Donna Moughty will speak at the 16 April 2016 meeting of the Pinellas Genealogy Society. Her topic is titled "Seeking Your Scots-Irish Ancestors. The event is at 11 AM at the Largo Public Library and is free and open to the public.
Here is more detail on the presentation:
Success in Irish research is highly dependent on discovering the exact location in Ireland of ones ancestors and typically clues to the location are in records in the United States. Although researching in Ireland can be a wonderful experience, research at home is key to successful Irish research. For those researching early Scots-Irish ancestry identifying the initial location here as well as understanding migration patterns throughout the US is key. Also, because of the fire at Four Courts in 1922 (the Public Records Office) there are only limited records available in Ireland prior to the 19th century.
• Who are the Scots-Irish?
• History of Immigration and Emigration
• Scots-Irish in America
• Strategies for using US Records
• Strategies for using Irish Records