Welcome to the Ayrshire Poor Relief Hints Page

To search for a man - best results are obtained by using surname and forename.

To search for a married woman - best results are obtained by using married surname and forename or try the maiden name in a separate search. You can search for a maiden name with a married name. Always use the wildcard % before the maiden name i.e. %Doran will return all Doran entries.

You can also just search by using the surname with no forename. This will return every entry with that surname.

To search for a surname which has spelling variants then use the wildcard which is % i.e. searching Dor% will return Doran, Dorian, Dorrance, Dorris and so on. If you entered a first name when using the wildcard it will return all entries with that forname.