Best research help found on "free pages" & "links". Free pages has list of online databases with Ulster records; links connect to PRONI (Public Records Office of Northern Ireland), Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, others. For interesting historical background, see "Ulster Scots".
General information about early immigrants from Ulster to colonies. Info not restricted to immigration in 1718. Colin Brooks, one of the section authors, is seeking any descendent of 1718 immigrants.
Site for Ulster Historical Foundation, designated as Irish Heritage Center for counties Antrim & Down. This organization has been in business for many years and their speciality is finding Ulster ancestors, especially for Yankees. Dr. Brian Trainor (soon-to-be-retired research director) was former director of PRONI. He will be replaced by Dr. William Roulston. I talked with Bill Roulston at a conference 2 or 3 years ago and briefly explained that we were thinking of a McAlister research project; he said if we decided to pursue, we should contact him directly.
Work in progress from collection known as Irish Registry of Wills, Deeds, and Memorials; includes documents from 1709 to mid-1800's. Until this appeared, only U. S. access for collection was films at Family History Library. FHL has microfilms of both index (grantor only) and actual documents. Originals are in Dublin.
General historical information about parishes of Kilrea and Tamlaght O‘Crilly in county Antrim. Several McAlister families were there in 1700s.