Connecting 300 years of Scotch Irish family history

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1718 Project

Documenting the 1718 emigrants to America from Ireland. Primarily Scotch-Irish Presbyterians who settled in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

Worlds first "living" project

While we document folks who have died, we CONNECT living descendants back to Ireland. A "dead" family means we have found all the data for the 1718 emigrant. However, our work is ALWAYS focused on staying "alive" finding current descendants and their relatives

BE the missing link

Did you know the 1718 emigration included Quakers, Anglicans, Catholics? Did you know 1st families settled from Maine down to South Carolina? Did you know families still live in Ireland connected to this emigration? YOUR family history, documents and DNA could be the missing link.

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What we Offer


Resources and Links. Simple, right?? Actually, the basic 1718 research is family name, locations, vitals, LIVING descendants. Just like you, I want to find my [insert surname] Boyd family here AND in Ireland. That is our primary goal

What's "On-Tap"

From Genealogy conferences to Family reunions to Society meetings to Town events, this is my active listing

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In their own words


Living researchers talking about their families histories. Can you make that 1st link?

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1718 Families


Here is the list. It's long. Thankfully, it's alphabetical.

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1718 DNA Projects


List of all known 1718 families and active DNA projects. Includes comprehensive DNA projects for locations of research.

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Colin Brooks- Director


1718 Project

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