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FAMILY NAMES

  • Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society

    GOVERNMENT SITES

  • Dumfries & Galloway Council

    HISTORY AND CULTURE

  • Stranraer and District Local History Trust
  • Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society

    The Douglas Circle Heather Day Collectors, 1919.

    LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES

  • Dumfries & Galloway Council - Museums Service.

    LOCAL WEBSITES

  • CRUGGLETON & KIRKMADRINE - churchyards names index.
  • GLASSERTON - census of 1851 index of heads of family.
  • GLENLUCE - 1851 census.
  • INCH - 1851 census.
  • KIRKCOLM - 1851 census.
  • KIRKCOWAN - 1851 census.
  • KIRKINNER - churchyard name index.
  • KIRKINNER - 1851 census.
  • KIRKMAIDEN & DRUMMORE.
  • LESWALT - 1851 census.
  • LESWALT - parish deaths 1815-1843.
  • MINNIGAFF - 1851 census.
  • MOCHRUM - 1851 census.
  • NEW LUCE - 1851 census.
  • OLD WHITHORN - St. Ninians Church name index.
  • PENNINGHAME - churchyard name index.
  • PENNINGHAME - parish census of 1851.
  • PORTPATRICK - death entries 1738-1818.
  • PORTPATRICK - 1851 census.
  • SORBIE - churchyard name index.
  • SORBIE - 1851 Census.
  • STONEYKIRK - death Entries 1778-1797.
  • STONEYKIRK - 1851 census.
  • STRANRAER - 1851 census.
  • WHITHORN - Kirkyard Name Index.
  • WHITHORN - 1851 census.
  • WIGTOWN & MINNIGAFF - 1851 census.
  • WIGTOWN - 1855 death index.
  • WIGTOWN - 1912 Trade Directory.

    MAPS, GAZETTEERS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

  • Ordnance Survey maps - free online maps covering the period 1860-1870.
  • STRANRAER - town plan surveyed 1847.
  • STRANRAER - town plan surveyed 1863-77.
  • STRANRAER - town plan surveyed 1893.
  • WIGTOWN - town plan surveyed 1848.
  • WIGTOWN - town plan surveyed 1894.

    Wigtownshire County Map.

    MILITARY

  • STRANRAER WAR MEMORIAL HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • Wigtown Roll of Honour
  • Napoleonic Militia List - During the Napoleonic wars (1799-1815) each parish had to supply men for the Militia. The system was that all the eligible men in the parish had their names put in a barrel and the required number were drawn out.
  • Wigtownshire War Memorials
  • Grave Location for Holders of the Victoria Cross in Dumfries & Galloway / Shetland Isles
  • Chelsea Royal Hospital discharged soldier list - These Discharged Soldiers lists are from the records for the Royal Chelsea Hospital in London, which was founded by King Charles II. The famous buildings of the hospital, designed by Sir Christoper Wren and opened in 1691 by William and Mary, still provide a London home for over 400 disabled ex-servicemen. All the Chelsea Pensioners are discharged veterans of the British Army, and even today they are readily recognizable on many formal occasions in their striking red uniforms. Both In-pensioners and Out-pensioners are in this well known group, and many of the latter have appeared in emigration records, especially for Australia and New Zealand.
  • Glasgow & South Western Railway - names from WW1 war memorial at Ayr StationHappyHaggis. Happy to Help.

    Wigtownshire Wedding.

    OTHER BITS AND PIECES

  • Parish Lists - of Wigtownshire & Minnigaff 1684 - Index of Names.
  • The Wigtown Directory of 1912
  • The Wigtownshire Pages - genealogy site with some original databases.
  • Wigtown Wills 1700-1800
  • Wigtownshire Churchyards
  • Wigtownshire 1851 Census - partially completed.
  • 1851 Census - Heads of Household Heads of Household Wigtownshire Parishes.
  • 1855 death records
  • M'Kerlie's Wigtownshire Estates - Properties and Farms (pub. 1870 & 1877).
  • IGI Batch Numbers for Wigtown
  • Miscellaneous Dumfries & Galloway graveyard inscriptions - partial list of over 50 churchyards.

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