Online Shop

We now have an Online Shop where you can buy electronic versions of our Books. To access the Shop select SHOP ONLINE from the top menu. All our own books are available in the shop as e-books together with PDF versions of our Newsletters.

Blank Templates:

We have 4 useful blank forms for recording your research results. Birth, Marriage and Death certificate templates together with blank Pedigree Charts. All are available in our Downloads section.

Links to Online Sources of Genealogical data

Here are links to some online sources of genealogical data. Websites, Mailing Lists and Forums are where you will find information to help you in your search for your ancestors.
NB: The provision of these links does not imply an endorsement by D&G Family History Society of the services offered.

Dumfries and Galloway Archive Centre has the 1851 census available online.

Dumfries and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society has published their transactions online.

Gatehouse Folk has a large volume of information on Gatehouse of Fleet and the Parishes of Anwoth and Girthon.

Kirkyards Website contains Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Memorial Inscriptions, place names and maps, people and history. Their website now contains Memorial Inscriptions for the following graveyards in Kirkcudbrightshire:
Anwoth New; Anwoth Old; Auchencairn; Borgue; Buittle Kirkyard; Buittle Cemetery; Colvend; Dundrennan Abbey; Girthon Cemetery; Girthon Old Kirkyard; Kirkandrews; Kirkchrist (The Stell); Parton; Rerrick Old; Senwick; Southwick; Tongland; Twynholm Kirkyard; Twynholm Cemetery

The Langholm Archive has a index to the Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser from 1848 – 1880

The National Archives website has 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.

National Library of Scotland OS maps has maps of parish boundaries?

Groups.io has replaced Rootsweb.com as the home of many ‘free to subscribe’ Lists, including two specifically for researchers with ancestors in our area. One is Dumfries and Galloway, the other, Wigtownshire. Rootsweb continues to hold archives for all their old lists and these can be found at https://mailinglists.rootsweb.com/listindexes/.

Scotlandsplaces is a good site which covers the whole of Scotland and has historical tax records from the 18th Century for Dumfriesshire.

Scottish War Memorials and Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites have memorials from the two World Wars.

Ian McClumpha offers free photographic Tours of Galloway and Churches and Graveyards
The photographs shown are all free of copyright to Family Historians and Genealogists who wish to use them in any not-for-profit publications or websites.

Links to Commercial Researchers

Chris Halliday
Graham and Emma Maxwell (ScottishIndexes.com): Free online index to 1000s of Scottish family history records, including ‘paternity’ records to help you trace illegitimate ancestors, criminal records and much more.
Ian and Margo McClumpha: established in 2000, qualified researcher, weekly visits to Edinburgh and local resources, digital photography in local graveyards, Archivist to the Earl of Annandale, Certificate in Scottish Family History Studies from Stirling University.