Ayrshire Family History


  • Ayrshire Archives
    See what collections are available, how to view them and arrange a visit.

Births, Marriages, Deaths and Burials

Electoral Registers

  • 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.

Historical Directories

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.

Local History



  • 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.