Can you help?

We always welcome offers of help from our members. Whether you would like to meet visitors in the Centre or work behind the scenes, helping with publications, or research or graveyard recording – or whatever your particular interest is, we will be pleased to see you. You do not need to be tied down to coming every week or even every month. Whatever time you can offer will be valued.

Newsletter Index

Under the RESOURCES section of the website we have created a new section being an index of all the Society’s Newsletters. We hope you find this useful.

Thanks to Alverie Weighill for creating the index of our first 91 issues.

A message for Overseas Members

The new website is up and running. One of the changes brought in is a streamlining of the contact between members/enquirers and the OS Secretary. As Overseas Membership Secretary I am now linked directly to the address on the website One advantage is that I will reply to an enquirer using the address they used to contact me. The previous email address will remain active in one direction so that I can receive any mail sent to me. However, I’ll always reply from the new one.  Can you please put this new address into your address book?


Bill Holland
(Overseas Membership Secretary)


Email addresses

Please tell us if you change your email address. We have recently had e-Journals rejected as the members email addresses have not been recognised. If you have not received your e-Journal or if you change your email address please email

Notice of AGM

14th April 2018. Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society will be held at St Ninian’s Church Hall, Whitepark Road, Castle Douglas DG7 1EX on Saturday 14th April 2018 at 2:15pm.

The Secretary shall receive nominations for Office Bearers and Council Members not less that 21 days prior to the AGM. Likewise anyone wishing to include items for the Agenda should contact the Secretary 21 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.