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Genealogy Speaker Series "Scots-Irish Immigration to South Carolina in the 18th Century" by Jeffrey Castle


May 27, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

100 E Main Street

Bartow, FL

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Scots-Irish or Ulster-Scots were people of Scottish descent who lived in Northern Ireland as a result of the Plantation of Ulster by England in the 1600s. During the 1700s, hundreds of thousands of these Scots-Irish made their way to America, and specifically to South Carolina, in search of religious freedom and chasing the promise of free land. This presentation will explain why this group left Northern Ireland in such great numbers and how their ideals shaped our nation. The presenter will appear virtually. Guests are invited to attend at the History Center or to participate via Zoom. For Zoom details, contact Preston Petermeier at (863) 534-4604 or

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