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The Portlough Muster Roll 1630
One early primary source available for Scots-Irish research is the 1630 and 1642 muster rolls taken in those areas settled by Scots.  In the Laggan district in east Donegal the Scots' settlement was in the Portlough precinct.  It is interesting for several ...
One early primary source available for Scots-Irish research is the 1630 and 1642 muster rolls taken in those areas settled by Scots.  In the Laggan district in east Donegal the Scots' settlement was in the Portlough precinct...
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Gaelic Immersion Weekend, Kingston, Ontario
TEACHTAIREACHT DÁTHEANGACH / GAEILGE THÍOS   EVENT: Gaelic Immersion Weekend DATES: Friday 11 April – Sunday 13 April 2014 PLACE: Kingston, Ontario ADDRESS: 56 Francis Street ACCOMMODATION: Peachtree Inn, www.peachtreeinn.net COST: $220, full package (inclu...
TEACHTAIREACHT DÁTHEANGACH / GAEILGE THÍOS   EVENT: Gaelic Immersion Weekend DATES: Friday 11 April – Sunday 13 April 2014 PLACE: Kingston, Ontario ADDRESS: 56 Francis Street ACCOMMODATION: Peachtree Inn, www.peachtreei...
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Our Jim McKane
Jim McKane of Ontario Very pleased to receive this email from our Jim McKane recently.  Another feather in Jim's cap. I am very proud and pleased to announce I have been appointed as Commissioner of The Great Lakes Fishery Commission whose mission is as q...
Jim McKane of Ontario Very pleased to receive this email from our Jim McKane recently.  Another feather in Jim's cap. I am very proud and pleased to announce I have been appointed as Commissioner of The Great Lakes Fishery C...
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Portrait of David Crockett
One could make a very good case that David Crockett is the most famous Scots-Irish man that there has been to date.  (Though Neil Armstrong would also be in the running).   The portrait above was done in 1834 by New York painter Samuel Stillman
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One could make a very good case that David Crockett is the most famous Scots-Irish man that there has been to date.  (Though Neil Armstrong would also be in the running).   The portrait above was done in 1834 by New York pain...
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Sex and the Scots-Irish
An interesting quote from Anglican missionary Charles Woodmason when visiting Scots-Irish backsettlments; "How would the polite people of London stare, to see the Females (many very pretty) . . . ," he wrote. "The young women have a most uncommon practice, ...
An interesting quote from Anglican missionary Charles Woodmason when visiting Scots-Irish backsettlments; "How would the polite people of London stare, to see the Females (many very pretty) . . . ," he wrote. "The young women...
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The Scots-Irish DNA Project
The Scots-Irish DNA project is open to men that have done Y chromosome paternal DNA testing with Family Tree labs.  To join go to your Projects link on your Family Tree page and tick the Scots-Irish project when it comes up.  If your surname does not appear...
The Scots-Irish DNA project is open to men that have done Y chromosome paternal DNA testing with Family Tree labs.  To join go to your Projects link on your Family Tree page and tick the Scots-Irish project when it comes up. ...
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Genetically, to date, the majority of the Border families are indigenous Insular Celtic. They are the descendants of Cumbric Celts and of Gaelic settlers.  There does need to be more research on these families.  As the Scots-Irish project progresses we will work up some analysis on the Border families.  For the early history of these families I recommend Dr Barry Cunliffe's new book, 'Britain Begins.'   Southern Scotland was the home to several Celtic tribes which evolved into kingdoms after the Romans left.  These kingdoms survived well into the medieval period.   We are finding out that one of the dominant haplogroups in southern Scotland is the M-222, which is also dominant in northern Ireland, so that is interesting.  The geneticist are still working on fixing a date to this mutation, which will reveal a lot about whether the haplogroup is native to the area or is the result of Gaelic migration there.  It will be very interesting. 

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Ulster and Neanderthals
As geneticists continuing to expand our knowledge about of distant ancestry some fascinating data is being revealed.  This article relevant to all Europeans, but particularly relevant to Ulster and the surrounding regions as many of the families participati...
As geneticists continuing to expand our knowledge about of distant ancestry some fascinating data is being revealed.  This article relevant to all Europeans, but particularly relevant to Ulster and the surrounding regions as ...
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Elizabeth Spencer
Elizabeth Spencer I had the pleasure of talking with Elizabeth Spencer in February.  She is a cousin of mine, her mother a Teoc McCain.   In her memoir Landscapes of the Heart she has a chapter devoted to the McCains. In the chapter she has a short history ...
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The shaded areas in the map above show where Scots-Irish settled and became the dominate ethnic group.  These areas also represent where Scots-Irish are still found in large numbers in the 21st Century.  The Appalachian area contains a core Scots-Irish area...
The shaded areas in the map above show where Scots-Irish settled and became the dominate ethnic group.  These areas also represent where Scots-Irish are still found in large numbers in the 21st Century.  The Appalachian area ...
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The Goliad Massacre
On 27 March 1836, some 342 Texan soldiers were executed by the Mexican army in what would be known as the Goliad Massacre.  This was in the opening phase of the Texas War for Independence. The majority of the Texican soldiers were Scots-Irish.  Many of the ...
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