From recording to researching

Following on collating data from headstones of ministers and soldiers buried or remembered in the Auld Kirkyard a trip to the Burns Monument Centre, Kilmarnock was arranged to access their wide range of resources.

Scotland’s People

Mary and Ian check out Scotland's People

Mary and Ian check out Scotland’s People

  • Old Parish Records – baptism records from 1706 are available for the parish of New Cumnock
  • Birth, Marriages and Death from Statutory Records from 1955 onwards
  • Census Records -1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911

Newspaper Archives

Helen and Mattie reel through the Cumnock Chronicles

Helen and Mattie reel through the Cumnock Chronicles

  • The BMC hold numerous Newspaper reels with of course the Cumnock Chronicle the paper of choice

Archives

Archivist Christine gives an overview of the archives

Archivist Christine gives an overview of the archives

  • Our focus was on Ayr Presbytery Records and ministers of the parish of New Cumnock
  • Here is a snippet from the record of Reverend James Young and his ordination on 3rd May 1758.

Reverend James Young ordination record

Reverend James Young ordination record

Thank you to all at Burns Monument Centre, Kilmarnock for another fascinating day.

  • Why not pay them a visit here
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