Southern and Scottish Historical and Genealogy Society
Click to hear Scotland The Brave, The Scottish Anthem
Click to hear Dixie, the Southern Anthem
Welcome, we are glad that you stopped by. The Southern and Scottish Historical and Genealogical Society (SSHGS), formerly the Southern Historical Society, was formed in 1989 as a "think-tank" and forum for students of history. We embrace professional, amateur and hobbyist among our membership.
The purpose of the Society is to explore and discuss the events of history, and to educate the general public. The primary focus of the organization was originally on Scottish and Southern history. Primarily this is still the case. The Celtic peoples have dispersed to almost all areas of the globe. With this dispersion our histories have become intertwined with other people. We seek to tell the story of the "brave Scots". Throughout history they have fought to remain free wherever they settled.
The South was blessed in abundance with a rich Scottish lineage, The culture of the South is heavily influenced even still today by our Scottish ancestors. The playing of the pipes and of the highland games is a tradition many Southerners still cling to. It is not the "Yankee work ethic" of the English Puritans that made America great, rather it is the love of liberty and the commitment to die free rather than live a slave Southerners inherited from the Scots that makes us great.
The Scots that settled in the South brought with them an indomitable spirit. As a people they had been oppressed and invaded for hundreds of years by the English yet the desire to be free lived on. During The Revolutionary War Scottish descendants significantly aided in the first major American victory in the South at King's Mountain. With one oppressor thrown off a new one arose 78 years later. The people of the South and of Scotland are forever joined together. Many of us are joined by blood, the rest by a common struggle. Join us in learning about this great people.
Please also be sure to visit the Southern Nationalist Site for views of politics, history and culture from a distinctly Southern point of view
What you will find here:
Articles by members and others. This section will gown in time. There was a great demand for this feature on our last site but we lacked the ability to do so. The only requirement for submission is good work, well-thought out and accurate.
Links to other sites of interest. What is a web site without links? Here you will find many resources.
Chat area. This is in the works but will provide the forum our geographically dispersed organization needs.
Web Forum, here members may post messages, questions and comments.
Member's list. This is also in the works we are still attempting to gain permission from the membership to include their e-mail addresses.
Research topics. This area guides our membership toward common goals. Participation is of course voluntary.
A list of the most blatant untruths often taught about history.
Membership information and application. Don't worry it will not cost you any money.
The midi files for Dixie and the 3rd National Flag came from Dixienet
The background came from the Scottish Highland Society
Scotland The Brave is courtesy of Barry Taylor