Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800
One of the greatest frustrations for generations of genealogical researchers has been that reliable guidance on sources for perhaps the most critical period in the establishment of their family’s links with Ulster, the period up to 1800, has proved to be so elusive. Not any more. This book can claim to be the first comprehensive guide for family historians searching for ancestors in 17th- and 18th-century Ulster. Whether their ancestors are of English, Scottish or Gaelic Irish origin, it will be of enormous value to anyone wishing to conduct research in Ulster prior to 1800. A comprehensive range of sources from the period 1600-1800 are identified and explained in very clear terms. Information on the whereabouts of these records and how they may be accessed is also provided. Equally important, there is guidance on how effectively they might be used. The appendices to the book include a full listing of pre-1800 church records for Ulster; a detailed description of nearly 250 collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century estate papers; and a summary breakdown of the sources available from this period for each parish in Ulster. William Roulston is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation.
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Ulster in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Some general sources
Landed estate records
Wills and testamentary papers
Local government records
18th century Annesley estate Antrim Estate papers Armagh archbishopric Armagh diocese Baptisms barony Belfast Newsletter burials calendar Carrickfergus Catholic Cavan Estate papers Church of Ireland Clogher Clogher bishopric Clogher diocese Coleraine Company estate County Antrim County Antrim Estate County Armagh County Cavan County Cavan Estate County Donegal County Donegal Estate County Down Estate County Fermanagh County Londonderry County Londonderry Estate County Monaghan County Tyrone County Tyrone Estate Derry Derry bishopric Donegal Estate papers Donegall Downshire estate Dublin Dungannon eighteenth century Enniskillen estate Census substitutes estate Church records Extracts freeholders genealogical Glenarm Hamilton including the town inhabitants Kilmore lands Lisburn Londonderry Estate papers Lurgan manor marriages muster rolls naming tenants parish and town parish was created passim Presbyterian Church printed PRONI Protestant Raphoe Raphoe bishopric registers RelC Rent roll Rental seventeenth century Stewart estate Strabane Survey tithes townland Tyrone Estate papers Ulster Valuation vestry minutes