Welcome to the Ayrshire ScotlandGenWeb Project. This website is provided as a resource for individuals researching their Scottish ancestors who originated in this county. Questions or Comments about the Ayrshire website should be directed to Alex Hughes.
Queries and Surnames
- View and Post a query for Ayrshire
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Ayrshire Resource Information Links
- Members of the Ayrshire Mailing List have made a `How To Guide` for research detailing resources primarily in Ayrshire.
- Joanne Tracy & Jim Bundy have made a database of Ayrshire BDMs posted to the Mailing List. [Excel]
- Ayrshire Data from Census,OPRs & Kirk Sessions provided by Members of the Ayrshire Mailing List.
- Ayrshire Volunteer Lookups Page provided by Members of the Ayrshire Mailing List.
- Email Jill McColl/Elizabeth Bell at Ardrossan Library HQ covering North Ayrshire
- For details of resources at Ardrossan Library
- Email Libraries in East Ayrshire
- For details of resources covering East Ayrshire
- Email Local History Dept at Carnegie Library in Ayr covering South Ayrshire.
- For details of resources covering South Ayrshire
- East Ayrshire Family History Society
- Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society
- Glasgow & West of Scotland FHS
- Largs & North Ayrshire FHS
- The Ayrshire Page at Rootsweb
- Ayrshire-Roots with Chat Room, Penpal Page, Poor Relief, Surname Index, WWI & WWII Casualties & Herald BDM indexes
- GENUKI Ayrshire Page
- Threetowners website for Ardrossan, Saltcoats & Stevenston
- Rootsweb 1841 FreeCen Project - Indexing Ayrshire Censuses
- AyrshireScotland has photographs of Ayrshire from Islands, golf courses, hotels, towns, 40 castles and much more.
- Ayrshire Roots - for those researching their roots in Ayrshire.
- Ayrshire Photographs.
- Addresses of Registration Offices in Ayrshire
- Marr Educational Resources Centre
- Ayrshire Surnames Index Database
- Ayrshire Archive Centre
- Troon Online
- Castles of Ayrshire
- Boyd Castles on the House of Boyd Site
- Friends of Portencross Castle
- House of Boyd
- Clan Boyd Newsletter
- Clan Cunningham of America
- Clan Dunlop
- Clan Fraser
- Clan Hunter
- Clan McFarlane
- Clan Montgomery Society Intl.
- Clan MacMillan
- Kyle Family Society
- Ayrshire GEDCOMS at WorldConnect
- Articles from the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
- Ayrshire Family History
- Ochiltree Parish Church Cemetery directory and Headstone inscriptions
- Loudon Kirk Graveyard Survey website - CD available
- Stair Parish Church Cemetery Index
- Dalrymple Old Parish Registers
- The Catrine Chronicles
- Largs Online
- East Ayrshire Council website
- North Ayrshire Council website
- South Ayrshire Council website
General Scotland Research Resources
Scotland BDM Exchange Gazetteer for Scotland Statistical Accounts of Scotland from the 1800's Arthur McGregor has compiled a DataBase of Scottish Parishes with their Parish numbers and IGI Batch numbers.
Please advise when emailing what DataBase program you have installed. This Parish No.Database will need to be unzipped with Winzip/PKunzip/Netzip or similar.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sourceson the Internet - Scotland General Register Office for Scotland Birth, Marriage, Death, Divorce and Adoption records in Scotland. GENUKI Scotland HomePage Church of Scotland Website
Scottish and LDS reference information by David Wills GROS Online Indexes Scottish Genealogical Information
Map of Ayrshire Parishes by Jim Rouse Map of Lanarkshire Parishes by Jim Rouse Map of Scottish Counties pre 1974 by Jim Rouse Scottish Mining website by Jim Rouse Lanarkshire Poor Relief Lookups & 1851 - 1861 LKS Census Indexes on fiche.
Ordance Survey Gazetteer Parish Locator (Great for finding a city or town too!). Ordnance Survey style maps Finding Place names Street level maps
The Scottish Genealogy Society Scottish Genealogy Resources Tracing your Scottish Ancestry
The Story of Workhouses
Scotsman Newspaper from May 1823