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"BUTESHIRE. The Islands of Bute, Arran, Great and Little Cumbray (or Cumbrae), Holy Isle, Pladda, and Inch-Marnoch, compose this shire, which comprises 225 square miles of land, or 143,997 acres..According to the returns presented to Government in 1871 the population of the shire was 16,996"
from Slater's Directory of Scotland, Volume II, 1878
Genuki - Bute
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Buteshire GenWeb
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Archives and Libraries
Argyll and Bute Council Argyll and Bute District Libraries
Bute Message Board
post and read about Bute genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Bute
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
this large Buteshire genealogy forum can put you in contact with Bute cemetery listings, censuses, military records etc.
due to emigration, Bute now has a massive off-island population,
many of whom still like to keep in touch with their spiritual homeland
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Bute
Bute 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 - Bute
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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