CHURCHES and GRAVEYARDS
in Dumfries and Galloway
This web site tour offers you the chance to
view over 6 thousand digital photographs taken in 65 graveyards throughout
Dumfries and Galloway.
Many of the graveyards have been surveyed and their memorial inscriptions
recorded. A large number of these records are now available in booklet form
at very reasonable prices from Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society.
See their web site at www.dgfhs.org.uk
for details of their mail order service.
Visitors to the Family History Research Centre in Dumfries town and to the many references departments of Dumfries and Galloway Library, Archives and Information Service will be given free access to copies of these records.
This website is now available as a CD ROM and copies can be bought through the DGFHS mail order service already referred to above. The CD is NOT offered as an alternatives or replacement for these paper-based records and should be viewed only as an additional source.
The photographic record I have produced clearly shows how many of the graveyard monuments have deteriorated to a state where their inscriptions can no longer be read. The paper record of these MIs is all that remains to tell the researcher the genealogical story of the monument.
Finally, I waive my copyright on the use of my
images for family historians producing not-for-profit histories of their
family. All I ask is that at least one reference to the source be made
in the acknowledgement section of their publication.