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Wigtownshire Genealogy


"Wigtownshire, a maritime co. in SW. extremity of Scotland, forming the W. division of Galloway; is bounded N. by Ayrshire and the mouth of the Firth of Clyde, E. by Kirkcudbrightshire, S. by the Irish Sea, and W. by the Irish Channel; greatest length, E. and W., 30 miles; greatest breadth, N. and S., 28 miles; area, 310,742 ac., pop. 38,611."
from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887
Genuki - Wigtownshire
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Neighbouring Counties
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Wigtownshire GenWeb
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find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries

National Archives of Scotland

Stranraer Museum

National Library of Scotland
Wigtownshire Message Board
post and read about Wigtownshire genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Wigtownshire
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web

Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK (including Scotland) records in over 60 individual databases
Wigtownshire Parish Registers
20,000 records including baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills
genealogy in Wigtownshire
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Wigtownshire
Wigtownshire 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 - Wigtownshire
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers
800 million censuses

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