I hope that
you manage to find the details that you are looking for amongst the hundreds
of pages available to you in this site. The site is totally free to use and
in return I hope that you can contribute some data that may be of use to
other genealogists searching for their roots in Ayrshire
you are looking for information past and present on Ayrshire Towns then you
will find historical details, maps, and many views old and new for Ayrshire
towns or parishes by clicking on Towns. Our ancestors in Ayrshire
lived and worked in the various towns and parishes throughout the County.
Researching our roots is not complete without seeing where they lived and
the history of the area. Under Towns it is hoped to have old and new views
of all the Ayrshire towns together with details of their past industries and
history. Links will take you to any local websites where they exist.
you are looking for details on how to search for your Ayrshire Ancestors or
what resources are available to you then click on Genealogy. This
site has been constructed to help those searching for their Ayrshire
Scottish roots. There is help for those starting out in Genealogy (and even
the more experienced) with details on how to go about it and where to look
for the information which will help you construct your Family Tree. Links to
all the relevant archives and libraries, A great historical section to help
understand the environment our ancestors had.
in particular family names proceeds it is useful to make contact with others
researching the same family name. Already many have made contact with
'family members' through the Surnames listing of Descendant Trees etc.
Please e-mail your Ayrshire connections for uploading to the site. A
database of over 80,000 Ayrshire related people has already been built up.
The search facility allows you to do a quick search of
this site for the
name, place, or date you might be looking for, using several search
engines. There is also an inbuilt
search link on each Town and Surname page. There is now a vast
amount of information on the site and it is being added almost daily.
The search tools are now the most valuable part of the site. There are
three search tools and it is worth using all three as they are indexed
at different times and work over slightly different content.
As new material is added to the site an ongoing dated list of these will be
the what's new section. This will help you find anything that has been added
since your last visit to the site.
There is a Forum in the
site for you to use to contact others about all your genealogy interests
Search throughout the whole site for that surname, place
etc. or use as search box for the whole web
Concise information in one click
This is THE site for finding your
Post 1855 ancestors
Scottish Site - Scotlandspeople
Registers of births for Scotland, 1855-2009 (indexes and digital images
until 1910, indexes only from 1909-2009).
The Statutory Registers of marriages for Scotland, 1855-2009 (indexes and
digital images until 1935, indexes only from 1934-2009).
The Statutory Registers of deaths for Scotland, 1855-2009 (indexes and
digital images until 1960, indexes only from 1959-2009).
The 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891, 1901 & 1911 Census Returns for Scotland
(indexes and digital images), 1881 (indexes, digital images and full
The Old Parochial Registers of baptisms and the proclamations/marriages
for Scotland, 1553-1854 (indexes and digital images).
The Old Parochial Registers of deaths and burials for Scotland, 1553-1854
(indexes and digital images).
Scottish Wills and
Testaments from 1513 to 1901 (indexes and digital images).
Scottish Coats of Arms Search 1672-1907.
* Enhanced free surname search
* One character restrictions on wildcards
* Surname no longer required field in search forms
* Refine Search Button
* Saved search criteria
* Fuzzy searching, Name Variant and Metaphone options for name
* Direct View Image Viewer
* Easy reporting of transcription and image issues
* Mapping of search results and images
* Advanced Searching
The 1911 Census for Scotland is now online on Scotlandspeople. This census details information
collected from more than 4.7 million Scots - marking a century
since the data was first gathered.
The census images include the name,
address, age, occupation, birthplace and marital status of
everyone counted in the 1911 census, as well as details about
their children. For the first time, the census images are
available in full colour.
Visit the ScotlandsPeople website to view
details of Famous Scots including John Logie Baird and Charles
Rennie Mackintosh, and ancestors of Ewan McGregor and Gordon
Genealogical Index (IGI) is now better than ever. The new, updated version
of this online database has more names and displays the information source
for an individual's records. Also, as new information is gathered, it will
be added to the online inde . A small number of individuals are now linked into families
and can be viewed on pedigree charts. Family group records and pedigree
charts are downloadable, and the number of individuals linked into
families is expected to increaseheck out the IGI at:
Now with a new
search engine - The new search engine pulls together more records
than before and puts them in categories such as Census, Birth Marriage and
Death, Military, Migration and Naturalization, etc.
Has added a new set of
free-to-view historical tax records on its site for many Scottish
counties. Clock and WatchTax was paid from 1797-98, and its
surviving records (held at the National Archives of
Scotland under E326/12) provide a remarkable horological insight the
period, listing the names of clock and watch owners, as well as the
time pieces they owned and the amount of tax due.
Ayr Then & Now
takes a fond look at the Royal Burgh of Ayr over the past decades,
contrasting a fascinating selection of archive photographs and
postcards alongside modern photography of Ayr as it is today.
the early exploits of Sir William Wallace, through Ayr’s connection to
the life of Robert Burns, to more recent buildings and notable events,
this is a wide-ranging look at the town, past and present.
Captivatingly illustrating the changes that have taken place over the
past century, Ayr Then & Now will be treasured by all those
who love ‘Auld Ayr’.
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Note: - Ayrshire is also a city in
Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA - population 202 in 2000 census