Explore over 200 years of history and access hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland – FREE through your library. This exciting archive can support users researching a wide variety of topics – from family histories to worldwide diplomatic relations! Whether you’re a history buff, genealogist or sports fan, there are resources to cover […]Read More Discover History as it Happened with The British Newspaper Archive
Arrangements for our 2017 South Ayrshire History & Family History Fair on Saturday 3rd June are well underway with an exciting line-up of speakers. Whether you’re interested in exploring your family roots or wanting to take a more specialised look at a particular topic, the History Fair – and the guest speakers – will help bring your interest to […]Read More Save the date for our History and Family History Fair 2017
Staff at the Scottish and Local History Library, Carnegie Library, Ayr welcomed Ayrshire Bed & Breakfast Association members (and some of their guests!) on a special tour through their local and family history resources – maps, newspapers, printed books and photos, to mention a few. Designed to inform B&B owners on the sources we hold, […]Read More An ABBA night with a difference!
Would you like to trace your family history, but don’t know how to get started? The Local History Department in Ayr’s Carnegie Library will be holding a series of afternoon Family History Workshops during the winter months. The workshops are for those wishing to research their family history but need a helping hand. They give […]Read More Absolute Beginners Family History Workshops
Who do you think you are? Explore your family history at the Local and Family History department in Ayr’s Carnegie Library. The department houses a unique collection of books, pamphlets, directories, maps, plans, local newspapers and photographs. Members of the public who wish to conduct their own family history research are welcome to visit the department to use the resources we […]Read More Discover your family history with exciting new resources and expert help at Carnegie Library
Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular online genealogy resource to South Ayrshire Libraries. Discover your family history story with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. This online resource is only available for FREE in our libraries and isn’t available […]Read More Access Ancestry for free in all South Ayrshire Libraries
The new ‘Births, Marriages and Deaths from the Ayr Advertiser 1803 − 1835’, providing an online index to family history data from newspapers, is a joint project between South Ayrshire Council Libraries Service and Opportunities in Retirement Family History Group Ayr. If you would like to travel back to the past, and view details of […]Read More South Ayrshire Council’s new online way to go back to the past