Project: Scots-Irish and Ulster Scots

Categories: Ireland Project | Scotland Project | Scots-Irish and Ulster Scots Project

Part of the Scotland Project and the Ireland Project, Irish_Roots_Topics_Team.


Welcome to the Scots-Irish and Ulster Scots Project


This project is co-lead by the Scotland Project and the Ireland Project. It is the effort of a group of WikiTree users interested in profiles related to the Scots-Irish and Ulster Scots.

Project members can take primary responsibility for relevant profiles or family groups and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, and removing incorrect information.

How to Join

This Project invites further Project Coordinators from Irish and American perspective. Contact Amy Gilpin or Jen Hutton if you are interested.

To join the project:

  1. Ask Amy or Jen to add you to the project.
  2. Add "scots-irish" to your G2G tag feed.
  3. Check out the To-Do list below to find something to help us work on, and add yourself (or ask one of us to) to that task.

Project Leadership

Project Leader Contact: Jen Hutton

Project coordinator(s): TBD

Project Members

Members, please post your name, your project interests, and what you're working on here:

Scots-Irish and Ulster Scots Project Members page


  • For each profile:
  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number
  2. Pertinent categories added
  3. Biography cleaned up and written out in complete sentences and paragraphs using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
  4. Attached family meet these goals, too
  5. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the Project:Connectors for help)

To-do list

If you want to contribute to the project, check the maintenance categories to see if you can improve any of the project profiles by sourcing them, connecting them, adding a biography, or improving a weak biography:



1718 Scots-Irish Immigrants to America

This template is for all persons who have been identified as Scots- Irish who were immigrants to America 1718 onwards.

To put this Sticker on a profile, copy and paste the following at the top of the biography section of a profile. For Location include where the person emigrated to.

{{Scots-Irish and Ulster Scots 1718 |location= Scots-Irish Immigrants to America 1718 onwards}}

This displays the following:

... ... ... was one of the Scots-Irish Immigrants to America 1718 onwards.

Wikitree Resources

Space Rebellion, plantation and war (part of a series of spaces Early modern Irish sources) has a rough summary of the history and links to relevant sources for each period. In particular it has a section on the The Plantation of Ulster and a sub-section on Scots involvement in it.

External Resourses

Wikipedia Ulster Scots people
Ulster Ancestry - The Scots Irish
The Scots in Ulster
Ulster Plantation
Rootsweb Excellent history of the Plantation and undertakers.
The Down Survey of Ireland 1656-1658
Family Tree Magazine - Scots-Irish genealogy toolkit lots of links to sources

Muster Rolls

Searchable data base of Ulster Plantation Muster Rolls - all Counties
Antrim and Derry 1622 to 1699
Donegal Portlough Muster Rolls 1630
Donegal 1630 various

Scots-Irish in America

Fighting Scots Irish
Ulster Scots Society

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