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
South Ayrshire History and Family History Fair Saturday 7 June 2014 Want to explore your ancestry, but don’t know where to start? Fascinated by the past and wanting to learn more? Looking for something different to do at the weekend? Well look no further as South Ayrshire’s History Fair is almost upon us and promises […]Read More Look who is coming to the Fair!
Arrangements for our 2013 South Ayrshire History & Family History Fair on Saturday 1st June are well underway with three of the four speakers already booked. They are: Professor Dauvit Brown of the University of Glasgow, whose talk will feature new information about William Wallace, and a previously unknown letter of Robert the Bruce which […]Read More Speakers announced for History Fair 2013
The new records, comprising over 2.4 million indexed names and over 74,000 digital images, cover every kind of building, structure or property in Scotland which were assessed as having a rateable value in 1905. Fully-searchable both by name and address, the 1905 Valuation Rolls (VRs) provide a terrific snapshot of Scottish society during the Edwardian […]Read More The 1905 Valuation Rolls are now live on the ScotlandsPeople website
Author Tom McKerley talks about his book ‘Bloodlines: Touch not the cat‘. A wonderful genealogical mystery novel co-written with Dutch author Ingrid Schippers. Thursday 29 November, 2012 Troon Library, 2pm Free event This event is part of South Ayrshire Libraries Book Week Scotland celebrations. Do you know what happened in your family seven generations ago? […]Read More Author visit Tom McKerley at Troon Library
Scotland’s People have changed the pricing and payment method for purchasing Wills & Testaments documents on the ScotlandsPeople website. Instead of purchasing a Will & Testament through a separate transaction, these documents can now be viewed using ScotlandsPeople credits. As an introductory offer they have also reduced the cost from £5 to 10 credits, which […]Read More Wills & Testaments – now available for only 10 credits each!