Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Article: Finding Ancestors in the Scottish Highlands

One of the biggest challenges while doing my dissertation research was recreating Scotch Settlement, the community of Scottish Highlanders that was the subject of my work. There was no contemporary list of residents, so I had to do an awful lot of family history research in America and in Scotland. I've written an article about this experience in the September/October 2012 issue of Family Chronicle. There is also an article on UK place names and another on Scottish online resources.

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1 comment:

Hugh said...

Interesting to become aware of the Scotch Settlement in Columbiana County. My Nevins ended up in East Palestine and New Waterford from about 1830, having established a homestead on Streets Run, five miles down the Monongahela from Pittsburgh, in 1794. The family's Scottish roots date from 1492 in Ayrshire with the 1786 crossing to Philadelphia from Coleraine, Northern Ireland (not far from which I was able to identify the family of origin that continues there).


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