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Welcome to the Ayrshire Team

Team Leader: Bobbie Hall

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The goal of this Team is to make all County profiles the best that they can be. It is our desire to leave a lasting legacy of work for future generations by sourcing, connecting and growing our County branches of the tree.

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I do have a question, and it may pertain to all of the British divisions. In 1975 there was a governmental reorganization that created new or amalgamated counties throughout the British Isles, i.e., Dumfries-shire, Stewartry of Kirkudbright, and Wigtownshire became Dumfries and Galloway. Is there a chart somewhere that gives what counties were formerly called and/or what counties now make up the districts or counties. As a genealogist for the past 60 years I have always written the localities as they were written in the documents I used as source material. However, I've started seeing people listing localities as they are today. It does get a bit confusing.
posted by Gail (Andrews) Hardy
Hi Gail,

On WT we are to record the name of the place as it was called at the time of the event. See Help: Location Fields. There is a good way to see the locations by date on the FamilySearch.org site. I'll use Dundonald, Ayrshire as an example: here. Clicking the grey date bar across the bottom of the map will give the appropriate name for each time period. And here is one for Wigtown. Does that help some? There are many other possibilities, this one just works well for me.

posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
edited by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
I’m new to all this, working from Canada, but have definite Ayrshire links. I do appreciate the ‘to do lists’ as I can work on those!
I thought the lists might be useful, especially to those who are used to working with them. I've added them to all the county pages, so if anyone is a multi-county member, they're there. (If anyone needs help getting started on them, give a shout out for instructions - and cautions). I'm currenlty working on the 811 list for Ayrshire (merged profiles where the bios haven't been merged) just to get one out of the way.

If anyone is working on a particular category, it might be a good idea to post it here so we don't run into each other. Cheers, Bobbie

posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Greetings Team Ayshire!
I've added all of our members to the trusted list to make it easier to communicate with and within the group. If you really don't want the additional emails, you can either remove yourself from the TL list (see the Privacy tab) or email me [email address removed] and I'll remove you.
I'd like to welcome everyone and let you know we're active as a group. Does anyone have any specific questions that I or another member can answer?
What would you like to see as the first "project" among the group? How does everyone feel about attacking the Suggestions for Ayrshire?
Ideas are welcome, and if you have any local (Ayrshire specific) sources to share (especially online resources) let us know and we can post them to the Ayshire Free Space Page.
Ayrshire Team Leader
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
edited by Bobbie (Madison) Hall