My Scots-Irish Origins series of E-books

SCOTS-IRISH ORIGINS SERIES OF E-BOOKS, 1600-1800

As mentioned in a previous blog my main interest is in the plantation of Ulster and its social and economic impact in the period c.1600-1800. I have transcribed a lot of records for the pre-1800 period for Co. L'Derry and decided to make these available in an e-book format, easy to download and fully word searchable. Compiled from primary sources in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (as well as other repositories such as the Linenhall Library and Presbyterian Historical Society, Belfast) the Scots-Irish origins series of e-books will be of interest to genealogists and local historians in an easily accessible format. The books will be of particular interest to those with Scots-Irish origins.

The origin of the Ulster-Scots is a familiar story - some 100,000 Scotsmen were resettled by the British government during the Ulster Plantation of the 17th century. After the turn of the next century the descendants of many of these Scots-Irish emigrated in substantial numbers to America opening up a frontier for European settlement. Over the course of the 18th century the Ulster Scots would become the single most numerous ethnic group to settle in America. 

One of the great challenges for generations of family historians has been getting access to Ulster records for perhaps the most critical period in the establishment of their family’s links with Ulster, the period before 1800. People with Scots-Irish origin face a challenging task when they attempt to trace their roots back to Ulster, as there is no comprehensive index of surnames for the 17th or 18th centuries. 

The aim of this ground-breaking series is to make available original and unique source material from the archives of Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (P.R.O.N.I), where the majority of records relating to Ulster can be found. It will be especially helpful to people of Scots-Irish descent in attempting to make the link back to Ulster as it focuses on genealogical sources from early modern period, 1600- 1800 A.D. The series makes available for the first time information on ordinary people of Scots-Irish, English and Gaelic Irish roots.

http://cotyroneireland.com/estore/index.php?maincat_id=7

TO DATE I HAVE PUBLISHED FOUR E-BOOKS IN THIS SERIES AS FOLLOWS:

PART ONE – VITAL RECORDS OF THE SCOTS-IRISH FROM THE PARISH OF MAGILLIGAN, COUNTY LONDONDERRY, 1600-1800. By Bob Forrest, B.A Hons; Economic and Social History (Queen’s University, Belfast). 65 pages + 2 maps

PART TWO – THE PLANTATION OF LONDONDERRY, c.1600-1670
INCLUDING APPENDICES:
1. PHILLIPS’ SURVEY OF 1622 AND THE 1630 MUSTER ROLL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF LONDONDERRY.
2. THE SUMMONISTER ROLLS/COURT RECORDS OF COUNTY LONDONDERRY, 1615-70. By Bob Forrest, B.A. Hons; Economic and Social History (Queen’s University, Belfast). 84 pages + 3 maps + 1 illust.


PART THREE - ‘THE MAIDEN CITY’ THE INHABITANTS OF THE CITY OF DERRY / LONDONDERRY BEFORE THE SIEGE (c.1600-1688)
By Bob Forrest, B.A. Hons; Economic and Social History (Queen’s University, Belfast). 112 pages, over 2000 different surnames

PART FOUR – MUSTER ROLLS, MILITIA AND YEOMANRY LISTS FOR LONDONDERRY, c.1622-1852
By Bob Forrest, B.A Hons; Economic and Social History (Queen’s University, Belfast).

E-books available on the link below:

http://cotyroneireland.com/estore/index.php?maincat_id=7




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