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Dumfries & Galloway: Some sources and places of interest for local and family history ed. Moira Aitken, Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society, Bridgepark, New Abbey. Dumfries, Scotland DG2 8HH. c. 1995. £3.00. 35 pp.

This little booklet is packed with names, addresses and opening hours of lots of institutions such as: libraries, museums, historic buildings, family history centres, shipping museums, art galleries, sites of antiquity, castles and tower houses, gardens, registrar offices. It also provides information on what is available and how to access burial records, monumental inscriptions, census records and reference books.

If you have ancestors in the former counties of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown then this is an ideal little reference book. Many of the institutions mentioned can provide you with assistance in your research.

I would also encourage you to join the society by writing to the membership secretary: Miss Erica Seggie, Jasma, Sandy Loaning, Locharbriggs, Dumfries DG1 1SA. The cost is $18 per year, for four issues of their journal. US checks are accepted. The society also publishes a number of other resources for research in the area.

Reviewed by Paul Milner
BIGWILL v.3 no.2, 1996