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Wigtownshire Genealogy

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Commissariot Record of Wigtown. Testaments 1700 - 1800 An index to  wills for Wigtownshire and also Minnigaff in Kirkcudbright
Cyndi's List - Wigtownshire largest private collection of genealogy links on the web
Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society
Genealogy of the UK - Wigtownshire a guide to finding online genealogy resources, including archives, libraries, surname lists, parish registers, cemeteries, directories, war memorials, electoral rolls, censuses..
Genuki's pages for Wigtownshire 
Leswalt Parish; Deaths 1815-1843
Wigtownshire Surnames a collection of names being researched by family historians
Portpatrick Death Entries, 1738-1818
Rootschat - Wigtownshire this message board site indexes lookup exchanges, links to online databases and other genealogy resources for this particular county
Shipping Registers Database includes shipping registers of Dumfries (1824 to 1904), Kirkcudbright (1824 to 1841), Stranraer (1824 to 1908) and Wigtown (1836 to 1920)
Stoneykirk Death Entries, 1778-1797
"The Parish Lists of Wigtownshire and Minnigaff, 1684" - Index of Names
The Scottish Page has a host of infromation for the Dumfries-Galloway area.
The Wigtown Directory of 1912
The Wigtownshire Pages personal genealogy site, well presented with some original databases
Useful Wigtownshire Links
Wigtownshire Parish and Probate Records 20,000 records including baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills
Wigtownshire Birth, Marriages & Deaths
Wigtownshire GenWeb a part of the British Isles GenWeb Project; created in an effort to help researchers find local resources and reference information.
Wigtownshire Message Board read and post messages with other genealogy researchers of this county
Wigtown Wills 1700-1800
1855 Death Index


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Cemeteries

Cruggleton & Kirkmadrine Churchyards MI Names Index
Dumfries-Galloway Moumental Inscriptions partially completed MI's of over 50 churchyards here.
Kirkinner Churchyard M.I. Name Index
Penninghame Churchyard M.I. Name Index
Old Whithorn St. Ninians Church MI Name Index
Sorbie Churchyard M.I. Name Index
Whithorn Kirkyard MI Name Index
Wigtownshire Churchyards

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Censuses

Census Online - Wigownshire
UK FreeCEN Project - Wigtownshire Census Search
Wigtownshire 1851 Census (partial)
Wigtownshire Strays
1851 Census - Heads of Household
1851..Sorbie, Wigtownshire, Scotland 1851 Census
1851 Census of Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Wigtownshire
1881..Wigtownshire Strays Extracted from the 1881 Census
1881 Census for Residents of Combination Poor House, Stranraer

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Military


Chelsea Royal Hospital Discharged Soldier List
Napoleonic Militia List During the Napoleonic wars (1799-1815) each parish had to supply men for the Militia. The system was that all the eligible men in the parish had their names put in a barrel and the required number were drawn out.
Wigtownshire's War Memorials



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