The Scottish and Local History Library is located on the first floor of the Carnegie Library in Ayr.
There are indexes to 1841(Freecen), 1851, 1861, 1881(whole of Great Britain) on computer and the 1891 is on fiche.
The International Genealogical Index (IGI) is available on microfiche.
Ayr Burgh 1892-1974 Kyle & Carrick District Council 1975-1996 South Ayrshire Council from 1997 Ayr Burgh from 1906-1974 Kyle & Carrick District Council 1975-1996 South Ayrshire Council from 1997 County of Ayrshire 1899-1942 (excluding Ayr Irvine and Kilmarnock Burghs) These volumes cover the whole of Scotland and are the most complete out with Edinburgh.
The department houses a unique collection of books, local newspapers, photographs, pamphlets, directories and maps.
Disabled access is at the rear of building and there is a lift to the first floor.
If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us [email protected] or tel: 01292 272231.
Pop into the department and the staff will be happy to give you guidance on how to start your research.
We are happy to help anytime but if you wish to book a Starter Session please contact the department and we will give you a timeslot and information on what you need to bring along to help with your research.
Left to right: J Mc Kinnon, W Hastie, E Spence, Danny Wylie & Co Ayr Chemical Works, Newton on Ayr Microfilm copies of the Parish Registers for all towns and villages in Ayrshire are available.