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FAMILY NAMES

  • Alloway & Southern Ayrshire Family History Society
  • Troon@Ayrshire Family History Society
  • Maybole Historical Society’s Local and Family History Centre
  • Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
  • LARGS & North Ayrshire Family History Society
  • Kyle Family Society

    GOVERNMENT SITES

  • East Ayrshire Council
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • North Ayrshire Council

    HISTORY AND CULTURE

  • Ayrshire History - very good site for historical matters, but will not answer genealogical queries.
  • The Ayrshire Page - old postcards and various Ayrshire links.
  • Threetowners Homepage - general information and history site covering Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston.
  • 19th Century Photographers in Ayrshire

    Glasgow Street, Ardrossan 1904.

    LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES

  • Ayrshire Archives - holds the records of the former Ayr County Council and its predecessor organizations.
  • South Ayrshire Libraries - showing locations and reference services.

    LOCAL WEBSITES

  • ARDROSSAN - 1837 Pigot's Directory.
  • ARDROSSAN - 1851 census (partial extract).
  • ARDROSSAN - 1859-1925 Poor Relief Applications.
  • BARR VILLAGE - history and general information.
  • BEITH - U.P. Church / Boys Brigade Hall Graveyard inscriptions.HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • DALRY - St Margaret's Churchyard inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • DALRY - Trinity Church Memorial inscriptions HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • DALRY - Old Cemetery inscriptions. With over 1,000 monuments listed, this is a large page. Please give time for the page to load. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • DALRY - 1837 Pigot's Directory.
  • IRVINE - List of Provosts 1540-1975. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • KILBRIDE - A photographic record of the marked graves at Kilbride Kirkyard accompanied by family history information gathered in connection with the names and dates on the monuments.
  • KILWINNING - 1839-1925 Poor Relief Applications.
  • KILWINNING - includes WWI memorial, Poor Relief applications 1839-1925 and a list of 1837 residents.
  • LARGS & North Ayrshire Family History Society
  • LARGS and District Historical Society
  • MAYBOLE - history homepage.
  • MAYBOLE - local & family history and general information.
  • NEWTON-UPON-AYR - 1851 census.
  • OCHILTREE - Parish Church history, monumental inscriptions & headstone index.
  • STAIR - Parish Church baptismal register 1862-1917.
  • STAIR - Parish Church cemetery headstone inscriptions and baptismal register transcription.
  • STEVENSTON - inhabitants of Stevenston taken from the 1819 Landsborough list. Rev. Landsborough's certified lists of Male Heads of Families who were members of the Congregation and regular communicants.
  • STEVENSTON - inhabitants of Stevenston taken from the 1822 Landsborough list. Rev. Landsborough's certified lists of Male Heads of Families who were members of the Congregation and regular communicants.
  • STEVENSTON - inhabitants of Stevenston taken from the 1836 Landsborough list. Rev. Landsborough's certified lists of Male Heads of Families who were members of the Congregation and regular communicants.
  • STEVENSTON - inhabitants of Stevenston Parish in 1837.
  • STEVENSTON - monumental inscriptions Stevenston High Kirk.
  • STEVENSTON - 1859-1925 Poor Relief Applications.
  • TROON - college register of former pupils 1934-present day.

    MAPS, GAZETTEERS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

  • Ordnance Survey maps - free online maps covering the period 1860-1870.
  • Ayrshire maps by British History Online.
  • Town Plan of Ayr - surveyed 1855&
  • Town Plan of Girvan - surveyed 1857
  • Town Plan of Irvine - surveyed 1859
  • Town Plan of Kilmarnock - surveyed 1857-9
  • Town Plan of Maybole - surveyed 1856-7

    MILITARY

  • Grave Location for Holders of the Victoria Cross in Strathclyde - which includes Ayrshire.
  • ARDROSSAN - WW1 Roll of Honour.
  • Ayrshire Roll of Honour
  • BEITH - WW1 and WW2 war memorial inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • DALRY - WW1 and WW2 war memorial inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • IRVINE - WW1 war memorial inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • IRVINE - WW2 war memorial inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • KILBIRNIE - WW1 and WW2 war memorial inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • LARGS - WW1 and WWII war memorial inscriptions and details.
  • SALTCOATS - WW1 Roll of Honour.
  • STEVENSTON - World War 1 Roll of Honour.
  • TROON - WW2 war memorial inscription. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • WEST KILBRIDE - WW1 Roll of Honour.
  • WHITLETTS - WW1 and WW2 war memorial inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • Glasgow & South Western Railway - names from WW1 war memorial at Ayr StationHappyHaggis. Happy to Help.

    Louisa Drive, Girvan

    OTHER BITS AND PIECES

  • List of Ayrshire church graveyards and cemeteries - shows websites where inscriptions can be viewed free of charge, purchased in book or CD format, and libraries where inscriptions can be found. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • Ayrshire Born buried overseas
  • Ayrshire Roots - has censuses and other records for many towns and parishes in Ayrshire.
  • GENUKI's pages for Ayrshire
  • Ayrshire Roots contains information on towns, genealogy, surnames and a surname database.
  • Cemeteries in South Ayrshire - includes information, photos and maps to local cemeteries.
  • Ayrshire Data from Census, OPRs & Kirk Sessions
  • AYR - IGI Batch Numbers.
  • Ayrshire data - Census, OPR and Kirk Sessions.

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