History on Your Doorstep: History and Family History Fair 2019

When & Where

Saturday, 15 June 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr, KA8 8EB

Event Details

South Ayrshire's Local and Family History Fair will this year be taking over the Carnegie Library, Ayr, for a full-day programme of informative talks from respected guest speakers.

Visitors can also browse a variety of stalls offering advice and guidance on family history, tracing your roots and exploring local and national history.

There will also be a showcase of work from South Ayrshire Secondary School's "History Challenge 2019", as well as the work of Kingcase P7 pupils from their project, Found Photos: Prestwick Community Past, Present, Future.

In addition, there will be a Pop-Up Museum and a competition to test your local knowledge!

Whether you're interested in discovering your family history or wanting to take a more specialised look at a particular topic, come along and explore History on Your Doorstep.


10am Tom Barclay, Local Studies Librarian, South Ayrshire Council
"The Roundheads in Ayr: Oliver Cromwell's Garrison 1652-1660"

11am Joanna Tucker, University of Glasgow
"Using medieval cartulary manuscripts in research"

2pm Michelle Leonard, Professional Genealogist, Writer and Historian
"What can DNA Testing Do For Your Family Tree?"

3pm Pamela McIntyre, South Ayrshire Council
"All good stories start with a map"


Day ticket £10 | Half day ticket £5
Single talk tickets available on the day £3 each or £5 for two

Free entry to the stalls, pop up museum, quiz and schools displays.


South Ayrshire Local and Family History Library
01292 272231



Event Location

Carnegie Library
12 Main Street
South Ayrshrie

Other information


Please note that you should check with the event organiser to confirm details of times and location - Scottish Local History Forum is not responsible for the events hosted by Member Societies.