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Ayrshire Genealogy


"AYRSHIRE, a maritime co. in the SW. of Scotland, adjoining the cos. of Renfrew, Lanark, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown... Its greatest breadth, across the middle, is 30 miles. Area, 1128.5 sq. m., or 729,186 ac. Pop. 217,519 "
from Bartholemew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887
Genuki - Ayrshire
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
Renfrew, Lanark, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown
Ayreshire GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
Ayrshire Archives
East Ayrshire Council: Libraries
Ayrshire Message Board
post and read about Ayrshire genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Ayrshire
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web

Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK (including Scotland) records in over 60 individual databases
Ayreshire Parish Registers
births, deaths, marriages, tombstone inscriptions,
parish registers, tax lists, wills from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s
in an attempt to pay back monies advanced to them by the Shires and Burghs, and to reduce the arrears of the army, the Parliament of Scotland granted a one off tax of 14 shillings on each hearth in Scotland
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Ayrshire
Ayrshire war memorials and rolls of honour
General Register for Scotland - Scotlands People Database
Pay Per View - Government index of Scottish births and baptisms 1553-1904,
marriages 1553-1929 , deaths 1855 - 1954 and censuses 1871- 1901
Scottish Historical Records Database Search
search over 40 databases including 1841-1901 censuses, emigration records, passenger lists, city directories
links to cemetery transcriptions here
FreeCen - Ayrshire
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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