Scotlandspeople Website Changes
E-JOURNAL -- Categories of Membership
Two Categories of Membership -- Standard Membership or Electronic Membership
We now offer members two categories of membership. Members may opt to receive a standard paper magazine style Newsletter or an E-Journal style Newsletter. Members make their choice once a year when they are offered the option of renewing or discontinuing their membership. The opportunity to renew is made by returning a completed form issued with the November Newsletters
The content of each version of the Newsletter is the same, the difference between them is that there are no costs involved in sending out an e-journal but providing the paper version involves both printing and postage costs. As a consequence of the lower costs e-journal membership is offered at a lower subscription rate.
If you wish to renew your membership for the next year please complete the Renewal Form you receive with your November Newsletter and post it to us with your cheque or come in to our Research Centre at 9 Glasgow St, Dumfries and pay the appropriate subscription fee. Please also note that there are two versions of e-journals format A can be read on-screen as a series single scrolling PDF page or can be downloaded as set of A4 printable pdf pages which can be folded into an A5 booklet. Members should indicate their preference on on the Membership Renewal form by ticking Single Page, Booklet or Both.
Please renew before the 31st January to allow our volunteer staff sufficient time to prepare the mailing of the March Newsletters. Please note that the membership year runs from 1 January until 31 December each year and our newsletters are published in March, July and November each year.
Members joining or renewing after the 31st January will have their members registered immediately. Arrangements will be made to provide new members with all the Newsletter copies already published earlier that year but may not be sent before the issue of the next newsletter.
Dates for your Diary
DGFHS SYLLABUS 2016
Venue: St Ninians Church Hall Castle Douglas
Coffee or Tea served 1.45 pm Meeting starts 2.15 pm
R03;Please refer to our Syllabus Page for information regarding our Guest Speakers.
The book "From Durisdeer and Castleton to Strachur: A Farm Diary 1847-52" has been reduced from £4.50 to £3.00. Based on a diary kept by Margaret Maxwell's ancestor, it's a detailed account of farming life in the middle of the 19th Century.
Digital Pedigree Charts
Digital copies of Pedigree Charts are now available as e-mail attachments.
This service is free of charge to current members of the Society
Charts will be sent to members 5 at a time. If more than 5 charts are requested the e-mail will go back into the request queue and be processed later.
Send request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Obviously the time between responses from our Centre will depend on the volume of request.
To download Blank Digital Charts
Additions/Revisions to Publications for Sale Lists.
TOP SECRET World War II in Dumfries and Galloway price £3.00 plus p&p wt.150g
The Wilson Family a Genealogical Account by John G. Wilson price £5.00 plus p&p wt.100g
this booklet replaces an earlier publication by the same author.
Waterloo Monument Subscription List (New Abbey) by Bill Holland £2.00 71g
Kirkbean Memorial Inscriptions
The Kirkbean Parish Heritage Society has transcribed the stones in Kirkbean Churchyard. They are willing to do look-ups in their database. Their website has a family history page with a list of names of those who contributed to the war effort against France (in 1798) and also a list of Kirkbean farms and some of their occupants.
Free access to MIs
The Kirkyards Website now contains memorial inscriptions for the following graveyards in KKD.
Anwoth New Kirkyard.; Anwoth Old Kirkyard.; Auchencairn Cemetery, Rerrick.; Borgue Churchyard.; Buittle Churchyard.; Buittle Cemetery.; Colvend Churchyard.; Dundrennan Abbey, Rerrick.; Girthon Cemetery.; Girthon Old Kirkyard.; Kirkandrews Churchyard, Borgue.; Kirkchrist (The Stell) Old Churchyard, Twynholm.; Parton Churchyard.; Rerrick Old Churchyard.; Senwick Old Churchyard, Borgue.; Southwick Churchyard.; Tongland Churchyard.; Twynholm Churchyard.; Twynholm Cemetery.
Podcasts from the National Archives
The National Archives website has a fair number of podcasts available (free to listen and also accessible from outside UK) One of them is a very interesting talk about Scottish Testaments and Retours by Bruce Durie - same subject as his talk to the FHS in March 2010.
D&G Antiquarian Society
The D&G Natural History and Antiquarian Society has published their transactions online.