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The Belfast Newsletter Index

Cyndi’s List

Ulster Scots on Facebook


   Scots-Irish Wiki*     


Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Irish American Newspapers*


Irish Family History Foundation*    

National Archives of Ireland

National Library of Ireland

Presbyterian Historical Society (Ireland)

Presbyterian Historical Society (US)

Public Records Office Northern Ireland

Registry of Deeds Index Project

The Scotch-Irish Society

Townland Index

Ulster Historical Foundation

WorldCat (library catalog - use to find material that can be accessed at a local library or through Inter-Library loan)    



Barkley, Rev. John M, "A Short History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland,


Betit, Kyle, “Colonial Scots-Irish Immigrants: The Irish Records,” Electric Scotland.

Ford, Henry Jones, “The Scotch-Irish in America,” 1915,  LibraryIreland.

Garstka, Katherine, “The Scots-Irish in the Southern United States: An Overview,”

Ireland Beginning Research Series Immigration Part 3: Ulster and Scots Irish Sources,”


Grenham, John, “Ulster Emigration,” Irish Ancestors Blog.

Milner, Paul, “Irish Emigration to North America: Before, During and After the Famine,” LDS.

(This is a handout for an online class at FamilySearch; Get Help>Learning Center>Ireland)

Montgomery, Dr. Mchael, "A Bibliography for Scotch-Irish (Scots-Irish) Studies," The Scotch-Irish Society of the United States.

Murphy, Nathan W., AG, “Origins of Colonial Chesapeake Indentured Servants: American and English Sources,” PriceGenealogy, 2005.

Rencher, David, AG, FUGA, “Irish Presbyterian Ministers—Emigrated to America,” Supplement to article for The Septs, Irish Genealogical Society International.

21. “How to Participate, the Scots-Irish DNA Project,” The Scots-Irish, 13 Feb 2016


Donna’s Irish Genealogy Resources

Genetic Genealogy Ireland

Irish Genealogy News 

The Scots-Irish


Betit, Kyle J., and Dwight A. Radford, The Irish at Home and Abroad; A Journal of Irish Genealogy and Heritage, Salt Lake City, 1993-1999. (Index at

Bolton, Charles Knowles, Scotch Irish pioneers in Ulster and America, Bacon & Brown, Boston, 1910 (Available at HathiTrust)

Dickson, R.J., Ulster Emigration to Colonial America 1718-1775, Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast 1966.

Coldlham, Peter Wilson, The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775, Genealogical Publishing,


Eichholz, Alice (Ed.), Ancestry’s Red Book, 3rd Edition American State, Country & Town Sources, Ancestry, Salt Lake City, 2004. (also at RootsWeb)

Ekirch, A. Roger, Bound for America: The Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies, 1718-1775,  Clarendon Press, 1987.

Ford, Henry Jones, The Scotch-Irish in America,” 1915.


Grenham, John, Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore 2019, 5th Edition.

Leyburn, James G., The Scotch-Irish: A Social History, University of North Carolina Press, 1 Jan 1962.

Mitchell, Brian, A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 2009.

Radford, Dwight A., American Scots-Irish ResearchFamily Roots Publishing Co., LLC, Orting, WA, 2020.

Roulston, William J., Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors, The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800, Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, 30 Sep 2018.

 ______, Researching Presbyterian Ancestors in Ireland, Ulster Historical Foundation, 2020.

______, Researching Your Farming Ancestors, Ulster Historical Foundation, 2021.

Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Luebking, Sandra Hargreaves, (Ed.), The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, Third Edition, Ancestry, Salt Lake City, 2006. (also at RootsWeb)

Vaver, Anthony, Bound with An Iron Chain: The Untold Story of How the British Transported 50,000 Convicts to Colonial America, Pickpocket Publishing, 2011.

Updated 10-25-2021

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