Course curriculum

    1. Meet Your Instructor and Introduce Yourself

    2. Course Access: May 15 - June 11, 2023

    3. Course Outline

    4. Learn To Use the Course Player

    5. Contact Us

    6. Before we begin ...

    1. An Introduction to Ulster

    2. Settlement of Ulster

    3. Self-Study Exercises

    4. Review and Discussion: The History of Ulster Scots

    1. Are Your Ancestors Scots-Irish

    2. Steps to Prove Your Scots-Irish Ancestry

    3. Begin Your Research Review Exercise

    4. Skill-Building and Discussion: Begin Your Research

    1. Researching in Ulster and Northern Ireland

    2. Records for Ulster and Northern Ireland

    3. Where to Find the Records

    4. Digger Deeper Lesson Review Exercise

    5. Skill-Building and Discussion: Digging Deeper in Ulster Research

    1. Challenges to Your Research

    2. Taking the Search to Scotland

    3. No Connections?

    4. Re-Evaluate

    5. Challengers to Your Research Lesson Review Exercise

    6. Challenges to Your Scots-Irish Research Skill-Building and Discussion

    1. Download Course Resources

    2. Answers to the Exercises

    3. Before you leave ...

About this course

  • Free
  • 28 lessons

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  • Courses

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  • Instructor

    Instructor access for the duration of the four weeks / one week, so you can ask questions about what you've learned.

  • Access

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  • Materials

    All the materials will be available for download, and you'll have access to the course materials online for about a year after the start date. After the course end date, it will go into read-only mode, so you'll still be able to reach the materials, but you'll no longer have access to the instructor or message boards.

  • What You Need

    Please ensure that you have internet access and that your browsers and computer system are fairly up-to-date. The course materials are designed to be compatible with most devices.


Amanda Epperson

E-Learning Producer