Dumfriesshire County Public Records

Dumfriesshire Public Record Office

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33 Burns Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PS

Phone Number:
01387 269254

Fax Number:
01387 264126

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Dumfriesshire Public Record Office, or Archive Centre, is located in the town of Dumfries in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

The Archive Centre is located at 33 Burns Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PS. The Centre can be reached by telephone at 01387 269254 and at 01387 264126 by fax. To contact the Centre by email, please use libarchive@dumgal.gov.uk. A wealth of information can be found at Dumfriesshire’s Archive Centre, or by searching the Online Archive Catalogue at http://archives.dumgal.gov.uk/DServe/DServe.exe?dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Index.tcl.

Records that can be found at the Archive Centre include: parochial registers, local newspapers from 1777, monumental graveyard inscriptions, valuations and assessments, voting rolls, sasine registers, court records, fiscal records from the 16th century, school log books and class records, motor vehicle licensing registers, roads and militia records from 1667, estate and family records dating as far back as the 15th century, local club records, society records, business records, trades records, plans and maps from 1654 onwards, over twenty thousand photographs, over twelve thousand architectural drawings, over two hundred eighty thousand microfiche records, and over eighty thousand books, pamphlets, research notes and ephemera.

The region of Dumfries and Galloway is the third largest in Scotland, covering over two thousand three hundred square miles with a population of just over one hundred forty-eight thousand people. Citizens in the region live primarily in small communities or in the countryside. The three largest towns in the region of Dumfries and Galloway are Dumfries with a population of over thirty-one thousand, Stranraer with a population of over ten thousand and Annan with a population of over eight thousand people. The Administration that oversees the Council of this region is comprised of members of the Conservative and Scottish National Party, respectively. The Council itself has Councillors and Democracy and its members, totaling just over forty-five, are affiliated with five different political groups of Scotland: Independents (five members), Scottish Conservative and Unionists (fifteen members), Scottish Labour Party (fourteen members), Scottish National Party (ten members) and two members who are not politically affiliated. The Dumfries and Galloway region hosts many community festivals and events, museum and art venues and local accommodations including camping sites.

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