- source: Family History Library Catalog
Great Cumbrae is the smallest of the three main islands that make up Bute. The island is also a parish. The civil registration district of Cumbrae comprises both Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae, although the latter was in the parish of Ardrossan.
Millport is a village which is the main place of habitation on Great Cumbrae. The island is connected to the mainland by a ferry service to Largs. The ferry does not berth at Millport, but at Cumbrae Slip, 4 miles north of the town. A bus is always on hand to transport visitors to the village.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Great Cumbrae.
- Transcriptions of all the 19th century censuses are available on FreeCen.
- ScotlandsPeople holds indexes and images for all civil births, marriages and deaths, censuses 1841-1911, and for all Old Parish Registers throughout Scotland. It is a pay-per-view site. ScotlandsPeople also holds records of Wills and Testaments and Coats of Arms. Access to this latter part of their website is free.
- Vision of Britain provides both the topographical Ordnance Survey of Scotland First Series (1856-1887) in black and white, and the Ordnance Survey of Scotland Popular Edition (1928-1945) in colour at a scale of 1:63360, as well as other series of maps covering the whole of the United Kingdom. These maps are wonderful for finding places that have diminished in size over the past 150 years.
- Google maps include Street View for Millport and the main roads of the Isle of Cumbrae.