We now have a Online Shop where you can buy electronic versions of our Books. To access the Shop select SHOP ONLINE from the top menu. All of our books and newsletters are now available to purchase online, or to pay by cheque see bottom of this page. New books will be added when they have been released. To receive notification of New Books as they are published please join our Mailing List.
DGFHS publish booklets of Memorial Inscriptions (gravestones transcriptions) for many of the graveyards in the Dumfries and Galloway area. Where available, maps of graveyards are included in our books and the description in the Online Shop will say if a map is included. The booklets are organised in parishes – e.g. Kirkmaiden is the graveyard in Kirkmaiden parish not the churchyard of the same name in Glasserton parish. In the 1960s and 1970s Archie Shannon and George Gilchrist led a team of volunteers who transcribed many of the gravestones in Dumfriesshire. We have completed our project to republish these. We have also published all the existing Old Parish burial records for Dumfriesshire.
We began in 2019 to update booklets to include a full name index and took the opportunity when doing so to make corrections and some additions. In 2020 Terry Brown started a project to photograph every grave in every graveyard in Dumfries & Galloway and to use these photos to transcribe a modern set of transcriptions. The first books were published in 2021.
In January 2023 we released a new book “Tinwald Churchyard Gravedigger’s Book (1867-1903)”
In November 2022 we released a series of 11 books covering “Deaths from Dumfries & Galloway Newspapers 1773-1855”
In May 2021 we released a new book of Memorial Inscriptions for Balmaghie New Cemetery
In April 2021 we released new books of Memorial Inscriptions for Wanlockhead Church Graveyard and Wanlockhead New Cemetery
In March 2021 we released new books for Balmaghie Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions Vol 1 & 2
In February 2021 we released a new book “Dumfries and Galloway Placenames by Parish (1857-1891)”
In December 2020 we released a One-Name Study “The Garmorys” by Thomas H Garmory.
In October 2020 we released 30 updates being:
Applegarth and Sibbaldbie Deaths and Burial Old Parish Registers
Applegarth and Sibbaldbie Memorial Inscriptions
Canonbie Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions Vol 1
Canonbie Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions Vol 2
Canonbie Deaths and Burial Old Parish Registers
Closeburn Dalgarnock Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions
Dalton Parish Graveyards Memorial Inscriptions
Dornock Parish Church Memorial Inscriptions Vol 1
Dornock Parish Church Memorial Inscriptions Vol 2
Dryfesdale and Dryfebridge Graveyards Memorial Inscriptions
Dunscore Deaths and Burial Old Parish Registers
Dunscore Village Churchyard
Durisdeer and Kirkbride Memorial Inscriptions
Gretna Old Parish Church Memorial Inscriptions
Half Morton and Tower of Sark Memorial Inscriptions
Johnstone Parish Church Memorial Inscriptions
Kirkmichael Parish Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions
Kirkmichael Garrel Old Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions
Kirkpatrick Fleming Kirkconnel Old Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions
Langholm Old Graveyard Memorial Inscriptions
Langholm Staplegordon Graveyard Memorial Inscriptions
Langholm Wauchope Graveyard Memorial Inscriptions Vol 1
Langholm Wauchope Graveyard Memorial Inscriptions Vol 2
Mouswald Parish Church Memorial Inscriptions
St Mungo Old Parish Church Memorial Inscriptions
Torthorwald Parish Church Memorial Inscriptions
Tundergarth Parish Church Memorial Inscriptions
Wamphray Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions
Westerkirk Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions
In June 2020 we re-released the book “A Scot’s Agricultural Glossary” by Adam Gray.
To make a mail order the Current Publications List is available on our Downloads page above. Alternatively your order can be placed in our Online Shop.
Note: When printing the Publication List — Do THIS:
1. Set your printer to Duplex or 2-sided printing if it is capable
2. Set to Flip on the Short Side.