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From: "Linda Merle" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] need help starting research
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 18:39:31 -0700
We put our advice on the webpages:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~merle -- look for the
section on doing research. There is much mroe information
there than can fit into an email.
I would expect that you must do more American genealogy.
South Carolina is a big place and Dunlop a common name.
You must narrow down the area in South Carolina and learn
a lot about it. Like where did its settlers come from?
You must gather more clues. You should be checking both
loyalist and Revolutionary soldiers. Check both federal
and colonial military. These are indexed in different
places. A subscription to Ancestry will get you access
to an index to the Federal lists. If you upload the
state guides from LDS you will learn where the South
Carolina ones are published (I forget!!). LDS has has
large collection of fiche that indexes their DAR collection.
A mu st view for SC research. You should also check VA
military -- indexed separately from Federal records since
they are in Richmond, not DC. These are published....I
can get the name of the book for you if you need it.
As much has beend one on Dunlop, don't neglect PERSI and
the family history library catalog. Or googling on the
Internet. IE maybe someone else has 'done him'.
Also check our archives as there's a lot in them that
could be of value.
Best of luck!
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 21:15:30 EDT
>I have not done any Scotch-Irish research.
>I know very little. James Dunlap was born December 6, 1759. His daughter
>stated in Ireland. He was in South Carolina by May 1789 when his first child was
>born. His wife is Mary Unknown. That is all of the facts I have.
>What advice can you give me on getting started.
>Kay Dunlap Boyd
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