Welcome to The Scottish Emigration Blog!
I decided I needed a project during summer vacation and blogging seemed like a good one. The general rule of thumb is to blog about what you are truly interested in. Well, my favorite aspect of history is migration patterns, particularly emigration from Scotland to the United States. I'm not sure how many other people are interested in Scottish Emigration too, but I expect I'll find out.
My dissertation was written on emigration from the parishes near Inverness to Scotch Settlement, a community in Ohio, during the early nineteenth century. It wasn't a bad dissertation if I do say so myself. However, with an overwhelming teaching load over the past several years and an indecisive nature, I have done very little with it. I hope that the blog will help me figure out what to do.
The plan for this blog is for me to share my interests in Scottish Emigration, primarily to the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Posts will be a mixture of things I have found out since I completed my PhD, things that I discovered but were not relevant to the dissertation, and bits and pieces of new research. I'm not entirely certain what form future posts will take or how often they will occur; it will be an adventure for us all.
Again, welcome. Please stay, leave a comment, and visit again soon.