Troon and Ayrshire Family History Society

Troon and Ayrshire Family History Society was established in 1989 as Troon and District Family History Society when people interested in researching their family history, especially in the area, came together. 

Whilst the majority of members come from Ayrshire, they also have members from other areas of the UK and overseas.

Its main objectives are to promote and encourage the study of family history and genealogy, and to help members researching their own family histories.  

It has many details regarding the people of Dundonald and other parishes in South Ayrshire.

Information about Troon and Ayrshire Family History Society


The Secretary
Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society
c/o MERC, Troon Public Library
South Beach
KA10 6EF


Troon and Ayrshire FHS Email


Many resources are accessible in a cupboard located in Troon Public Library, 5 South Beach, Troon, KA10 6EF.

The Library is fully accessible, which includes disabled toilets.

You have to confirm membership of the Society in order to obtain the key to unlock this cupboard.  Books can be borrowed provided that you enter your details into the book left in the cupboard.

Their resources include:

  • Ayrshire History Books
  • Deaths and Burials in Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
  • Family Histories
  • Family History Journals
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Occupational History Resources
  • Social History Resources
  • Trade Books
  • Travel Resources

Resources also include Valuation Rolls of Troon, but these can only be consulted in the Library.


Some publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1801, 1811, 1821, 1831 Census Galston
  • 1821 Census St Quivox
  • Airshire News 1788-1830
  • Death and Burial Records in South Ayrshire
  • Deaths and Burials OPRs - Auchinleck, Ballantrae & Girvan, Dalrymple, Irvine, Muirkirk, Ochiltree, Stair, Symington, Tarbolton
  • Galston War Memorial Transcript
  • Loudoun 'The Session Clerk's Tale' (transcription of OPR burials in Loudoun Parish 1811-1857)
  • Militia 1799 & 1801
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Servicemen's Letters Index 1918

Databases and Indexes

A list of surnames found in cemeteries and graveyards in the area is accessible on the site.  You can then find this person in their Memorial Inscriptions, which are available for sale on the site.

Research Service

Although the Society offers a research service for those unable to visit the area in person, this is limited to members only.  No charge is made to members wishing to take advantage of this service, but they do ask that you pay for any photocopying, postage and other expenses.


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