Ulster-Scots of Cumberland County


Many of the documents are among the first known ones to actually mention names of the inhabitants in the 1600-1700's and where they lived. These documents can be used to do what the writer calls a "cluster search" to find your ancestors. If you know as an example that your ancestors came from Antrim and that you have other family names you can use these documents to locate exactly where they were living.  Example the writer found no less than five family names living in Antrim in 1660 and all living within a two mile radius of one another, they most certainly belonged to the same parish and knew each other. Confirmation of this was in Franklin County where they all settled close to one another and continued to intermarry among the families for the next two generations. 




Books of Ireland - 2-DVD Set

Books of Ireland covering both Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.  

Searchable electronic books in PDF format.

These two disc's hold over 150 items including Robert E. Matheson's 1901 book,

Christian Names of Ireland, Histories of Ireland 1571 a.d., Congregations of

Presbyterian Churches in Ireland 1886, many family histories, court records etc.

$40.00 per set  -  contact us to workout shipping costs and details.


Directory of  books

Early Settlement

Three Articles:

  1. The Original Settlers in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
  2. The Sctoch-Irish Epic.
  3. The Settlement Story

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Covenant of the people of Scotland

This is the Covenant of the people of Scotland who were Presbyterians while their king and many of the notables were of Catholic faith. In early times the church was a state institution, the Crown appointed the bishops and they in turn appointed the church pastors. 

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