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.
Scots-Irish in Colonial America: Records by state
By Kyle J. Betit
Research by State
Each American state has its own unique record sources relevant to tracing Scots-Irish immigrants who lived in that state. It is, of course, impossible to go into all of them in this article. Following is a list of particularly useful guides for various states with large Scots-Irish populations. These guides can help determine relevant sources and repositories:
- Georgia: Robert S. Davis, Jr. Research in Georgia. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1980.
- Kentucky: Roseann Reinemuth Hogan. Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992.
- New England: Marcia Wiswall. Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research. 3rd edition. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1993.
- North Carolina: Helen F.M. Leary and Maurice R. Stirewalt, editors. North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History. Raleigh, NC: The North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1980.
- Pennsylvania: 1) John W. Heisey. Handbook for Genealogical Research in Pennsylvania. Indianapolis, IN: Heritage Books, 1985. 2) Martin Bell. Mother Cumberland: Tracing Your Ancestors in South-Central Pennsylvania Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1989.
- South Carolina: George K. Schweitzer. South Carolina Genealogical Research. Knoxville, TN: author, 1985.
- Tennessee: George K. Schweitzer. Tennessee Genealogical Research. Knoxville: author, 1983.
- Virginia: Carol McGinnis. Virginia Genealogy: Sources & Resources. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1993.
- West Virginia: Carol McGinnis. West Virginia Genealogy: Sources & Resources. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1988.