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A collection of historical and genalogical records

Parish records in the Stewartry (or County) of Kirkcudbright

The kirkyards website is a resource containing a variety of information to assist people researching their family trees where their ancestors came from the Stewartry (or County) of Kirkcudbright, or the local history of the county, as it existed prior to 1975 when county boundaries were removed and it became part of Dumfries and Galloway.

All inscriptions on gravestones in the following parishes were transcribed and the gravestones photographed; Borgue, Buittle, Colvend, Parton, Rerrick, Tongland and Twynholm. These inscriptions can be viewed and searched.

An index of as many place-names within the parish as we could find on the 1st Ordnance Survey maps from around 1850. The index already contains over 7,900 names. Place index cards then link to the old OS map, to the modern OS map of the same area, to Satellite views of the area and, in some cases, to Google's Street Views of the places themselves. This is an on-going work in progress but has many valuable resources already included.


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Comment by Bob Henry on March 5, 2011 at 22:41
Very interesting and informative material here.

Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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