Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society

Family History Research Centre, 9 Glasgow Street
Dumfries DG2 9AF


Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society was founded in 1987 to encourage the study of family history, genealogy and the local history of the South West of Scotland.

Whithorn Trust

45-47 George Street
Whithorn DG8 8NS


The Whithorn Trust was set up in 1986 to explore the archaeology and history of Whithorn, and to examine its role in the evolution of Christianity in Scotland. The Trust was established as a direct consequence of an archaeological excavation at Whithorn in 1984. This project showed that remains had survived which dated back to the early centuries of Whithorn's development as a Christian centre.