Scotland Family History Societies(B-D)

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

Buchan Family History Society

Many publications can be purchased from the association, including:

  • Aberdeenshire Map 1807
  • Local Heritage Books
  • Map of Buchan Area of Aberdeenshire 1826
  • Map of part of Banffshire 1826
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • North East Roots: A Guide for People researching their Genealogy
  • Peterhead Parish 1801 Census Material
  • Peterhead Shipmasters
  • Peterhead Street Names
  • Peterhead Trade Box

Caithness Family History Society

Numerous publications are sold by the society, which incorporate Censuses, Census Indexes and Memorial Inscriptions.


Central Scotland Family History Society

The society covers the areas of:

  • Aberfoyle
  • Airth
  • Alloa
  • Alva
  • Baldernock
  • Balfron
  • Balquhidder
  • Bo'ness
  • Bothkennar
  • Buchanan
  • Callander
  • Campsie
  • Carriden
  • Clackmannan
  • Denny
  • Dollar
  • Drymen
  • Dunblane
  • Dunipace
  • Falkirk
  • Fintry
  • Gargunnock
  • Killearn
  • Killin
  • Kilmadock
  • Kilsyth
  • Kincardine
  • Kippen
  • Larbert
  • Lecropt
  • Logie
  • Muckhart
  • Muiravonside
  • Polmont
  • Port of Menteith
  • St Ninians
  • Slamannan
  • Stirling
  • Strathblane
  • Tillicoultry

Many archives can be accessed in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Census Indexes
  • Censuses
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Members' Papers relating to Families(Records, Documents and Lists)
  • Members' Pedigree Charts
  • OPR Births and Marriages Index for Clackmannanshire, Perthshire, Stirlingshire and West Lothian
  • OPR's for Clackmannanshire, Stirlingshire, West Perthshire and West Lothian

Numerous publications are available for sale, including:

  • Back Issues of their newsletter
  • Burials
  • Census Indexes
  • Clock and Watchmakers 1537-1900
  • Falkirk Cemetery (Camelon) Interments 1873-1903 and 1912-1929
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Stirling Burgesses 1600-1902

A list of Surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.


Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society

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

Many documents can be accessed in their Research Centre, 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.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 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

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