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Dumfriesshire Genealogy


"Dumfriesshire, maritime Co., on S. border of Scotland; adjoins the cos. of Lanark, Peebles, and Selkirk on the N., and on the S. is washed by the Solway Firth; extends about 53 miles NW. and SE. between Ayrshire and Cumberland, and about 32 miles NE. and SW. between Roxburghshire and Kirkcudbrightshire; coast-line, about 20 miles; area, 680,217 ac., pop. 76,140, or 72 persons to each sq. mile. "
from Bartholemew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887

Genuki - Dumfriesshire
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
Lanarkshire, Peebleshire, Selkirkshire
Dumfriesshire GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
National Archives of Scotland National Library of Scotland
Dumfriesshire Message Board
post and read about Dumfriesshire genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Dumfriesshire
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web


More Dumfriesshire Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source records of ancestors:
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK (including Scotland) records in over 60 individual databases
has a lot of information for the Dumfries-Galloway area
read and post at this Dumfries & Galloway forum
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Dumfriesshire
Dumfriesshire war memorials and rolls of honour
General Register for Scotland - Scotlands People Database
Pay Per View - Government index of Scottish births and baptisms 1553-1904,
marriages 1553-1929 , deaths 1855 - 1954 and censuses 1871- 1901
Scottish Historical Records Database Search
search over 40 databases including 1841-1901 censuses, emigration records, passenger lists, city directories
links to cemetery transcriptions here
FreeCen - Dumfriesshire
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers
1851 Census - Dumfriesshire
a 2% sample of 1851 Census for Dumfriesshire - zip file