Page last updated on: Monday, 29 February, 2016.

We have put together a note about where to look for local family history information.
Click on this link to have a look : DIY Family History Research.

Information from each census for each parish in Scotland is the intellectual property of the General Registrar for Scotland (GROS). As such, copyright prevents us from providing census information on our website.

All Scottish censuses can be searched and downloaded using the www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk website.

The Church of the Latter Day Saints also made available limited census transcriptions on microfiche, microfilm and, for 1881 only, on data CDs for computers. Other genealogical organisations, including local family history societies, have, under license from the GROS, published census extracts for some specific years.

In 2011 we obtained permission from the GROS to re-transcribe, for non profit-making purposes, the censuses for the parishes of Anwoth and Girthon for years 1841 to 1901. We did this in order to correct a number of the more obvious transcription errors that had been made where previous transcribers were not familiar with local people and place names.

Hard-copy printed versions of these transcriptions, fully indexed, are now located in the following places :-

  1. Gatehouse Library
  2. Gatehouse Information Centre
  3. Stewartry Museum, Kirkcudbright
  4. Dumfries & Galloway Family History Centre, Dumfries

An electronic copy of all 14 census transcriptions (7 census years for 2 parishes) has been provided to the Ewart Library in Dumfries.This includes any corrections made before early 2015. The Ewart Library also has an electronic copy of the Girthon and Anwoth Censuses for 1911.