AGM 2015 Saturday 11th AprilCASTLE DOUGLAS
Venue: St. Ninian’s Church Hall:
Meetings start 2.15 p.m
E-JOURNAL -- DGFHS Council Decision
Two Categories of Membership
We now have two categories of membership depending on whether you wish to have your thrice yearly Newsletter in paper format or as an E-journal.
The content of each version of the Newsletter is the same, the difference between them is that there are no costs involved in sending out an e-journal but providing the paper version involves both printing and postage costs. As a consequence DGFHS Council have decided that e-journal membership will be offered at a lower subscription rate.
This year's renewal form allows members to choose which subscription they wish to have for this year.
If you wish to renew your membership for 2015 please complete the Renewal Form you receive with your November Newsletter and post it to us with your cheque or come in to our Research Centre at
Please renew before the 31st January to ensure the mailing of your March Newsletter. The membership year runs from 1 January until 31 December each year and our newsletters are published in March, July and November each year. Members renewing late after 31st January will receive a copy of newsletters already published earlier that year.
Dates for your DiaryChange to Talks Syllabus. Venue St Ninian's Church Hall
Saturday 14th March
Talk by Bill Holland ~ WATERLOO MONUMENTS
Talk by Chris Paton, advertised in November Newsletter, is postponed to a later date.
The book "From Durisdeer and Castleton to Strachur: A Farm Diary 1847-52" has been reduced from £4.50 to £3.00. Based on a diary kept by Margaret Maxwell's ancestor, it's a detailed account of farming life in the middle of the 19th Century.
Digital Pedigree Charts
Digital copies of Pedigree Charts are now available as e-mail attachments.
This service is free of charge to current members of the Society
Charts will be sent to members 5 at a time. If more than 5 charts are requested the e-mail will go back into the request queue and be processed later.
Send request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Obviously the time between responses from our Centre will depend on the volume of request.
To download Blank Digital Charts
Additions/Revisions to Publications for Sale Lists.
TOP SECRET World War II in Dumfries and Galloway price £3.00 plus p&p wt.150g
The Wilson Family a Genealogical Account by John G. Wilson price £5.00 plus p&p wt.100g
this booklet replaces an earlier publication by the same author.
Kirkbean Memorial Inscriptions
The Kirkbean Parish Heritage Society has transcribed the stones in Kirkbean Churchyard. They are willing to do look-ups in their database. Their website has a family history page with a list of names of those who contributed to the war effort against France (in 1798) and also a list of Kirkbean farms and some of their occupants.
Free access to MIs
The Kirkyards Website now contains memorial inscriptions for the following graveyards in KKD.
Anwoth New Kirkyard.; Anwoth Old Kirkyard.; Auchencairn Cemetery, Rerrick.; Borgue Churchyard.; Buittle Churchyard.; Buittle Cemetery.; Colvend Churchyard.; Dundrennan Abbey, Rerrick.; Girthon Cemetery.; Girthon Old Kirkyard.; Kirkandrews Churchyard, Borgue.; Kirkchrist (The Stell) Old Churchyard, Twynholm.; Parton Churchyard.; Rerrick Old Churchyard.; Senwick Old Churchyard, Borgue.; Southwick Churchyard.; Tongland Churchyard.; Twynholm Churchyard.; Twynholm Cemetery.
Podcasts from the National Archives
The National Archives website has a fair number of 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 - same subject as his talk to the FHS in March 2010.
D&G Antiquarian Society
The D&G Natural History and Antiquarian Society has published their transactions online.