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Kirkcudbrightshire Genealogy


"Kirkcudbrightshire, maritime co. in S. of Scotland; is bounded NW. by Ayrshire, NE. by Dumfriesshire, SE. by the Solway Firth, and SW. by Wigtownshire; greatest length, NW. and SE., 46 miles; greatest breadth, NE. and SW., 31 miles; 574,587 ac., pop. 42,127. Kirkcudbrightshire is also known as the "Stewartry of Kirkcudbright" and "East Galloway." The coast line, which extends, in semicircular form, from the head of Wigtown Bay to the mouth of the Nith, a distance of 45 miles, is in general bold and precipitous, but is broken by the estuaries of the Nith, the Urr, the Dee, the Fleet, and the Cree, which form natural harbours, the principal seaports being Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse-of-Fleet, and Creetown."
from The New London Gazetteer 1826
Genuki - Kirkcudbrightshire
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Kirkcudbrightshire GenWeb
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National Archives of Scotland National Library of Scotland
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Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Kirkcudbrightshire
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Genealogy Record Sources

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800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK (including Scotland) records in over 60 individual databases
Kirkcudbrightshire Parish Registers
29,000 records including births, deaths, marriages, tombstone inscriptions,
parish registers, tax lists, wills from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Kirkcudbrightshire
Kirkcudbrightshire 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 - Kirkcudbrightshire
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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