We have experienced staff at all of our Registration Offices who will gladly assist you in tracing your family tree.
Start with your own birth certificate and work backwards using details such as full name, date and place of birth or marriage. It may be useful to speak to older family members to help clarify names, dates, places etc.
All of our Registration Offices in East Ayrshire have access to the DIGROS (Digital Imaging of the Genealogical Records of Scotland’s People) computer system.
You can use this system to access information on the following:
Births, Deaths and Marriages in Scotland from 1855
Scottish Divorce Records from 1st May 1984
Census Records 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901
Old Parish Records – 1553 to 1854 (Births, Baptisms, Banns and Marriages. Please note deaths are not indexed.)
Particular search: £5.00 per entry
A particular search is a search made by the Registrar for a particular entry in the records over a period of 5 years. If the entry is found pencil notes may be taken or a paper copy of the entry can be issued at a cost of £1 or alternatively an official extract of the entry may be purchased at a cost of £10.00.
General search: £15.00 per hour
A general search is a search in the indexes over any period of years for any number of entries made by any person in the presence of the Registrar. The researcher may take pencil notes of the relevant entries found, or a paper copy of the entry can be issued at a cost of £1or alternatively an official extract of the entry may be purchased at a cost of £10.00.
Please Note: Paper copies can only be obtained for Births over 100 years, Deaths over 50 years and Marriage over 75 years.