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FAMILY NAMES

  • Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society
  • www.CuriousFox.com - contact site for anybody researching family history, genealogy and local history. Every Scottish county, town and village has a page for family history, local history, surname and genealogy enquiries.

    GOVERNMENT SITES

  • Dumfries and Galloway Council - home page.

    HISTORY AND CULTURE

  • Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society

    LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES

  • Dumfries & Galloway Council - museums service.
  • The Stewartry Museum - reflecting the human and natural history of the Stewartry (the eastern half of Galloway).

    Gatehouse-of-Fleet harbour

    LOCAL WEBSITES

  • BUITTLE - burialgrounds
  • DALBEATTIE - town history.
  • KIRKCUDBRIGHT - 1779-1799 Stent Rolls of Old Kirkcudbright Burgh. In order to raise sufficient funds for all their expenditure, the town council set their annual rates, or stent, listing the burghers who were required to make payment. These payments were based firstly on the rental value of the land and houses which they occupied, and secondly on their incomes. This 'income' tax was termed their 'Personal Stent', and only those able to pay were subject to this burden. Although therefore not all households in the burgh are listed, it is still of particular value to the genealogist as it gives the occupations of those listed.
  • KIRKCUDBRIGHT - records, census records etc.
  • KIRKCUDBRIGHT - parish church history plus information about the church building.

    MAPS, GAZETTEERS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

  • Ordnance Survey maps - free online maps covering the period 1860-1870.
  • Old Kirkcudbright maps - parish boundaries and 1850's ordnance survey maps.
  • Town Plan of Kirkcudbright - surveyed 1850.
  • Town Plan of Kirkcudbright - surveyed 1893.
  • www.old-maps.co.uk - provides access to Britain's most extensive digital historical map archive. Maps date from 1850's to 1870's.
  • National Library of Scotland - county maps 1560-1928, 18th Century military maps, town plans 1847-1895, Scottish marine charts 1580-1850 & Bathymetrical Survey maps of the fresh-water lochs of Scotland 1897-1909.

    Kirkcudbrightshire County map

    MILITARY

  • Grave Location for Holders of the Victoria Cross in Dumfries & Galloway
  • Kirkcudbrightshire Roll of Honour
  • Military Maps of Scotland - during the Jacobite period in the 18th century, the Board of Ordnance made numerous maps and plans for the use of government troops.
  • Glasgow & South Western Railway - names from WW1 war memorial at Ayr StationHappyHaggis. Happy to Help.

    NEWSPAPERS
    The earliest newspaper that reported news and circulated in Kirkcudbrightshire was the Dumfries newspaper. The first Dumfries paper started in 1725. A personal name and subject index has been made of Dumfries newspapers from 1777 to 1925. The index covers the following papers; The Dumfries Weekly Journal, Dumfries Times, Dumfries Courier, and the Dumfries Standard. The index in book form is at Ewart Library and may be found in other libraries around the world. The newspapers on microfiche are at Ewart Library. The Kirkcudbrightshire advertiser and Galloway News which circulated in the county started in 1858. It can be found on microfiche in local archives. The Wigtown free press and Galloway advertiser which circulated in the county started in 1843. It can be found on microfiche in local archives.There is a personal name and subject index for this paper. For a listing of newspapers and periodicals in Kirkcudbrightshire and Galloway refer to 'The Waterloo directory of Scottish Newspapers and Periodicals'.

    Victoria Street, Newton Stewart (top left), Kirkcudbright Harbour (top right), Station Road, Dalbeattie (bottom left), Kirkudbright 1857 (bottom right)

    OTHER BITS AND PIECES

  • Kirkcudbright Parish Registers, directories and records www.old-kirkcudbright.net
  • The Scottish Page - a number of lists, including local history society links, photos, local families, 1851 Dumfriesshire & Wigtownshire census.
  • IGI Batch Numbers for Kirkcudbright
  • Gazetteer for Scotland - a vast geographical encyclopaedia, featuring details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles. Search via the search box, or click HERE for a search via maps.
  • Miscellaneous Dumfries and Galloway Graveyard Inscriptions

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