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ARCHIVES LIBRARIES AND Ayrshire Archives a South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1JA
t 01292 521819 e email@example.com. uk
The archive service for South, East and North Ayrshire councils is closed ahead of a relocation to a new purpose-built HQ in South Harbour Street. Watch the website for updates plus facebook.com/AyrshireArchive
and twitter.com/ayrshirearchive. East Ayrshire Local History a Burns Monument Centre, Kay Park, Kilmarnock KA3 7RU t 01563 553654 e firstname.lastname@example.org w tinyurl.com/east-ayr-arch
The Local History Research Department at the Burns Monument Centre has reopened on an appointment-only basis, and holds newspapers, maps, historic photographs and books. North Ayrshire Heritage a Irvine Townhouse, 66 High Street, Irvine KA12 0AZ
t 01294 310090 e naheritage@north-ayrshire. gov.uk
w tinyurl.com/north-ayr-heritage The Townhouse has census returns for Ayrshire and the Isles of Arran and the Cumbraes on microfilm; the records of an unofficial census carried out by Rev David Landsborough between 1819 and 1842;
Old Parish Registers (OPRs); memorial inscriptions; records of poor relief; and other resources. Scottish And Local History Library a Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB
t 01292 272231 e localhistory@south-ayrshire. gov.uk
Visit for local newspapers, photos, pamphlets, directories and maps.
GROUPS AND SOCIETIES East Ayrshire Family History Society e enquiries@eastayrshirefhs. co.uk
w eastayrshirefhs.co.uk Publications sold by the society include titles once published by the defunct Alloway and Southern Ayrshire Family History Society. North Ayrshire Family History Society a c/o Largs Library, 26 Allanpark Street, Largs KA30 9AG e email@example.com
The society was formerly known as the Largs and North Ayrshire Family History Society.
The Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society a c/o MERC, Troon Public Library, South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF e firstname.lastname@example.org
This group focuses on Troon and other parishes in South Ayrshire.
MUSEUMS Dick Institute a Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock KA1 3BU
t 01563 554300 e email@example.com w tinyurl.com/dick-institute The institute houses the central library for East Ayrshire. e a
t e a Museum Of The Cumbraes a 2 College Street, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0AZ a t 01294 464174 naheritage@north-ayrshire. gov.uk
w garrisonhousecumbrae.com This museum is part of North Ayrshire Council and run by the heritage service team.
North Ayrshire Heritage Centre
Kirk Gate, Manse Street, Saltcoats KA21 5AA 01294 464174 naheritage@north-ayrshire. gov.uk
w tinyurl.com/na-heri-centre The centre houses the principal museum collection.
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Murdoch’s Lone, Alloway KA7 4PQ
t e w tinyurl.com/burns-birth
Visit the cottage of Burns’ birth. firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Maritime Museum
The Linthouse, Harbour Road, Irvine KA12 8BT t 01294 278283 e visitorservices@scotmaritime.
org.uk w scottishmaritimemuseum.org The library here has periodicals and the Lloyd’s Register of Ships.
Ayrshire Working Lives
Browse historic images from various local-history collections.
This guide for family historians has links to online collections.
The website’s records for the area include a valuation roll of property in Kilmarnock from 1874.
View the collections of Ayrshire, and of Dumfries and Galloway.
North Ayrshire Yesterdays
w tinyurl.com/flickr-north-ayr See postcards and photos of North Ayrshire through the years.