The Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society founded in 1989 has built up a wide range of knowledge on the people of Dundonald and the other parishes in South Ayrshire. Please browse our website to learn more about us and the assistance we can give to people researching their Scottish Ancestry.

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Society Meetings

On Thursday the 17th of May Hugh Watson from the Kilmarnock History Group took us through the history of the Duke(s) of Portland, their womenfolk and the various properties that changed hands as a result of gambling and marriages. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject was well appreciated by the audience.

Thursday 21st of June. It is time again for our Annual General Meeting followed by Wine, Nibbles and Chat. If there are any questions or issues for discussion please let Barbara Mackie, our secretary, know. We would be pleased if more members were to attend our AGM. No one will be pressurised into joining the committee but if anyone feels they have have a contribution to make please let a committee member know.

Full details of all our meetings will be found on the Meetings Page.

eMagazines available on application to

The following family history journals/ newsletters are available in pdf format to members by email.

Aberdeen & North East Scotland Journal No. 147 May 2018

Family Roots - Newsletter of Lothians Family History Society, Spring 2018

Ancestral Searcher - Journal of the Heraldry and Genealogical Society of Canberra, June 2018 NEW Has a number of interesting articles with over 40 surnames within ranging from Adams to Wilkinson.

Scots News Magazine - Queensland, Australia, June/July 2018 NEW

Cedar Log - Richmond Tweed FHS, New South Wales, March 2018

Kiwi Kith and Kin - Scottish Interest Group NZSG, Issue 112, Autumn 2018

Thistle Times - Journal of the Scottish Interest Group of the Genealogical Society of Queensland, March 2018