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the Family History Researcher
How Our Ancestors Lived
Examples of Available Sources and the Costs of Searches
( Please Note: All Prices are in UK pounds)
Services available range from full family trees to simple look-ups.
Basic research: 18 per hour Certificates: 5 each plus cost of copy

Newspaper look-ups (with date): 1.50 each including photocopy if found

Wills : 5 each plus cost of copy Certificate searches: 5 each
Free estimates, or work to your budget.
Research need not cost a fortune.
Dumfries & Galloway Newspapers:
We are fortunate here in South-West Scotland to have a really good Newspaper Archive, 
some indexed by name or event, from 1777.
Indexed papers are:
Dumfries Weekly Journal  1777-1831
Dumfries Courier   1832 & 1833
Dumfries Times    1833 1842
Dumfries & Galloway Standard   1843 1930
Castle-Douglas Miscellany   1823   1828
Wigtown Free Press    1843   1925 
Look-ups from index @ 1.50 each (with photocopies where found)  
or  e-mail report.
Un-indexed papers are : 
Annan Free Press  1906 1940
Annandale Herald  1886
Annan Observer  1857
Dumfries Courier  1809 1935 (except 1832/3 as above)
Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser  1848
Galloway Gazette  1870
Kirkcudbright Advertiser  1858
Moffat News  1894
Stewartry Observer  1907 1953 (with an number of large gaps)
Look-ups for a specific event with date supplied @ 1.50 each (as above).
Other research @ 18 per hour.   (Minimum half-hour.)
Sasine Research:
The Register of Sasines was founded by King James VI in 1617 and records the transfer of land.  Until 1845 this was symbolised by the delivering of a piece of earth  and stone.  Many Sasines were a result of inheritance, and are a valuable source of  genealogical information.
Look-ups from the index to the Particular Register of Sasines (1617 1780) 
@ 1.50 per surname, with advice on further research.
From 1781, Sasines were 'abridged' and provide, in one paragraph, a concise  description of the transaction.
Example of Sasine abridgement:
June 26th 1835
"Janet Forsyth, relict of George Wilson in Carmacoup, Catherine Forsyth, relict of William Milligan in Knowe, Jean Forsyth, relict of John Paterson in Fleshclose, Mary Forsyth, spouse of Thomas Reid in Waterymeetings - and William Ireland, jun., residing in Kirkcudbright as Heirs Portioners to John Forsyth of Troloss, their brother and uncle respectively"
Look-ups @ 1.50 per abridgment, with advice on further research.
Specialist Research:
Specialist research undertaken in  National Library of Scotland and National Archives.
IMCHAD visits these sources on a weekly basis.  Research in other locations such as Glasgow and Belfast may also be arranged.  Please ask for a quotation.
Census Look-ups:
Census Look-ups
1851 (D&G only), 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 @ 1.00 per name per Parish
1841, 1861, 1871 at normal rates.  (All photocopies at cost.)
Visiting Dumfries & Galloway:   and need assistance with your research
We can help you get the most out of your visit.  We can help you plan the use of your research time before you arrive. Whether it is assistance with the local sources, visits to towns, villages or specific rural locations, or just a guided tour of your Ancestral Homelands, we can help you with your preparation.
Please ask for details.
About IMCHAD Ancestry Website Owner :  Ian McClumpha  : imchad@freeola.com Last modified: December 20, 2014 How Our Ancestors Lived