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From: "Linda Merle" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Nooo Jerrrzey?
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 09:54:37 -0700
Your McKinneys 'sound' like more typical New Jersey Scots than "Scotch Irish".
There definitely was a Scottish colony there in colonial times, documented by several folks, most recently David Dobson. This is his website:
This here is one book:
Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785 - A narrative history of Scots settlement of early North America and the West Indies
It details the NJ Settlement of Scots.
Here's a course I found that has an extensive
bibliography of emigration:
here's a URL with lots of books on emigrated
You don't want to be looking for these in the original documents! Especially the Scottish gov docs, often written in cryptic Scottish handwriting -- in Latin!! (disappearing ink also a feature). Let David Dobson go mad extracting from these documents. You....check books in library.
PS.... It's possible few SI went there due to the massive cost of NJ turnpike fees and the rapaciousness of NJ police at stopping speeding out of staters. A state to be avoided. Plus it's too flat..... I had to travel across it recently -- I got a new supply of NJ jokes now!!
The advantage of these Scots are they are better documented, so you can fairly easily check all these books (they are burnt into a cd you can buy at www.familytreemaker.com, I think) and then .... if you STILL can't find him, begin collecting DNA from male relatives..... I mean, start researching SI.