- Ayrshire Archives
See what collections are available, how to view them and arrange a visit.
Births, Marriages, Deaths and Burials
- Ayrshire Post 1855
Some births, marriages and deaths available for Ayrshire.
- Kilmarnock Voters Lists 1837-1852
Search the names of more than 1000 eligible voters in Kilmarnock. The lists can reveal where your ancestor lived and possibly some information about the property.
- RootsChat Ayrshire
Ask a question about your Ayrshire ancestors or just browse the previous posts to see info and links to help with your research.
- The Ayrshire Page
An old website devoted to Scottish ancestry, especially that of Ayr. Lots of old photos and other items of interest.
View historical Ayrshire street and post office directories which might help you find your ancestor’s address and occupation.
Land and Taxes
- Kilmarnock Ratepayers 1838-1846
Explore this collection of ratepayers records from 1838 to 1846. The records can confirm your ancestors’ occupation and name of the street where they lived.
- Ayrshire History
The subject matter of the Ayrshire History Web Site is the history of the county and its people, and the local history of its parishes, towns and villages.
- Historical Tales and Legends of Ayrshire
An old book from 1889 with some interesting stories, available online.
- The Ballads and Songs of Ayrshire
An online book printed in 1847.
- Old Ayrshire Maps
Many old maps from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s.
- East Ayrshire Family History Society
East Ayrshire Family History Society was formed in 1997 and takes its name from the new local authority created around the same time. The area covered by East Ayrshire comprises the former districts of Kilmarnock & Loudoun and Cumnock & Doon Valley, however resources held by EAFHS cover all of Ayrshire.