AYRSHIRE, Archives and Libraries

Ayrshire, under the 1960s local government reorganisation of Scotland, became part of the Strathclyde Region which had a number of archives.

The regional archives are the Strathclyde Regional Archives at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. The former Strathclyde District Libraries for Cunninghame, Cumnock & Doon, Kilmarnock & Loudon and Kyle & and Carrick, following further reorganisation have been restructured centres serving Ayrshire as a whole as well as three District Archives:

Other Archives

The following national archives may be useful to family historians:

Family History Societies

There are a large number of local and family history societies in the county. Dave Killicoat is the secretary of the co-ordinating federation:

Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies
Dennison House
11 Chalmers Road
Ayr KA7 2RQ

Family History Societies covering Ayrshire include:

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