discusses many of the Ulster Protestants who took refuge in the city of Londonderry during the siege of 1689. Smith's work traces the Ulster origins of some of the early Scots-Irish immigrants to Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Two other examples of local histories useful for tracing the Scots-Irish were written by Rev. T.H. Mullin: Aghadowey: A Parish and Its Linen Industry (FHL #990492 item 4) and Families of Ballyrashane: A District in Northern Ireland (FHL #990177 item 2).
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