An ABBA night with a difference!

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, […]

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Access Ancestry for free in all South Ayrshire Libraries

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 […]

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Newspaper archives get a good dusting

The staff from the Carnegie Library’s Local History Department have been very busy cleaning and preserving the newspaper archive which is extensive to say the least. This is an ongoing project which will take quite a few months if not well into next year to complete. The papers have to be cleaned and then boxed up and labelled in […]

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