Following recent pricing changes, please ensure you download the latest Publications List and Order Form from our Download Section at https://dgfhs.org.uk/downloads/. Our Online Shop is available for PDF versions of our own publications plus you can order printed books and pay by Credit Card or with your PayPal account.

Last month we added the 1841 Census for Tinwald Parish following a request from one of our members. If there is a specific 1841 Census you wish to be available in our Online Shop please email onlineshop@dgfhs.org.uk. Next month we will be issuing our July Newsletter. If you have not received your March Newsletter, it may be that you have not renewed your membership. You can do so online at https://dgfhs.org.uk/product-category/membership/.

We are also working on New Books and Updates to our existing books, as they are released they will appear here.

There are some really interesting articles and family stories in our Newsletters, so if you haven’t considered checking out Newsletters issued before you joined, please do so. You can search the contents for places and names in our Newsletter Index. Also check out our Top 5 Books Sold.

Coronavirus Update, Questions and Zoom Talks

See new opening times below. You can still email questions to researchcentre@dgfhs.org.uk quoting your membership number. Details of Zoom Talks are on our Syllabus.

Who We Are and What We Do

Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society - Research Centre and Reference LibraryDumfries & Galloway Family History Society covers the three counties of South West Scotland – Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire. The Society was established in 1987. Our aim is to promote the study of family history and is run by volunteers. We do not contract to do research for others, we simply act as facilitators for researchers visiting our area who are doing their own research.

Currently we have around 940 members world-wide. Our Newsletters are published three times a year and offers members the chance to publish interests and queries, allowing other members to offer assistance. We have a well resourced Research Centre in Dumfries with a library, microfilm and microfiche of Old Parochial Registers, Census data, newspaper indexes and much more.

Most of our resources, but not all, are pre-1855 when statutory registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages was introduced in Scotland. The Research Centre is staffed by experienced volunteers who are usually able to offer advice on where to look next.

We have free parking to the rear of the building and in the surrounding streets. We are just across the River Nith from Whitesands bus terminal and a fifteen minute walk from Dumfries railway station.

If you are an Overseas visitor to our Centre in Dumfries with a small window for your visit, please contact us in good time about your preferred session and we will endeavour to make sure that the Centre is open for you. Please contact researchcentre@dgfhs.org.uk.

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