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East Ayrshire Council


Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
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

The Dick Institute
Elmbank Avenue
KIlmarnock
KA1 3BU

Tel: (01563) 554310
Fax: (01563) 554311


Opening hours:



Other Libraries:

Baird Institute History Centre & Museum
3 Lugar Street
Cumnock
KA18 1AD

Telephone & Fax: (01290) 421701
Email: baird.institute@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Contact: Anne Geddes, Heritage Services Librarian

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1000-1300, 1330-1630; Wednesday, Saturday: closed


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? [to be confirmed]

Provided by local Record Office? Not known

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations Not held


5. Census returns

Dick Institute: 1841-1891 for all of Ayrshire (excluding Auchinleck 1841)
Baird Institute:
Ayrshire census returns 1841-1891


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Dick Institute: Ayrshire 1851-2
Baird Institute: Ayrshire 1851-2, 1887

6(b) City and Town Directories

Ayr: Dick Institute: 1841
Ayr: Baird Institute: 1864-5, 1876-7, 1884-5, 1886-7, 1888-9, 1898-9, 1900-1, 1904-16, 1920-1, 1924-5, 1930-1, 1934-5, 1938-9, 1940-1
Cumnock Baird Institute: 1882-92, 1896, 1910
Kilmarnock Dick Institute: 1833, 1846-7, 1851, 1855-6, 1868, 1872, 1879, 1882-3, 1884-5, 1887-8, 1892-3, 1895-6, 1898-1900, 1901-3, 1904-6, 1907-9, 1910-12, 1913-15, 1923-5, 1928-9, 1933-5, 1939-42, 1951, 1957, 1976

6(c) Telephone Directories

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7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Voters Rolls: Dick Institute: Kilmarnock 1833, 1837, 1841 and 1852
Voters rolls: Dick Institute: North Ayrshire 1879/80
Baird Institute:
Archives from Cumnock and Doon Valley District

7(b) Poll Books

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8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Dick Institute. 1992. Microfiche
Baird Institute. 1988. Microfiche


9. Unpublished Indexes

Dick Institute: Ayrshire Collection Index - an incomplete index to newspapers, books, etc.
Baird Institute: Local History Collection Index - modern material in automated catalogue


10. Parish Registers

Dick Institute: Ayrshire O.P.R. Microfilm
Baird Institute: Old parish records for Ayrshire


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

None


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

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13. Other material

Gravestone inscription information held at both locations


14. Guides to Collections

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15. Local Record Offices

Regional Archives
County Buildings
Wellington Square
Ayr
KA7 1DR
Tel: 01292 266922


Other information