Centre Opening NEWS

We re-opened our Research Centre last month and our opening times are 10:00am to 4:00pm on a Tuesday and a Friday. However it is no longer necessary to book an appointment.

Publication Update

Owing to increases in our Printers costs it has been necessary for us to increase the pricing of our books effective from 1st April.

An updated Publication List (April 2022) are available on the Downloads page of the RESOURCES menu.

If you are ordering by Mail Order please ensure you are using the latest Publication List and Order Form (April 2022).

However, our Online Shop is available for the purchase of PDFs and Printed versions of most of our publications and Newsletters, and you can pay for them using PayPal or Credit/Debit Card.

Notice of AGM

Notice is hereby given that the AGM of the Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society will be held in via Zoom on Wednesday 13th April at 8.00pm. Anyone wishing to attend, please send your email address and membership number to Zoom invites will be issued on 12th April.

The Secretary shall receive nominations for Office Bearers and Council members not less than 21 days prior to the AGM. Likewise anyone wishing to include items for the Agenda should contact the Secretary not less than 21 days prior to the AGM.

Newsletter Articles

The March edition has just been sent to the printers and we are looking forward to the July Edition which has a deadline of 1st June.

We are in need of articles and if anyone has a story they consider would be of interest to our members please forward the article to

Help Wanted

Throughout March and April 2022, Can You Dig It are looking for volunteers to help research the stories behind the gravestones in Kells Churchyard. If you’re interested in getting involved, then please email and they will add you to the project’s mailing list!

Zoom Talks

We have now published our 2022 schedule and the full list is available at

You do need to re-register for our 2022 talks so please send an email to with your details including Location and Membership Number. You will be added to our “repeat” listing unless you say otherwise. If you do not have your membership number then please email either the UK Membership Secretary at or the Overseas Membership Secretary at who will be able to provide it to you.

Mail Orders

Our Online Shop has been further extended to include Physical Printed Books for our own publications.  Orders for third party books are available my mail order and please ensure you download the latest Publications List and Order Form from our Download Section at

In September we began by including the printed versions of third party books in our Online Shop, beginning with Annan Old Parish Church: Extracts, Annan Old Parish Church: Historical, Directed to Munitions, The Story of Dunscore, Waterloo Monument, Where Three Glens Meet and Why Forget? Moniaive in Bygone Days.

In November we have added a further 6 printed versions of third party books to our Online Shop, being From Durisdeer and Castleton to Strachur, Irongray Yesterday – a Parish History, Margaret Wilson the Martyr, Murder in Greyfriars, Semper Vigilans The Wilsons Robert Bruce and the House of Innes, and The Wilsons Their Origins and Past.