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The Irish Scots and the “Scotch-Irish” — 10% Off for a few days only

The Irish and the Scots have a nearly inseparable history, if examined on the basis of origin. Scottish Highlanders originally came from Ireland and the two peoples have long been connected by blood, language, and religion. Both, have also, played a significant role in the founding and growth of America, dating back to the earliest […]

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The Irish Scots and the “Scotch-Irish”

The Irish and the Scots have a nearly inseparable history, if examined on the basis if origin. Scottish Highlanders originally came from Ireland and the two peoples have long been connected by blood, language, and religion. Both, have also, played a significant role in the founding and growth of America dating back to the earliest […]

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Tracing Your English & Scottish Ancestors

Moorshead Magazines is the publisher of Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and Discovering Family History. Every so often the company collects the best articles on a particular subject from each of the three magazines and combines them into a special edition. Tracing You English & Scottish Ancestors is one such release. Produced in 2011, this 56-page special […]

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Scottish-American Court Records: 1733-1783

Many early Scottish immigrants were enterprising individuals. In fact, many were engaged in such economic endeavors like the tobacco trade, which prior to the Revolution was controlled by Glasgow-based merchants and their factors. As is always the case, where there are business transactions there are lawsuits. Scottish-American Court Records: 1733-1783 lists North American residents engaged […]

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The Irish Scots and the “Scotch-Irish”

The Irish and the Scots have a nearly inseparable history, if examined on the basis if origin. Scottish Highlanders originally came from Ireland and the two peoples have long been connected by blood, language, and religion. Both, have also, played a significant role in the founding and growth of America dating back to the earliest […]

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Clans and Tartans

Clans and Tartans, by Charles Maclean, is a small but insightful introduction to the Scottish clans and the tartan’s they wore. In just a few short pages, the reader is introduced to “Scotland’s most enduring symbols.” This book introduces the origins of the clans and the importance and meaning tartans. The author also adds a […]

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Scottish Ancestry: Research Methods for Family Historians

Scottish blood running through your veins? If so, Scottish Ancestry: Research Methods for Family History is one of the more pleasurable reads you will find on the topic. Sherry Irvine writes as though the topic were a person. She adds life and interest to the descriptions and techniques provided for each topic. Irvine recognizes it […]

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17th Century Scots in the West Indies

Since the earliest colonial days, Scots have immigrated to the New World in sizable numbers. In the 17th Century there were many Scottish colonies established, though some were short lived. Nova Scotia (1629), East Jersey (1683), and South Carolina (1684), are prime examples. Many of these early immigrants were religious dissidents. There were also a […]

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