A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the U. S. A.

Author: Donald Whyte
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 0806348178
Category: Reference
Page: 520
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Would you be willing to give up all aspects of your public religion for peace on Earth? Is God dead, and man abandoned to his own fate, or is help coming? How much longer will the universe leave us on our own? Do you care what modern mathematics and physics are doing to your everyday reality? Can the human genome be reprogrammed like your laptop computer? This is the story of God returning to earth and choosing a scientist as his next prophet. As at any time in the history of the world, everyday events and global chaos intermingle. Why now? Is God angry enough to bring fire, and nuclear destruction? Is God choosing new believers and giving them a technological rainbow? The Family of Man survives and prospers through war, pestilence, personal dangers, and the Second Dark Ages. Will they succeed and go to the stars, or will the world turn on them? Much of the action' is intellectual, mathematical, religious, genetic, political, astronomical, but some people will die bloody deaths. Begin with the first Theorem of the New Deists: Religion is fundamentally evil, and God does not approve of it. Follow the Fifth Prophet and his Family of Man as they attempt to build a new Eden on Earth.

Out of Ireland

The Story of Irish Emigration to America
Author: Kerby Miller,Miller/Wagner,Paul Wagner
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
ISBN: 9781568332116
Category: History
Page: 132
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Based on the PBS documentary film of the same name, this book tells the story of the millions of men and women who came out of Ireland to create a new life for themselves in America. This sweeping historical epic, spanning a period of two centuries, is poignantly told through the stories of several individual immigrants, using the actual letters they wrote to Ireland describing their experiences in the New World. Includes 110 riveting and rarely seen photos.

The Scottish Settlers of America

The 17th and 18th Centuries
Author: Stephen M. Millett
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 0806347619
Category: History
Page: 234
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Drawing upon research conducted in both Scotland and the United States in manuscript and in published sources, David Dobson has here amassed all the genealogical data that we know of concerning members of the Society of Friends in Scotland prior to 1700 and the origins of Scottish Quakers living in East New Jersey in the 1680s. While there is great deal of variation in the descriptions of the roughly 500 Scottish Quakers listed in the volume, the entries typically give the individual's name, date or place of birth, and occupation, and sometimes the name of a spouse or date of marriage, name of parents, place and reason for imprisonment in Scotland, place of indenture, date of death, and the source of the information.

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America Before 1700

Lineages from Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Other Historical Individuals
Author: Frederick Lewis Weis,Walter Lee Sheppard,William Ryland Beall,Kaleen E. Beall
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806317526
Category: Reference
Page: 359
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Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857

Author: David Dobson
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806353128
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 124
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This book began as Jean Stephenson's effort to validate the family tradition that her great-great-grandparents emigrated from Belfast to South Carolina under the leadership of Covenanter Presbyterian minister William Martin in 1772. The author was not only able to authenticate the crux of the story, but, in the process, to place nearly 500 Scotch-Irish families in South Carolina on the eve of the Revolutionary War.Genealogists will want to pore over the land evidences assembled by the author from entries found in the Council Journal, namely, authorizations, survey abstracts, wills, deeds and other records which demonstrate where each family settled, or was entitled to settle. The families, which are grouped under the vessel they traveled in, are identified by the name of the household head, names of spouse and children, number of acres surveyed, county, location of the nearest body of water and the names of abutting neighbor, and the source of the information.

Great Migration Begins

Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
Author: Robert Charles Anderson
Publisher: New England Historic Genealogical Society(NEHGS)
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Given by Eugene Edge III.

Scottish Forenames

Their Origins and History
Author: Donald Whyte
Publisher: Birlinn Publishers
ISBN: 9781874744726
Category: Music
Page: 205
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This work provides origins and meanings for hundreds of Scottish forenames in an A-Z format. This book includes famous and infamous Scots who gave names popularity or notoriety, and also lists the earliest occurrence of a name in Scotland. The book features examples from throughout Scottish history: Judith, niece of William the Conqueror, the ancestress of many Scottish kings; St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland because a cloud in the shape of a cross appeared in the sky above a 10th-century battlefield, bringing victory to the Picts and the Scots over the Saxons; the effects of the Norman Conquest, the Reformation and royal births; and the impact of today's movie stars and sports heroes on the popularity of forenames.

Tam Blake & Co

Author: Jim Hewitson
Publisher: OTCEditions
ISBN: 184986005X
Category: History
Page: 310
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In 1540 Tam Blake, mercenary and adventurer, became the first recorded Scot in the New World. Since then, American-Scots have played an important part in all areas of American history, even among the Indian nations. This volume highlights the special qualities and heritage they have imparted to the world's most-powerful nation.

Sir Robert Bell and His Early Virginia Colony Descendants

A Compilation of 16th, 17th, and 18th Century English and Scottish Families with the Surname Bell, Beale, Le Bel ... Et Al
Author: James Elton Bell,Frances Jean Bell
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1587367475
Category: History
Page: 173
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Robert Bell was born between 1520 and 1539 in England. He married three times and had twelve children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in England and Virginia.

No Great Mischief

Author: Alistair MacLeod
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 1551995476
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Alexander MacDonald guides us through his family’s mythic past as he recollects the heroic stories of his people: loggers, miners, drinkers, adventurers; men forever in exile, forever linked to their clan. There is the legendary patriarch who left the Scottish Highlands in 1779 and resettled in “the land of trees,” where his descendents became a separate Nova Scotia clan. There is the team of brothers and cousins, expert miners in demand around the world for their dangerous skills. And there is Alexander and his twin sister, who have left Cape Breton and prospered, yet are haunted by the past. Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the land from which our ancestors came.

Abbreviations & Acronyms

A Guide for Family Historians
Author: Kip Sperry
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
ISBN: 9781593310264
Category: Reference
Page: 195
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Lists of abbreviations and acronyms, along with alphabetic symbols, initials, contractions, and shortenings of words listed alphabetically as found in genealogical and historical sources. Many listings include brief explanation of abbreviation and acronym. This work is an ideal reference source for genealogists, historians, reference librarians, and others who work with abbreviations or acronyms.

Bacon's Rebellion, 1676

Author: Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 0806347988
Category: Reference
Page: 70
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While the genealogical landscape has changed considerably since 1954, the Guide to Genealogical and Biographical Sources continues to be a reliable pointer for the manuscripts and printed works available in the five principal libraries with New York City genealogy holdings--the Brooklyn Historical Society (formerly Long Island Historical Society), New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New-York Historical Society, New York Public Library, and New York State Library (in Albany).No other guide to New York genealogical resources has dealt with this subject so comprehensively, a fact borne out by the following range of subjects covered by the author: probate records, deeds, births, marriages, deaths, censuses, burials, military records, passenger lists, naturalizations, biographical sketches, special court records, voting records, church records, and many more.

A Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists 1538-1825

Author: Harold Lancour
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781523820696
Page: 150
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The emphasis in this compilation is to provide genealogists, historians, and students of immigration with a useful guide to widely scattered and little-known material. Efforts have been made to sort out, transcribe, and print from such old original records, diaries, log books, etc., lists of early emigrants. This bibliography is an attempt to bring together a list of these printed sources and to put it into a convenient and usable form.


Its Origin and Development
Author: James Naismith
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803283701
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 204
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James Naismith was teaching physical education at the Young Men's Christian Association Training College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and felt discouraged because calisthenics and gymnastics didn't engage his students. What was needed was an indoor wintertime game that combined recreation and competition. One evening he worked out the fundamentals of a game that would quickly catch on. Two peach half-bushel baskets gave the name to the brand new sport in late 1891. Basketball: Its Origin and Development was written by the inventor himself, who was inspired purely by the joy of play. Naismith, born in northern Ontario in 1861, gave up the ministry to preach clean living through sport. He describes Duck on the Rock, a game from his Canadian childhood, the creative reasoning behind his basket game, the eventual refinement of rules and development of equipment, the spread of amateur and professional teams throughout the world, and the growth of women's basketball (at first banned to male spectators because the players wore bloomers). Naismith lived long enough to see basketball included in the Olympics in 1936. Three years later he died, after nearly forty years as head of the physical education department at the University of Kansas. This book, originally published in 1941, carries a new introduction by William J. Baker, a professor of history at the University of Maine, Orono. He is the author of Jesse Owens: An American Life and Sports in the Western World.