Contact Information

The Secretary
Family History Centre
9 Glasgow Street

01387 248093

Links Page

Blank Templates:
Three useful blank forms for recording your research results.  Use them to copy relevant information from any Birth, Marriage and Death certificate you acquire in the course of your research.
Two digital charts you can download blank PDF pedigree chart or blank EXCEL pedigree chart

Links to Websites and other Internet Sources of Genealogical data.
These links are to just some of the on-line sources of genealogical data.
Websites, Mailing Lists and other Forums are where you will find information to help you in your search for your ancestors.
Please Note:
The provision of these link, some being commercial sites, does not imply an endorsement by the D&G FHS of the services offered.

The Langholm Archive has a index to the Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser from 1848 - 1880 hosts many 'free to subscribe' Lists, including three specifically for researchers with ancestors in our area. One is Dumfries and Galloway, the second, Kirkcudbright and the third, Wigtownshire Rootsweb also has lists for specific surnames.

Kirkyards Website - Stewartry monumental inscriptions, placenames and maps, people and history.

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

Looking for the parish boundaries?
National Library of Scotland OS maps

If you are looking for ancestors from the two World Wars, the following might be useful -
 Scottish War Memorials site and Commonwealth War Graves Commission site

Sandy Pittendreigh's  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 publication or website.

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Holywood Women's Institute, Joyce Clenahan has uploaded a selection of historical photographs. Her husband Bob Clenahan has uploaded a collection of photographs from the ICI works in Drungans

Chris Paton has an interesting genealogy blog at walkingineternity

Is your surname Armstrong ...have a look at the Clan Armstrong site

For those with an interest in Gaelic in Dumfries and Galloway

B&B accommodation in Dumfries.

Glencairn Villa B&B

Commercial Reseachers

Ian and Margo McClumpha 

Graham and Emma Maxwell

Chris Halliday

Elinor and Alex Adamson

Galloway Holidays based in Castle Douglas offer to provide a service to Family History Researcher visiting Dumfries and Galloway. For full details and contact information see their website at: