Scotland Family History Societies(D-K)

This section lists Scottish associations from Dumfries and Galloway to Highland providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society

The association covers Dumfriesshire, the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and Wigtownshire.

They have a Research Centre where a number of documents are available, which include Censuses, OPR Birth and Marriage Indexes,(all D&G and Ayrshire Parishes) and Northern Forebears: Owners of Land in Scotland 1873-1874.

Resources available also include New Zealand Scots Obituaries, Ayrshire Place Names 1775-2000, Ardrossan Poor Applications, New Zealand Assisted Passenger List, Glasgow University Graduates 1727-1897, Genealogical Reference Books, Newspapers and Old Parish Registers.

A number of volumes are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1841 Census Indexes
  • Annan Marriages from OPR's and Kirk Sessions
  • Annan Old Parish Church - Extracts from Kirk Session Minutes 1804-1854
  • Annandale Emigrants (US/Aus/NZ Emigrants from Local Newspaper 1812-1858)
  • Baptismal Diary of William Inglis: Loreburn and Urr
  • Border Annals - BMD's of Scots in Cumbrian Parish Records
  • Clock and Watchmakers of Southwest Scotland 1576-1900
  • Early Annan Census Returns
  • Irregular Marriages at Annan (1797-1854)
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Newspaper Extracts
  • Old Parish Register(OPR) Burials

East Ayrshire Family History Society

The association covers the county of East Ayrshire, and parishes include:

  • Auchinleck
  • Dalmellington
  • Dalrymple
  • Dunlop
  • Fenwick
  • Galston
  • Kilmarnock
  • Kilmaurs
  • Loudoun
  • Mauchline
  • Muirkirk
  • New Cumnock
  • Ochiltree
  • Old Cumnock
  • Riccarton
  • Sorn
  • Stair
  • Stewarton

A number of volumes are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Censuses
  • Kaimshill Cemetery Riccarton Memorial Inscriptions
  • The Old High Kirk Kilmarnock Burials

Fife Family History Society

The association has a Library where a number of archives are available, which is located at Methill Library, Wellesley Road, Methill, Fife.

A number of Databases are on the site, which incorporate 

  • Dates of the Old Parish Registers of Fife
  • Maps of Fife and Kinross Parishes
  • Monumental Transcripts
  • Parochial Directory 1861
  • Photographers up to 1900
  • Sheriff Court Deeds

They also have Fife Genealogies and Records relating to Individual Parishes, Towns and Areas.  These incorporate:

  • Anstruther Easter Burial Register 1836-1854
  • Anstruther Free Church Births and Baptisms 1843-1847
  • Balmerino Deaths 1823-1854
  • Cameron Burial Register 1842-1854
  • Dunfermline North Church Baptisms 1851-1854
  • Kilconquhar Burial Register 1847-1854
  • Kirkcaldy Burials 1767-1854
  • Markinch Burial Register 1799-1854

A number of volumes are available for sale, which include:

  • Baptismal Registers
  • Burials
  • Census Returns
  • Criminal Records
  • Deeds
  • Dunsire Families of Fife
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Kirk Session Minutes
  • Maps
  • Monumental Transcripts
  • Obituaries
  • Town and County Histories
  • Trade Incorporation Papers
  • Wills

For a full list of publications available for sale, please visit their site.


Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society

A list of Parishes covered by the association is available.

They have a Research Centre where many archives are available, which comprise:

  • Army Roll of Honour for WWII
  • Censuses
  • Gazetteers
  • Index to Soldiers who died in the Great War
  • International Genealogical Index(IGI)
  • Maps
  • Monumental Transcripts
  • Old Parish Registers for all the Counties in the area
  • Post Office Directories for Glasgow
  • Research Directories

For further information about archives held in the Library, please peruse the on-line catalogue.

They also publish a Newsletter and an Index to these is also available.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1851 Glasgow Herald Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Burial Indexes
  • Campsie Catholic Mission Records Index
  • Census Indexes
  • Emigrants and Immigrants Resources
  • Glasgow South Circuit Methodist Baptisms
  • Maps
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Occupational Books

Highland Family History Society

The association has a Library where many archives are available, which comprise:

  • Biographies
  • Census Returns and Indexes
  • Church Histories and Records
  • Genealogies
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Military Books
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Records of Emigrants

For a full list of documents available, please peruse their Library Catalogue.

Many databases are available, which comprise:

  • 1851 Census Indexes
  • Alphabetical List of Topics from Back Issues of their Journal
  • Burials Index
  • Genealogies
  • Pedigrees Database
  • Queries Index
  • Strays Index

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1851 Census Indexes
  • Clock and Watchmakers of the Scottish Highlands and Islands 1780-1900
  • Deaths as reported in the Inverness Advertiser Newspaper 1849-1855
  • Free Church Records
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Nairn War Memorial 1914-1918
  • Pre-1855 Deaths Reported in Nairn Newspapers 1845-1854
  • The War Memorials of Nairnshire - Ardclach and Auldearn