Welcome to the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald BDM Intimation Databases


Indexed information recorded in the database.

Surname = surname of applicant
Forename = First name of applicant
Date = Date of issue intimation appears in
Location = Can include street and or town etc
Events = See list of events below
Misc = Data to identify person or family


List of Event Codes

B = Birth
D = Death
M = Marriage

ACK = Acknowledgement
ANV = Anniversary
DW = Diamond Wedding
GW = Golden Wedding
MM = Memorian
MIA = Missing in Action
MSG = Missing
POW = Prisoner of War
RPD = Repatriated
SW = Silver Wedding


For hints on how to search the database please click here

Obtaining actual intimation entries please click here


First section covers 1856-1899 with 60,500 indexed entries, released 11 Jan 2004.

Second section covers 1900-1929 with 50,000 indexed entries, released 12 April 2004.

Third section covers 1930-1959 with 112,000 indexed entries, released 15 September 2005 & 20 October 2006.

Fourth section covers 1960-1969 with 56,000 indexed entries, released 18 January 2009.

Thanks go to all the people who helped index the intimations.


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