National Records of Scotland

National Records of Scotland

HM General Register House

2 Princes Street

Edinburgh EH1 3YY

 

T. 0131 535 1314

E. enquiries@nas.gov.uk

W. http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk

 

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) was created in 2011 by the amalgamation of the National Archives of Scotland and the General Register Office for Scotland. It holds a range of material relating to Dumfries and Galloway, including major collections of estate papers, such as those of the Murray family of Broughton and Cally, and a range of personal documents, such as the farm diary and account book of A D Austin of Dundrennan and Lochfoot. A guide to the various holdings of the NRS can be found online at http://www.nas.gov.uk/guides/default.asp. A list of published guides for researchers can be found at http://www.nas.gov.uk/learning/publications.asp.

 

The NRS also holds the following records that contain relevant material for the ethnological study of Dumfries and Galloway:

 

  • Burgh records.
  • Church records, including Kirk Session records for the Church of Scotland.
  • Court of Session records.
  • Justice of the Peace records.
  • Maps, over 10,000 of which relate to Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Military records.
  • Railway records.
  • Sasines.
  • Sheriff Court records.
  • Testaments.
  • Topographical, architectural and engineering plans.
  • Valuation Rolls.
  • Wills and Testaments.