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An American ethic group of those who think their ancestors were Scottish Protestants living in Ulster. Our challenges: researching in colonial times, crossing the Pond, researching in Ireland. You can do this, but need to learn how. It is not easy.

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Scots-Irish from Northern Ireland 3 Replies

Hello fellow researchers. My G Grandfather John Bell stated in the 1910 US Federal census that his parents were from Northern Ireland. The question asked if his parents were from another country to…Continue

Started by Daniel M. Bell. Last reply by Daniel M. Bell Sep 23, 2016.

Searching for The Glavin Family of Ireland 1 Reply

I am lookin for any information on my maternal grandmother. Her name was Ethel Glavin and she came into Ellis Island with her parents as a child. I do not know her parents names, but she had three…Continue

Started by Lori Ellen Ford-Howard. Last reply by Michael Clarke Kelly Jul 28, 2013.

Laird and Harris 15 Replies

Martha Lairdcame to America with her brothers and sisters in the early 1730's onboard the same ship with Samuel Harris, who became her husband soonafter landing in Pennsylvania.  Later they moved to…Continue

Started by Kathryn Brannigan Walizer. Last reply by Angela Kraft May 3, 2011.

Canadian - Scots Irish 2 Replies

I suspect that  a couple of my family branches ended up in,North Carolina, and Kentucky.  McNay and Young,  Jamieson and Paterson (MYJP).  My Branches are from the Ballywalter area of County Down,…Continue

Started by Betty Dona Crawford. Last reply by Chris Torrence May 2, 2011.

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Comment by Co Ordinator on January 7, 2011 at 7:36pm

I have Scots and Irish in my tree but I have just been referred to to site that has recently came on line that being:


I have put it here for all to pursue you just never know !




Comment by Carolyn Dunlap Franklin on January 1, 2011 at 5:17pm
I believe that my paternal line is from Scotland.  We did the Y-DNA 67 test confirmed haplogroup J2a4b, shorthand is J-M67.  Since the J2 group is from the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East I am doubtful there are many J2a4b's in Scotland but if there is I would like to hear from you.
Comment by Gwynn Socolich on December 19, 2010 at 7:30pm

Posted an analysis of "Ballaymeath?", Londonderry, Northern Ireland on my website at:

re: Riddell family


Comment by grady puryear on November 30, 2010 at 9:45am
I am so Scot it is unbelievable. My Maternal side (Allardyce) is 100% till it got diluted a bit over here. On my Paternal side is Christal, again 100% till the 1800's over here, plus Speer and on and on. My great great grandmother was a Roe, and there is the connection to the Bentinck, like I said, it goes on and on. They seem to have come to Nova Scotia and then on south. I know more about the Allardyce line than any of the others, anyone interested give me a shout.
Comment by Cheryl Capps Roach on November 29, 2010 at 6:10pm
I have Scotch Irish on both my maternal lineage and paternal lineage. My mother's maiden name was Beatty and they came from Northern Ireland.Also, my great great mother and her family, the Crawfords, immigrated in 1831 from Londonderry, Ireland. Both surnames are searchable in my family history book uploaded for research on
Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on October 20, 2010 at 4:55pm
James and others, I checked that link too, it didn't work, it has TWO http's in it, here's the correct link in case you haven't already gotten it:
Comment by James P. LaLone on October 18, 2010 at 10:08am
The Dec. 2010 issue of FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE has an article on researching your Scots-Irish ancestors.
Comment by James P. LaLone on October 8, 2010 at 1:22pm
I clicked on the website above in information but get one of those "messages" saying not available. Does this mean that we don't have a moderator anymore?

Anyway, here are two links that a distant cousin has posterd on my WILSON & GRAHAM families for Co. Armagh. If you can connect, would like to hear from you.
Comment by Louise Acheson on March 10, 2010 at 9:54am
I am searching for an Acheson/Atchison family that came to Canada in the year 1840 give or take a year. They had a son David Atchison born in April 1839 Ireland. It is not known if it was Sligo or Fermanagh. There are rumors or each.Later he went to Iowa USA and his son to North Dakota USA. David married Margaret Robinson in 1862 Pembroke Ontario Canada. Any info on Achesons comeing to Canada in 1840's wqould be greatly appreciated.
Comment by David C Abernathy on March 7, 2010 at 3:19pm
I am searching the Hugh Abernathy line. He was in Laurens District, South Carolina in the late 1700's and then on to the Indian Country, (Indiana) where he died in 1826 in Fountain County, Indiana. We have record that he fathered 17 children and by at least 2 wifes.
It was reported on the census of one of his son's that he (Hugh) was born in Ireland. The Abernathy line is from Scotland and per "Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia", the line is now part of the Fraser Clan.
I have found not connection to Ireland, it appears that Scoty aboard the Enterprise beamed Hugh and maybe other to the Colonies. [evilgrin]

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