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North Ayrshire Council

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): AYR

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local History Library
Library Headquarters
39-41 Princes Street
KA22 8BT
Tel: 01294 469137
Fax: 01294 604236
Email: -
Contact: Mrs Jill McColl

Opening hours:

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? No (at present not fee-based - are currently looking into this and will be charging for postal enquiries. No fees have been decided upon as yet)

Provided by local Record Office? Yes
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations -

5. Census returns


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories


6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers


7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

UK and Ireland. 1988 and 1992. Microfiche. Local History Library, Ardrossan

9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers

~microfilms, listed on attached sheet (not proofread)$

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

The Poor Law Magazine 1858-1928
Scots Magazine 1976 to date
Scottish field 1979 to date

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Newspaper: The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, back to 1857 on microfilm
Monumental inscriptions ~attached$

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Tel: -
Fax: -
Email: -

Other information

List of publications for sale
~separate wallet contains A4 brochures for East Ayrshire, Cumnock and Doon Valley: census, parish records, archives$