People Connected to Dumfries-shire
Image right - Dumfries-shire within Scotland in 1890
See also Dumfries-shire - Main Page
People connected to Dumfries-shire can be placed in the following groups.
Historical and Political people
- accommodated by the project Historic Dumfries-shire (Link to follow) which covers the History of Dumfries-shire and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.
Families with their roots in Dumfries-shire.
Please add the earliest head of the family to the list of Dumfries-shire Families on Geni below and link their profiles to the project. These should be male! Adding anyone with a Dumfries-shire birthplace to the project would cause the project to be a little cluttered, so please restrict this to the earliest head of family!
Famous or Notable People
Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Dumfries-shire - Famous People and add them to the listing there.
People from Dumfries-shire who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Dumfries-shire families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.
Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project - there is no point in duplicating the list.
Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Non-bold links take you to other biographical web pages.
How to add a link is explained in the attached document - Adding links to Geni profiles in projects.
Dumfries-shire Genealogical Resources
- Historical Indexes Friends of the Archives of Dumfries and Galloway
- The 1851 Census Returns for Dumfries-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire
- Dumfries Kirk Session and Presbytery Minutes 1689 - 1838
- Troqueer Kirk Session Minutes 1698 - 1771
- Mouswald Kirk Session 1640 to 1659
- Dumfries Jail Books and Bail Bond Registers 1714-1810
- Dumfries Town Chamberlains' Accounts 1793-1801
- Dumfries Dean of Guild Plans 1892-1974
- The Shipping Registers for Dumfries 1824-1904, Kirkcudbright 1824-1841, Stranraer 1824-1908 and Wigtown 1836-1908
- Dumfries Poor Board Minutes
Dumfries-shire Families on Geni
Emigrants from Dumfries-shire
Please add the names of people from Dumfries-shire who settled in the "New World"
- Archibald Gracie (1755 - 1829) Scottish-born shipping magnate and early American businessman and merchant.
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