Wigtownshire 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]

Newton Stewart Library
DG Customer Services - Newton Stewart
Church Street
Newton Stewart DG8 6ER UK
Telephone: 01671 403450
Email: libnewtonstewart@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Newton Stewart Library

Port William Library
DG Customer Services - Port William
Maxwell Hall
Main Street
Port William DG8 9SD UK
Telephone: 01988 700406
Email: libportwilliam@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Port William Library

Stranraer Library
North Strand Street
Stranraer DG9 7LD UK
Telephone: 01776 707400
Email: libstranraer@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Stranraer Library

Whithorn Library
DG Customer Services - Whithorn
60 St John's Street
Whithorn, Newton Stewart DG8 8PF UK
Telephone: 01988 500406
Email: libwhithorn@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Whithorn Library

Wigtown Library (John McNeillie Library)
John McNeillie Library
Wigtown County Buildings
Wigtown, Newton Stewart DG8 9JH UK
Telephone: 01988 403329
Email: libwigtown@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Wigtown Library
Website #2: Wigtown Library

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

Museums[edit | edit source]

Newton Stewart Museum
York Road
Newton Stewart DG8 6HH UK
Telephone: 01671 401048/403439
Email: themuseumns@gmail.com
Website: Newton Stewart Museum
Website #2: Newton Stewart Museum

Stranraer Museum
55 George Street
Stranraer DG9 7JP UK
Telephone: 01776 705088
Email: stranraermuseum@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: Stranraer Museum
Website #2: Stranraer Museum

Whithorn Story Visitor Centre
45-47 George Street
Whithorn, Newton Stewart DG8 8NS UK
Telephone: 01988 500508/500469
Email: enquiries@whithorn.com
Website: Whithorn Story Visitor Centre

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