Ancestry.com. Irish Settlers in North America before 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data: McGee, Thomas D'Arcy. A History of the Irish Settlers in North America, From the Earliest Period to the Census of 1850. Boston, MA, USA: Patrick Donahoe, 1852.
Reportedly, the first Irish settlers to North America came in the late 1600s. This database is a history of these Irish immigrants from these early times up until the United States Census in 1850. Thomas McGee paints an interesting picture of Irish settlements, churches, and influence in government. This volume is sure to prove useful in understanding the history of early Irish immigrants to North America.