Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Friends of the Archives of Dumfries and Galloway indexes move

The Friends of the Archives of Dumfries and Galloway have their very handy indexes to collections from the archives now hosted on the main council site at http://info.dumgal.gov.uk/HistoricalIndexes/. Not sure when they moved, but the following resources can be found there:

1851 Census

Burgh Records:
Dumfries Burgh
Chamberlains' Accounts 1793-1801
Dean of Guild Plans 1892-1974
Jail Books 1714-1810
Midsteeple Minutes 1703-1708
Police Criminal Album 1907-1920
Police Tax Books 1810-1818
Dumfries Court Indictment 1719-1720
Stent Rolls 1650-1794
Stent Rolls (cess on new properties) 1685-1794
Town Council Minutes 1727-1734

Lockerbie Burgh
Dean of Guild Plans 1900-1994

Moffat Burgh
Dean of Guild Plans 1869-1975

Customs and Excise:
Shipping Registers 1824-1920

Kirk Sessions and Presbytery:
Dumfries Kirk Session and Presbytery Minutes 1687-1838
Dumfries St Michaels Minutes 1169-8186 (?!)
Dumfries New Kirk [Greyfriars] Minutes 1784-1869
Dumfries Presbytery Minutes 1694-1700
Mouswald Minutes 1640-1659
Troqueer Minutes 1698-1771

Dumfries Poor Board Minutes 1871-1885

NB: the work is ongoing - If you are interested in volunteering get in touch with the Archive Centre at libarchive@dumgal.gov.uk

(With thanks to @Loreburne via Twitter)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And please consider purchasing the great new version of Caledonia by The Libations at 79p via www.caledonia2014.com - all profits go to help fund Scottish foodbanks

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