Welcome to the Ayrshire Poor Relief Database

Indexed information recorded in the database.

Surname = surname of applicant
Forename = first name of applicant
Ref # = Reference number of application
Misc = maiden name or anything relevant
Age = age at time of application if given
Birth Parish = parish where applicant born
Film # = film number

List of parishes with dates and film numbers please click here

For hints on how to search the database please click here

Obtaining actual poor relief records please click here

Thanks go to all the people who helped index the Poor Relief Records

You need your own password before you can use the database. If this is your first time using the database please click here to register your username and password. You will be sent an email to confirm your address - click on the link to confirm your registration. Once you have your username and password after logging in you will go straight to the database. Please put your username/password in small caps ie john doe.

If you are already registered for another database you do not need to apply again, you can click here to enter the database

Please check back often as more data will be added.

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