Troon & Ayrshire Family History Society

Welcome to the Troon & Ayrshire Family History Society Website

About us

The Society was formed in 1989 and by the end of that year had 32 members. With the growing interest in family history research the membership has steadily increased over the years.

Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society is run by volunteers who share an interest in family history. It is one of the smaller societies in Scotland but has the reputation of being very active, and our monthly meetings which are held from September till June are well attended. We are members of the Council of Ayrshire Family History Societies which meets twice yearly to exchange information and discuss matters of joint interest.

Our main aim is to encourage interest in family history and to provide the means whereby research may be successful.

Research - Restricted to members only (Please quote Membership number when requesting information)
Our small group of volunteers do their best to answer enquiries for help or guidance. We can, however, carry out only a limited amount of research for members (For example from Ayrshire census records 1841 - 1901, OPR, MIs, etc). There is no charge for this service but we would request re-imbursement of expenses for photocopying, postage etc.

Library: We have recently added copies of the 1911-12 and 1920-21 Valuation Rolls for Dundonald Parish (includes Troon), also 1931-32 and 1940-41 for Troon Burgh and 1931-32 for Dundonald Parish, to our Library. These have been indexed and whilst they are no substitute for the Censuses, they do provide the name and, in most/many cases, the occupation of the Head of the Household along with names of the owner/proprietor/s of the property. Work is currently underway with the indexing of the 1940-41 Valuation Rolls for Dundonald Parish.

We also have a copy of the 1899-1900 Valuation Roll for Dundonald Parish but this is currently not indexed, so any enquiries relating to same should, if possible, give the name of the street involved.

T @ A FHS organises regular monthly meetings and also a few workshops to help members with their research problems. We organise visits to New Register House in Edinburgh, Conferences and other places of interest. Membership of the Society entitles you to attend our meetings, to use our library which contains many useful books and journals from other societies. Members also receive a copy of our journal which is published three times per year and contains many interesting articles and a useful queries page. We also have a computer (with printer and scanner) and microfiche readers for members’ use. New members receive a ‘starter pack’ which contains advice on where to start their research.

For further details of the Society please contact us, our members will be pleased to assist whenever possible. If you would like to join our Society please fill in the form on the membership page. You will be assured of a very warm welcome.