Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ancestry.ca UPDATE: Scottish Immigration in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875

Ancestry.ca has put on the database of the David Dobson book Scots in the USA and Canada. 1825-1875.

It records details about Scottish immigrants who came to the U.S. and Canada during the mid- to later-19th century. The information is taken mainly from newspaper accounts, as well as archival documents such as passenger records.

The database may include the following:


•year or date of birth

•place of birth or residence

•father’s name

•spouse’s name

•year or date of death

•place of death


There people were skilled workers who were educated, and many of them came from urban industrial backgrounds. They was a great demand for them in the rapidly industrializing cities of North America.

Go to http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=4907

1 comment:

Old Census Scribe said...

It should be noted that the list of Scottish newspapers from which these names were often taken were those serving the east and north of Scotland. There is no Glasgow newspaper amongst them, nor any from Dumfries or Ayr. This limits the scope of a search.