Dumfriesshire Archives and Libraries

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For a list of archives and libraries on the national level, go to the Scotland Archives and Libraries page.

Archives[edit | edit source]

Dumfries and Galloway Archives
Ewart Library
Catherine Street
Dumfries DG1 1JB UK
Telephone: 01387 260285
Email: libarchive@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Dumfries and Galloway

We hold records that tell the story of over 600 years of Dumfries and Galloway's history. These include official records and those of individuals, families, businesses, and institutions. One of the most popular uses of our archives is for family history and genealogy research. There is a wealth of information available in Dumfries and Galloway to help you find out more about your family's history and trace your ancestors.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Annan Library
Town Hall
16 High Street
Annan DG12 6AQ UK
Telephone: 01461 204914
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Annan Library

Eastriggs Library
Eastriggs Community School
Eastriggs DG12 6PZ UK
Telephone: 01461 40844
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Eastriggs Library

Ewart Library
Catherine Street
Dumfries DG1 1JB UK
Telephone: 01387 253820
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Ewart Library

Georgetown Library
Gillbrae Road
Dumfries DG1 4EJ UK
Telephone: 01387 256059
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Georgetown Library

Gretna Library
Central Avenue
Gretna DG16 5AQ UK
Telephone: 01461 339983
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Gretna Library

Kirkconnel Library
Greystone Avenue
Kelloholm DG4 6RA UK
Telephone: 01659 67191
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Kirkconnel Library

Langholm Library
Market Place
Langholm DG13 0JQ UK
Telephone: 01387 380255
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Langholm Library

Lochmaben Library
Town Hall
High Street
Lochmaben DG11 1NQ UK
Telephone: 01387 811865
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Lochmaben Library

Lochside Library
Lochside Road
Dumfries DG2 0LW UK
Telephone: 01387 268751
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Lochside Library

Lochthorn Library
Lochthorn
Dumfries DG1 1UF UK
Telephone: 01387 265780
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Lochthorn Library

Lockerbie Library
31 - 33 High Street
Lockerbie DG11 2JL UK
Telephone: 01576 203380
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Lockerbie Library

Moffat Library
High Street
Moffat DG10 9HF UK
Telephone: 01683 220536
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Moffat Library

Sanquhar Library
100 High Street
Sanquhar DG4 6DZ UK
Telephone: 01659 50347
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Sanquhar Library

Thornhill Library
Townhead Street
Thornhill DG3 5NW UK
Telephone: 01848 330654
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Thornhill Library

Westerkirk Parish Library
Bentpath
Langholm DG13 0PB UK
Telephone: 01387 70287
Email: judith@langholminitiative.co.uk
Website: Westerkirk Parish Library
Website #2: Westerkirk Parish Library

For a list of Dumfriesshire libraries, go to List of libraries in Scotland in Wikipedia. Scroll down to Dumfries and Galloway. The parishes in historic Dumfriesshire are listed in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Annan Museum
Bank Street
Annan DG12 6AA UK
Telephone: 01461 201384
Email: annan.museum@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Annan Museum

Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
The Observatory
Rotchell Road
Dumfries DG2 7SW UK
Telephone: 01387 253374
Email: Dumfries.Museum@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
Website #2: Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

Moffat Museum
Harthope House
Churchgate
Moffat DG10 9EQ UK
Telephone: 01683 220868
Email: secretary@moffatmuseum.co.uk
Website: Moffat Museum

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
High Street
Sanquhar DG4 6BN UK
Telephone: 01659 50186
Email: dumfries.museum@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Website #2: Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

Savings Bank Museum
Ruthwell, nr Annan DG1 4NN UK
Telephone: 01387 870640
Email: enquiries@savingsbanksmuseum.co.uk
Website: Savings Bank Museum

For a list of Dumfriesshire museums, go to List of museums in Scotland in Wikipedia. Scroll down to Dumfries and Galloway. The parishes in historic Dumfriesshire are listed in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.