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Argyllshire is a maritime county in the west of Scotland, bounded on the north by Inverness-shire, on the east by the counties of Inverness, Perth, and Dumbarton, and on the south and west by the Firth of Clyde and the Atlantic Ocean.&nbsp; It is about 115 miles in extreme length and about 50 or 60 miles in average breadth, comprising an area, including the various islands connected with it, of about 3800 square miles.&nbsp; It contains about 50 parishes and six civil districts.&nbsp; It includes the royal burghs of Inverary and Cambelltown and has several other small towns and villages.  
 
Argyllshire is a maritime county in the west of Scotland, bounded on the north by Inverness-shire, on the east by the counties of Inverness, Perth, and Dumbarton, and on the south and west by the Firth of Clyde and the Atlantic Ocean.&nbsp; It is about 115 miles in extreme length and about 50 or 60 miles in average breadth, comprising an area, including the various islands connected with it, of about 3800 square miles.&nbsp; It contains about 50 parishes and six civil districts.&nbsp; It includes the royal burghs of Inverary and Cambelltown and has several other small towns and villages.  
 
The surface of the county is generally wild and mountainous but includes&nbsp;fertile tracts of valleys which afford productive arable land and good pasture.&nbsp; Of the numerous islands included within the limits of the county, the principal are Mull, Jura, Islan, Coll, Tiree, Colonsay, Lismore, and Oronsay, with several smaller islands.&nbsp;Between these islands and the mainland are several extensive sounds.&nbsp; The coasts are deeply indented with arms of the sea constituting salt-water lochs of considerable extent.
 
 
The quantity of land which is arable and in cultivation is little more than 100,000 acres; about 30,000 acres are in woodland and plantations and the remainder, nearly 1.300.000 acres, with the exception of about 25,000 in inland lakes and rivers, is principally heath and hill and mountain pasture.
 
 
Cattle, of the West Highland breed, and sheep are the chief livestock raised.&nbsp; Limestone and coal are wrought and granite and marble are quarried.&nbsp; Some lead and copper are mined.&nbsp; The principal manufacture is wool, and also flax.&nbsp; There are several distilleries, tanneries, and some bleach fields.&nbsp;&nbsp;The herring-fishery in Loch Fine is on an extensive scale.&nbsp; The population of the county in 1851 was 97,371.
 
  
 
At a very early period, the area was inhabited by the Scots who migrated from the&nbsp;Irish coast.&nbsp; After the subjugation of the Picts and the union of the two kingdoms, it became identified with the general population of the country.&nbsp; It is a place of celebrated romantic legend,&nbsp;the principal scene of the exploits of the heroes of the race of Fingal.&nbsp; The family or clan of Campbell, ancestors of the Dukes of Argyll, for many generations possessed an absolute and sovereign authority over their vassals in the county.  
 
At a very early period, the area was inhabited by the Scots who migrated from the&nbsp;Irish coast.&nbsp; After the subjugation of the Picts and the union of the two kingdoms, it became identified with the general population of the country.&nbsp; It is a place of celebrated romantic legend,&nbsp;the principal scene of the exploits of the heroes of the race of Fingal.&nbsp; The family or clan of Campbell, ancestors of the Dukes of Argyll, for many generations possessed an absolute and sovereign authority over their vassals in the county.  
  
 
('''Source:'''&nbsp; Samuel Lewis' ''Topographical Dictionary of Scotland'', 2nd ed., 1851.&nbsp; Family History Library&nbsp;book {{FHL|941 E5L|disp=941 E5L}}.)  
 
('''Source:'''&nbsp; Samuel Lewis' ''Topographical Dictionary of Scotland'', 2nd ed., 1851.&nbsp; Family History Library&nbsp;book {{FHL|941 E5L|disp=941 E5L}}.)  
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==[http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ Scotlands People: An Important Online Source]==
  
== Parishes  ==
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[http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ ScotlandsPeople] is one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information. If you are researching UK genealogy, your Scottish ancestry or building your Scottish family tree, they have more than 100 million records to look through.
  
Here is a list of historic parishes for the county of Argyll with their parish numbers. The insular parishes are islands off of the mainland. Click on the parish name to see information about records.
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The comprehensive choice of Scottish records includes:
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<br>Acharacle or Aharacle -- see Ardnamurchan <br>Appin -- see Lismore<br>[[Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Ardchattan]]&nbsp; (#504)
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For more detail on exact record availability, see [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/Content/Help/index.aspx?r=554&413 Availability.] For examples of the records available, see [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/Content/Help/index.aspx?r=554&408 Record Types and Examples.] More information on the site, its contents, and instructions for using it can be found in the [[ScotlandsPeople|ScotlandsPeople Wiki article]]. Indexes may be searched for free, and there is a small pay per view fee to see the actual digitized record.
  
Ardgour -- see Ballachulish&nbsp;<br>[[Ardnamurchan, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Ardnamurchan&nbsp;(#505)]]  
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== Census  ==
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Many census records have been indexed by surname. Some indexes cover one parish (and will be listed in the Wiki on the parish page) and some indexes are for the county as a whole.&nbsp;The Family History Library has&nbsp;county-wide census placename indexes for&nbsp;Argyllshire for {{FHL|709732|title-id|disp=1881}}.&nbsp;&nbsp;Click [[Argyllshire Census Surname Index|here&nbsp;for]] other census indexes available at the library.
  
Arisaig -- see Ardnamurchan
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*[http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ ScotlandsPeople], index, images, free index, pay per view ($)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016000?collectionNameFilter=false Scotland Census, 1841], no images. Also at [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10322/1841-scotland-census-extract?s=218489221 MyHeritage], index, ($). Also at [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/1841-england-wales-and-scotland-census findmypast], index, ($). Also at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1004 Ancestry.com], index, ($).
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2028673?collectionNameFilter=true Scotland Census, 1851], no images. Also at [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10323/1851-scotland-census-extract?s=218489221 MyHeritage], index, ($). Also at [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/1851-england-wales-and-scotland-census findmypast], index, ($). Also at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1076 Ancestry.com], index, ($).
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2028677?collectionNameFilter=false Scotland Census, 1861], no images. Also at [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10324/1861-scotland-census-extract?s=218489221 MyHeritage], index, ($). Also at [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/1861-england-wales-and-scotland-census findmypast], index, ($).  Also at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1080 Ancestry.com], index, ($).
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2028678?collectionNameFilter=false Scotland Census, 1871], no images. Also at [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/1871-england-wales-and-scotland-census findmypast], index, ($). Also at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1104 Ancestry.com], index, ($).
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2046756?collectionNameFilter=false Scotland Census, 1881], no images. Also at [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/1881-england-wales-and-scotland-census findmypast], index, ($). Also at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1119 Ancestry.com], index, ($).
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2046943?collectionNameFilter=false Scotland Census, 1891], no images. Also at [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/1891-england-wales-and-scotland-census findmypast], index, ($). Also at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1108 Ancestry.com], index, ($).
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*[http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ Scotland Census, 1901], index and images, ($). Also at [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/1901-england-wales-and-scotland-census findmypast], index, ($). Also at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1101 Ancestry.com], index, ($).
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*[http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ Scotland Census, 1911], index and images, ($).
  
[[Ballchulish and Corran of Ardgour, Argyll, Scotland|Ballachulish and Corran of Ardgour (#506)]]<br>[[Bowmore or Kilarrow (Insular), Argyll, Scotland|Bowmore or Kilarrow (Insular)&nbsp;(#536)]]<br>[[Campbelton, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Campbeltown&nbsp; (#507)]]  
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==Church Records==
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*'''1658 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2390848|Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
Cara -- see Gigha&nbsp;
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==Civil Registration or Statutory Registers==
  
Coll -- see Tyree&nbsp;
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Colonsay &amp; Oronsay -- see Jura<br>[[Craignish, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Craignish&nbsp; (#508)]]
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== Parishes  ==
 
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Some of the Argyllshire parish records are indexed in [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5850 '''Argyll Scotland, Extracted Parish Records''']. <br>
[[Cumlodden, Argyll, Scotland|Cumlodden (#509)]]
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::This database is a collection of historical parish registers from the county of Argyll in the country of Scotland. The records in this collection can range in date from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s. The records include baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists, wills, and other miscellaneous types of records. Also included are some records from non-conformist churches.  You will find interesting phonetic spelling. Some of the records may be in Latin or even a Welsh or Scottish dialect. Due to the nature of the records and because the records were originally compiled by a third party, it is difficult to absolutely verify the completeness and validity of the data.
 
 
Dalavich -- see Kilchrenan and Dalavich
 
 
 
[[Dunoon and Kilmun, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Dunoon &amp; Kilmun&nbsp; (#510)]]<br>Duror -- see Lismore
 
 
 
[[Gigha and Cara, Arygll, Scotland Church Records|Gigha and Cara (Insular) (#537)]]<br>[[Glassary, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Glassary&nbsp; (#511)]]
 
 
 
Glenarary -- see Inverarary&nbsp;<br>Glencoe &amp; Ballachulish -- see Lismore&nbsp;
 
 
 
[[Glenarcy and Inishail, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Glenorchy &amp; Inishall&nbsp; (#512)]]  
 
 
 
Inishall -- see Glenorchy<br>[[Iverary, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Inveraray &amp; Glenaray&nbsp; (#513)]]
 
 
 
[[Iverchaolain, Argyll, Scotland|Inverchaolain&nbsp; (#514)]]
 
 
 
[[Iona (Insular), Argyll, Scotland|Iona (Insular) (#538)]]
 
 
 
[[Jura, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Jura and Colonsay (Insular)&nbsp;(#539)]]
 
 
 
Kilarrow -- see Bowmore&nbsp;
 
 
 
Kilberry -- see Kilcalmonell&nbsp;
 
 
 
[[Kilbrandon and Kilchattan, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Kil<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1203625823531_103" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1203625823531_103" />brandon &amp; Kilchattan&nbsp; (#515)]]
 
 
 
Kilbride -- see Kilmore and Kilbride&nbsp;
 
 
 
[[Kilcalmonell and Kilberry, Argyll, Scotland|Kilcalmonell and Kilberry&nbsp; (#516)]]
 
 
 
Kilchattan -- see Kilbrandon &amp; Kilchattan&nbsp;
 
 
 
Kilchenzie -- see Killean&nbsp;
 
 
 
[[Kilchoman, Argyll, Scotland|Kilchoman (Insular)&nbsp; (#540)]]
 
 
 
[[Kilchrenan and Dalawich, Argyll, Scotland|Kilchrenan and Dalawich&nbsp; (#517)]]
 
 
 
[[Kildalton, Argyl, Scotland|Kildalton (Insular)&nbsp; (#]][[Kildalton, Argyl, Scotland|541)]]
 
 
 
[[Kilfinan, Argyll, Scotland|Kilfinan&nbsp;(#518)]]
 
 
 
[[Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon, Argyll, Scotland|Kilfinichen &amp; Kilvickeon (Insular)&nbsp; (#542)]]
 
 
 
[[Killean and Kilchenzie, Argyll, Scotland|Killean and Kilchenzie&nbsp; (#519)]]
 
 
 
[[Kilmallie, Argyll, Scotland|Kilmallie&nbsp; (#520)]]
 
 
 
[[Kilmartin, Argyll, Scotland|Kilmartin&nbsp; (#521)]]
 
 
 
Kilmelfort -- see Kilninver
 
 
 
[[Kilmeny, Argyll, Scotland|Kilmeny (Insular)&nbsp; (#543)]]
 
 
 
[[Kilmodan, Argyll, Scotland|Kilmodan&nbsp; (#522)]]
 
 
 
[[Kilmore and Kilbride, Argyll, Scotland|Kilmore and Kilbride&nbsp; (#523)]]
 
 
 
[[Kilmore (Insular), Argyll, Scotland|Kilmore (Insular) (#544)]]
 
 
 
Kilmorich -- see Lochgoilhead
 
 
 
Kilmun -- see Dunoon
 
 
 
[[Kilninian and Kilmore, Argyll, Scotland|Kilninian &amp; Kilmore (Insular)&nbsp; (#544)]]
 
 
 
[[Kilninver and Kilmerfort, Argyll, Scotland|Kilninver and Kilmelfort&nbsp; (#524)]]
 
 
 
Kilvickeon -- see Kilfinichen&nbsp;
 
 
 
[[Kinlochspelvie (Insular), Argyll, Scotland|Kinlochspelvie (Insular) (#545)]]
 
 
 
Kintra -- see Ardnamurchan
 
  
[[Lismore, Argyll, Scotland|Lismore (#525)]]  
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Here is a list of historic parishes for the county of Argyll with their parish numbers. The insular parishes are islands off of the mainland. Click on the parish name to see information about records. Click on this link to [http://www.scotlandsfamily.com/parish-map-argyll.htm '''a parish map of Argyllshire.''']
  
[[Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland|Lochgilphead (#]][[Lochgilphead, Argyl, Scotland|526)]]  
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[[Lochgoilhead and Kilmorich, Argyll, Scotland|Lochgoilhead and Kilmorich (#527)]]  
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[[Morvern, Argyll, Scotland|Morvern (#528)]]  
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| Acharacle or Aharacle -- see Ardnamurchan
[[Muckairn, Argyll, Scotland|Muckairn (#529)]]  
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| [[Kilfinan, Argyll, Scotland|Kilfinan (#518)]]
 
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[[North Knapdale, Argyll, Scotland|North Knapdale (#530)]]  
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| Appin -- see Lismore
 
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| [[Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon, Argyll, Scotland|Kilfinichen &amp; Kilvickeon (Insular) (#542)]]
[[OA, Argyll, Scotland|OA (#546)]]  
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| [[Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Ardchattan]] (#504)
Oban -- see Kilmore and Kilbride  
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| [[Killean and Kilchenzie, Argyll, Scotland|Killean and Kilchenzie (#519)]]
 
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[[Portnahaven,(Insular) Argyll, Scotland|Portnahaven (Insular)(#547)]]  
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| Ardgour -- see Ballachulish
 
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| [[Kilmallie, Argyll, Scotland|Kilmallie&nbsp; (#520)]]
[[Saddell and Skipness, Argyll, Scotland|Saddell and Skipness (#531)]]  
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| [[Ardnamurchan, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Ardnamurchan(#505)]]
Salen (Insular) (#548)<br>Skipness -- see Saddell  
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| [[Kilmartin, Argyll, Scotland|Kilmartin&nbsp; (#521)]]
 
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[[Southend, Argyll, Scotland|Southend (#532)]]  
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| Arisaig -- see Ardnamurchan
 
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| Kilmelfort -- see Kilninver
[[South Knapdale, Argyll, Scotland|South Knapdale (#533)]]  
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| [[Ballchulish and Corran of Ardgour, Argyll, Scotland|Ballachulish and Corran of Ardgour (#506)]]
[[Strachur and Stralachlan, Argyll, Scotland|Strachur and Stralachlan (#534)]]  
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| [[Kilmeny, Argyll, Scotland|Kilmeny (Insular)&nbsp; (#543)]]
 
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Stralachlan - see Strachur  
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| [[Bowmore or Kilarrow (Insular), Argyll, Scotland|Bowmore or Kilarrow (Insular)(#536)]]
 
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| [[Kilmodan, Argyll, Scotland|Kilmodan&nbsp; (#522)]]
Strontian -- see Ardnamurchan  
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| [[Campbelton, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Campbeltown (#507)]]
[[Tarbert, Argyll, Scotland|Tarbert (#535)]]  
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| [[Kilmore and Kilbride, Argyll, Scotland|Kilmore and Kilbride&nbsp; (#523)]]
 
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[[Tobermory, Argyll, Scotland|Tobermory (#550)]]  
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| Cara -- see Gigha
 
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| [[Kilmore (Insular), Argyll, Scotland|Kilmore (Insular) (#544)]]
[[Torosay, Argyll, Scotland|Torosay (#550)]]  
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| Coll -- see Tyree
[[Tyree, Arygll, Scotland|Tyree (#551)]]  
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| Kilmorich -- see Lochgoilhead
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| Colonsay, Oronsay -- see Jura
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| Kilmun -- see Dunoon
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| [[Craignish, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Craignish (#508)]]
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| [[Kilninian and Kilmore, Argyll, Scotland|Kilninian &amp; Kilmore (Insular)&nbsp; (#544)]]
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| [[Cumlodden, Argyll, Scotland|Cumlodden (#509)]]
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| [[Kilninver and Kilmerfort, Argyll, Scotland|Kilninver and Kilmelfort&nbsp; (#524)]]
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| Dalavich -- see Kilchrenan and Dalavich
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| Kilvickeon -- see Kilfinichen&nbsp;
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| [[Dunoon and Kilmun, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Dunoon &amp; Kilmun (#510)]]
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| [[Kinlochspelvie (Insular), Argyll, Scotland|Kinlochspelvie (Insular) (#545)]]
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| Duror -- see Lismore
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| Kintra -- see Ardnamurchan
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| [[Gigha and Cara, Arygll, Scotland Church Records|Gigha and Cara (Insular) (#537)]]
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| [[Lismore, Argyll, Scotland|Lismore (#525)]]
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| [[Glassary, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Glassary (#511)]]
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| [[Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland|Lochgilphead (#]][[Lochgilphead, Argyl, Scotland|526)]]
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| Glenarary -- see Inverarary
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| [[Lochgoilhead and Kilmorich, Argyll, Scotland|Lochgoilhead and Kilmorich (#527)]]
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| Glencoe &amp; Ballachulish -- see Lismore
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| [[Morvern, Argyll, Scotland|Morvern (#528)]]
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| [[Glenarcy and Inishail, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Glenorchy Inishall (#512)]]
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| [[Muckairn, Argyll, Scotland|Muckairn (#529)]]
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| Inishall -- see Glenorchy
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| [[North Knapdale, Argyll, Scotland|North Knapdale (#530)]]
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| [[Iverary, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Inveraray &amp; Glenaray (#513)]]
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| [[OA, Argyll, Scotland|OA (#546)]]
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| [[Iverchaolain, Argyll, Scotland|Inverchaolain (#514)]]
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| Oban -- see Kilmore and Kilbride
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| [[Iona (Insular), Argyll, Scotland|Iona (Insular) (#538)]]
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| [[Portnahaven,(Insular) Argyll, Scotland|Portnahaven (Insular)(#547)]]
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| [[Jura, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Jura and Colonsay (Insular)(#539)]]
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| [[Saddell and Skipness, Argyll, Scotland|Saddell and Skipness (#531)]]
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| Kilarrow -- see Bowmore
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| Salen (Insular) (#548)<br>Skipness -- see Saddell
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| Kilberry -- see Kilcalmonell
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| [[Southend, Argyll, Scotland|Southend (#532)]]
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| [[Kilbrandon and Kilchattan, Argyll, Scotland Church Records|Kilbrandon &amp; Kilchattan (#515)]]
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| [[South Knapdale, Argyll, Scotland|South Knapdale (#533)]]
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| Kilbride -- see Kilmore and Kilbride
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| [[Strachur and Stralachlan, Argyll, Scotland|Strachur and Stralachlan (#534)]]
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| [[Kilcalmonell and Kilberry, Argyll, Scotland|Kilcalmonell and Kilberry (#516)]]
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| Stralachlan - see Strachur
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| Kilchattan -- see Kilbrandon &amp; Kilchattan
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| Strontian -- see Ardnamurchan
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| Kilchenzie -- see Killean
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| [[Tarbert, Argyll, Scotland|Tarbert (#535)]]
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| [[Kilchoman, Argyll, Scotland|Kilchoman (Insular) (#540)]]
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| [[Tobermory, Argyll, Scotland|Tobermory (#550)]]
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| [[Kilchrenan and Dalawich, Argyll, Scotland|Kilchrenan and Dalawich (#517)]]
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| [[Torosay, Argyll, Scotland|Torosay (#550)]]
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| [[Kildalton, Argyl, Scotland|Kildalton (Insular) (#]][[Kildalton, Argyl, Scotland|541)]]
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| [[Tyree, Arygll, Scotland|Tyree (#551)]]
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== Archives  ==
 
== Archives  ==
  
Argyll and Bute were combined into one county in 1974. The county archives is the [http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/node/35204 Argyll &amp; Bute Council Archives], located in Lochgilphead. Located at Manse Brae (for GPS use cross-street Cossack or Lochnell), the archive is small but well-equipped to assist researchers in family history. It is best to book a table before arrival. If you give them some idea of what type of records and the time period you want to research, the staff can be better prepared to assist you. They have a binder which lists family history sources, and the records are filed by the number given in that binder. The council also accepts enquiries by letter, email, or text, and has a limited research service for those who cannot visit the archive. For details, see the archive [http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/node/35204 website].
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Argyll and Bute were combined into one county in 1974. The county archives is the [http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/node/35204 Argyll &amp; Bute Council Archives], located in Lochgilphead. Situated at Manse Brae (for GPS use cross-street Cossack or Lochnell), the archive is small but well-equipped to assist researchers in family history. It is best to book a table before arrival. If you give them some idea of what type of records and the time period you want to research, the staff can be better prepared to assist you. They have a binder which lists family history sources, and the records are filed by the number given in that binder. To help prepare for a visit to the Argyll &amp; Bute Council Archives, prepare a list of source numbers from the [[Argyll and Bute Archives Family History Sources|family history source binder]]. The council also accepts enquiries by letter, email, or text, and has a limited research service for those who cannot visit the archive. For details, see the archive [http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/node/35204 website].
 
 
== Census  ==
 
 
 
The Scottish government began taking censuses of its population in 1841, and every ten years there after. The records must be 100 years old before they are released to the public, so the most recent record available is for the 1911 census.&nbsp; Read more about [[Scotland Census|Census Records]].
 
 
 
Many census records have been indexed by surname. Some indexes cover one parish (and will be listed in the Wiki on the parish page) and some indexes are for the county as a whole.&nbsp;The Family History Library has&nbsp;county-wide census placename indexes for&nbsp;Angus&nbsp;for {{FHL|1012219|title-id|disp=1841}},{{FHL|704305|title-id|disp=1851}} and {{FHL|734171|title-id|disp=1881}}.&nbsp;&nbsp;Click [[Argyllshire Census Surname Index|here]]&nbsp;for other census indexes available at the library.
 
 
 
== Maps<br>  ==
 
  
[[Image:Argyll c. 1845.jpg|thumb|right|Argyll c. 1845.jpg]]
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==Maps==
  
Here is an historic map of Argyllshire.&nbsp; Click on the map to see a larger version.&nbsp; Click on the map again, then click on the 'Expand' button when it appears in the bottom right-hand corner of the map.
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*[http://maps.nls.uk/counties/ National Library of Scotland map collection]
 
 
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Click [http://www.scotlandsfamily.com/parish-map-argyll.htm here] to see an outline map of the parishes of Argyll.<br>
 
 
 
[Return to [[Scotland Old Counties pre 1974 and New Counties post 1974|county list]].]  
 
  
 
== Poorhouses  ==
 
== Poorhouses  ==
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*[http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Mull/ Mull Combination]
 
*[http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Mull/ Mull Combination]
  
A description with drawings and photos of them today along with databases of those living there from the 1881 Census are provided on the links above located on the site entitled "The Workhouse.org.uk" which is owned and operated by Peter Higginbotham.  
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A description with drawings and photos of them today along with databases of those living there from the 1881 Census are provided on the links above located on the site entitled "The Workhouse: The Story of an Insitution" which is owned and operated by Peter Higginbotham.
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===Societies===
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[http://www.genuki.org.uk/Societies/Scotland Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society]<br>
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Unit 13, 32 Mansfield Street<br>
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Glasgow G11 5QP<br>
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Scotlan<br>
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Tel. +44 (0) 141 339 8303<br>
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[http://www.genuki.org.uk/Societies/Scotland The Highland Archive] Centre]<br> Bught Road<br> Inverness<br> IV3 5SS<br> Scotland<br> Tel: +44 (0)1463 256444<br> Email: archives@highlifehighland.com<br>
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[http://www.genuki.org.uk/Societies/Scotland Lochaber Archive Centre]<br>
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West Highland College<br>
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Carmichael Way, Fort William PH33 6FF<br>
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Scotland<br>
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Tel: 01397 701942<br>
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[http://www.safhs.org.uk/members.asp The Scottish Genealogy Society]<br>
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15 Victoria Terrace<br> EDINBURGH<br> EH1 2JL<br>Scotland<br>
  
== &nbsp;&nbsp;Helpful Websites&nbsp; ==
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==Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/argyllshiregenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Argyllshire]
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*Argyllshire Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=87.0 RootsChat Argyllshire Resources and help pages. (Free)].
  
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Argyllshire is a maritime county in the west of Scotland, bounded on the north by Inverness-shire, on the east by the counties of Inverness, Perth, and Dumbarton, and on the south and west by the Firth of Clyde and the Atlantic Ocean.  It is about 115 miles in extreme length and about 50 or 60 miles in average breadth, comprising an area, including the various islands connected with it, of about 3800 square miles.  It contains about 50 parishes and six civil districts.  It includes the royal burghs of Inverary and Cambelltown and has several other small towns and villages.

At a very early period, the area was inhabited by the Scots who migrated from the Irish coast.  After the subjugation of the Picts and the union of the two kingdoms, it became identified with the general population of the country.  It is a place of celebrated romantic legend, the principal scene of the exploits of the heroes of the race of Fingal.  The family or clan of Campbell, ancestors of the Dukes of Argyll, for many generations possessed an absolute and sovereign authority over their vassals in the county.

(Source:  Samuel Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 2nd ed., 1851.  Family History Library book 941 E5L.)

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ScotlandsPeople is one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information. If you are researching UK genealogy, your Scottish ancestry or building your Scottish family tree, they have more than 100 million records to look through.

The comprehensive choice of Scottish records includes:

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For more detail on exact record availability, see Availability. For examples of the records available, see Record Types and Examples. More information on the site, its contents, and instructions for using it can be found in the ScotlandsPeople Wiki article. Indexes may be searched for free, and there is a small pay per view fee to see the actual digitized record.

Census

Many census records have been indexed by surname. Some indexes cover one parish (and will be listed in the Wiki on the parish page) and some indexes are for the county as a whole. The Family History Library has county-wide census placename indexes for Argyllshire for 1881.  Click here for other census indexes available at the library.

Church Records

Civil Registration or Statutory Registers

For details on information found in statutory registers and other methods of searching them, see Scotland Statutory Registers - Vital Records.

Refer to the ScotlandsPeople Wiki article.
Images and Indexes Available at ScotlandsPeople Website ($)
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Births 1855-1910 ◊ScotlandsPeople Website has indexes to 2012.
Marriages 1855-1935
Deaths 1855-1960

Parishes

Some of the Argyllshire parish records are indexed in Argyll Scotland, Extracted Parish Records.

This database is a collection of historical parish registers from the county of Argyll in the country of Scotland. The records in this collection can range in date from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s. The records include baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists, wills, and other miscellaneous types of records. Also included are some records from non-conformist churches. You will find interesting phonetic spelling. Some of the records may be in Latin or even a Welsh or Scottish dialect. Due to the nature of the records and because the records were originally compiled by a third party, it is difficult to absolutely verify the completeness and validity of the data.

Here is a list of historic parishes for the county of Argyll with their parish numbers. The insular parishes are islands off of the mainland. Click on the parish name to see information about records. Click on this link to a parish map of Argyllshire.

Acharacle or Aharacle -- see Ardnamurchan Kilfinan (#518)
Appin -- see Lismore Kilfinichen & Kilvickeon (Insular) (#542)
Ardchattan (#504) Killean and Kilchenzie (#519)
Ardgour -- see Ballachulish Kilmallie  (#520)
Ardnamurchan(#505) Kilmartin  (#521)
Arisaig -- see Ardnamurchan Kilmelfort -- see Kilninver
Ballachulish and Corran of Ardgour (#506) Kilmeny (Insular)  (#543)
Bowmore or Kilarrow (Insular)(#536) Kilmodan  (#522)
Campbeltown (#507) Kilmore and Kilbride  (#523)
Cara -- see Gigha Kilmore (Insular) (#544)
Coll -- see Tyree Kilmorich -- see Lochgoilhead
Colonsay, Oronsay -- see Jura Kilmun -- see Dunoon
Craignish (#508) Kilninian & Kilmore (Insular)  (#544)
Cumlodden (#509) Kilninver and Kilmelfort  (#524)
Dalavich -- see Kilchrenan and Dalavich Kilvickeon -- see Kilfinichen 
Dunoon & Kilmun (#510) Kinlochspelvie (Insular) (#545)
Duror -- see Lismore Kintra -- see Ardnamurchan
Gigha and Cara (Insular) (#537) Lismore (#525)
Glassary (#511) Lochgilphead (#526)
Glenarary -- see Inverarary Lochgoilhead and Kilmorich (#527)
Glencoe & Ballachulish -- see Lismore Morvern (#528)
Glenorchy Inishall (#512) Muckairn (#529)
Inishall -- see Glenorchy North Knapdale (#530)
Inveraray & Glenaray (#513) OA (#546)
Inverchaolain (#514) Oban -- see Kilmore and Kilbride
Iona (Insular) (#538) Portnahaven (Insular)(#547)
Jura and Colonsay (Insular)(#539) Saddell and Skipness (#531)
Kilarrow -- see Bowmore Salen (Insular) (#548)
Skipness -- see Saddell
Kilberry -- see Kilcalmonell Southend (#532)
Kilbrandon & Kilchattan (#515) South Knapdale (#533)
Kilbride -- see Kilmore and Kilbride Strachur and Stralachlan (#534)
Kilcalmonell and Kilberry (#516) Stralachlan - see Strachur
Kilchattan -- see Kilbrandon & Kilchattan Strontian -- see Ardnamurchan
Kilchenzie -- see Killean Tarbert (#535)
Kilchoman (Insular) (#540) Tobermory (#550)
Kilchrenan and Dalawich (#517) Torosay (#550)
Kildalton (Insular) (#541) Tyree (#551)

Archives

Argyll and Bute were combined into one county in 1974. The county archives is the Argyll & Bute Council Archives, located in Lochgilphead. Situated at Manse Brae (for GPS use cross-street Cossack or Lochnell), the archive is small but well-equipped to assist researchers in family history. It is best to book a table before arrival. If you give them some idea of what type of records and the time period you want to research, the staff can be better prepared to assist you. They have a binder which lists family history sources, and the records are filed by the number given in that binder. To help prepare for a visit to the Argyll & Bute Council Archives, prepare a list of source numbers from the family history source binder. The council also accepts enquiries by letter, email, or text, and has a limited research service for those who cannot visit the archive. For details, see the archive website.

Maps

Poorhouses

There were 5 workhouses in this county:

A description with drawings and photos of them today along with databases of those living there from the 1881 Census are provided on the links above located on the site entitled "The Workhouse: The Story of an Insitution" which is owned and operated by Peter Higginbotham.

Societies

Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
Unit 13, 32 Mansfield Street
Glasgow G11 5QP
Scotlan
Tel. +44 (0) 141 339 8303

The Highland Archive Centre]
Bught Road
Inverness
IV3 5SS
Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1463 256444
Email: archives@highlifehighland.com

Lochaber Archive Centre
West Highland College
Carmichael Way, Fort William PH33 6FF
Scotland
Tel: 01397 701942

The Scottish Genealogy Society
15 Victoria Terrace
EDINBURGH
EH1 2JL
Scotland

Websites