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Local Studies, Archives and Family History

  • Archives
    The Council keeps archives of documents relating to the local area. These may include parish registers, maps and plans, council minutes and other historic documents providing an insight into the history of the area.
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  • Historical Searches of Births, Deaths and Marriage
    Assisted searches of the statutory records of Births, Deaths and Marriage from 1855 onwards and more recently Civil Partnerships are available from the Genealogy Research Service by appointment only. Access to the National Index for Scotland is also available. There is a fee for this service.
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  • Researching Local History
    A guide to local studies materials held by Dumfries and Galloway Council.
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  • Special Library Collections
    Libraries, Information and Archives hold an extensive collection of news cuttings, publications and multi media relating to the Lockerbie Air Disaster of 21st December 1988.
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  • War Memorials
    There are thousands of war memorials around the country and hundreds in Dumfries and Galloway. Dumfries and Galloway Council maintain war memorials in accordance to best practice conservation principles as set out by the United Kingdom's War Memorial Trust.
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

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