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From: "Linda Merle" <>
Subject: You are Still Subscribed to the Scotch Irish List
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 07:29:21 -0700
If you receive this message, you are on the Scotch Irish
list. I hope all of you are not blown to South America by
the hurricanes -- or your houses. We in New ENgland are
suffering the end of Jean with a few inches of rain, but we
can't complain compared with anyone else.
If you are new to the list let us know who you are looking for.
Be sure to check our archives (off of www.rootsweb.com) for
queries, lots of records (some not indexed in their books),
leads on migration, etc. Check our website for information
about researching these people with the troublesome names:
Protestants in and from Ulster and their descendents.
If you are tracking ancestors across the USA, please be
aware that the experts (who write the books and spend their
lives researching) say that 95% of the colonial Scotch
Irish came down from Pennsylvania and the other Middle
Atlantic colonies. So look north. The abstracts for the
Mother Cumberland area of Pennsylvania are on line here:
(SCROOLLLL to bottom and find the files that have a-b, c,etc
in their title corresponding to the will books). This
old county received 25,000 immigrants from Ulster in the the
1770s. Most obviously could not stay -- they headed south
into Virginia and beyond.
This area was bordering on Maryland and Virginia and the
border location was not settled till quite late: so check
these two states too. If you read the wills and deeds, you
find many families with links across state lines. You
often find marriages in Maryland and Virginia records for
inhabitants of Cumberland.
Best of luck!
Linda Merle SI Admin
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