Scottish Immigration to America
Volume One of Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s. Records identifying and documenting Scottish immigrants in the United States and Canada have been notoriously hard to find. But thanks to David Dobson's researches in record offices and archives throughout Great Britain and North America, there is now information pertaining to the identity of approximately 75,000 of these early Scots immigrants. In the course of this research Dobson examined every known source of information, including parish records, passenger lists, prison records, church records, court records, deeds, wills, marriage contracts, Treasury papers, State papers, newspapers, and journals. As far as these historical sources will allow, a definitive body of information has been assembled. For over twenty five years David Dobson has been trolling for the names of Scottish immigrants in North America, the majority of whom arrived in America from the earliest colonial times up to the Revolutionary War.
In this CD-ROM which captures the page images of his earlier publications, the fruit of David Dobson's research is available instantly, and at a fraction of the cost of the original printed publications. Variously providing such items as the immigrant's name, date and place of birth, occupation, cause of banishment, residence, names of parents and other family members, port of embarkation, destination, name of ship, place and date of arrival, place of settlement, names of spouse and children, and date and place of death, this CD incorporates all sixteen Dobson publications listed below:
|Now, after more than
a decade, there is a new CD. Volume Two of
Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s contains
twenty-six of Dobson's most recent books, not one of which can be found
on the original CD. For the volumes on this CD, Dobson combed through
sources in archives in Scotland, England, Denmark, and North America,
including newspapers such as the Aberdeen Journal, Fife
Advertiser, and Glasgow Herald; the Calendar of British State
Papers; Scottish Services of Heirs; the Edinburgh Registry of Deeds;
Acts of the Privy Council; records of the High Court of the Admiralty;
records from a number of Scottish shipping lines, and gravestones.
Dobson has expanded on subjects covered in the first CD and ploughs entirely new ground in this one. For example, Volume Two contains sequel volumes to Scots in the USA and Canada, Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, and Scots in the West Indies. Conversely, it also traces Scots to Georgia and the Deep South, the American West, and via Scandinavia to the New World. Covering about 100,000 Scots not found in the prequel, this CD presents some or all of the following information on each immigrant: name, date and place of birth, occupation, cause of banishment, residence, names of parents or other family members, port of embarkation, destination, name of ship, place and date of arrival, place of settlement, names of spouse and children, and date and place of death. Following is a complete list of the twenty-six books on this fully searchable CD:
|*The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783
*The Original Scots Colonists . . . Supplement, 1607-1707
*The Original Scots Colonists . . . Caribbean Supplement, 1611-1707
*Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825. 7 volumes.
*Scots on the Chesapeake, 1607-1830
*Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830
*Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775
*Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America
*Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857
*Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875
Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s Vol.1.
from the Aberdeen Journal, 1748-1783
American Data from the Records of the High Court of the Admiralty of Scotland, 1675-1800
Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830. Volume 2
More Scottish Settlers, 1667-1827
Scots in the American West, 1783-1883
Scots in Georgia and the Deep South, 1783-1845
Scots in Latin America
Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875. Parts 2,3,4,5.
Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857. Volume II
Scots-Scandinavian Links in Europe and America, 1550-1850
Scottish-American Court Records, 1733-1783
Scottish-American Gravestones, 1700-1900
Scottish-American Heirs, 1683-1883
Scottish-American Wills, 1650-1900
Scottish Maritime Records, 1600-1850. A Guide for Family Historians
Scottish Quakers and Early America, 1650-1700
Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America. Part Three
Scottish Transatlantic Merchants, 1611-1785
Ships from Scotland to America. 1628-1828 , Volumes1, 2, 3
Ships from Scotland to North America, 1830-1860. Volumes1, 2.
While most early voyages between Scotland and North America were trading voyages, the majority of American-bound cargo ships carried a small complement of passengers, and a number of these passengers are named in newspaper accounts and in records of the Exchequer now housed in the National Archives of Scotland. This volume of research is based largely on these two sources, especially the Exchequer records, which identify vessels, masters, and cargoes on which duty was charged. Such records are virtually complete from the year 1742, and though designed to raise income for the government through customs duties, they do sometimes refer to passengers.
Not all ships trading between Scotland and North America,
however, carried passenger manifests, and for the majority of such
ships we are given only the ship's name, the master's name, and the
dates and ports of departure and arrival. This latter point is
rather important as many Scottish emigrants sailed from
remote bays or inlets in the Highlands and Islands where the
catchment area for the emigrants was highly localised. This information can be instrumental in locating places in
Scotland--perhaps a port of departure or a place of origin. So the information provided in these records may be the
very clue needed to lead you back to a time and place in which to
anchor your research.
Scotch-Irish Settlers in America, 1500s-1800s.
Features approximately 215,000 names of immigrants and their families.
Ships and Passengers from Scotland : A compilation of on-line sources from Scotlands Family
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