Ancestry Library Edition - is now available to use at your local library. This genealogy database is ideal for the family historian or the social historian with more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 collections. It offers a wide and diverse variety of unique content to help users trace their family lineage or help historians access historical records that have previously not been available online. This resource cannot be accessed through your home computer but anyone wishing to access the website can do so at any library in Dumfries and Galloway.
Online Resources - Trusted resources currently subscribed to by Dumfries and Galloway Libraries, Information and Archives. Useful to both researchers and students alike.
Think You Know - Keep up with the latest websites, mobiles and technology. Brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre this is an invaluable site which raises awareness of internet safety issues for both young people and their parents.
First Click - Using computers and the internet is easier than you think. You can find lots of activities, video guides and printable pages on this website to help you get started and feel more confident.
Let's Get on Campaign - Getting online is easier than you think - and we're here to help. Whether you want to learn how you can keep in touch with friends and family to finding a fact; from checking your bank balance to doing a little online shopping; from watching catch-up TV to listening to music. There's so much you can do online to make your life simpler and more fun.
Dalbeattie Matters - This community website of Dalbeattie and the surrounding area enables locals, and visitors, to access information and to let them know what is going on in the town.
Gatehouse of Fleet Community website- Gatehouse of Fleet caters for a wide range of interests. Check out this community website for information on the local history of the town, as well as information on all recreation and sporting activities and any other matters relating to the immediate area.
Glenkens Community and Arts Trust (GCAT)- Set in the heartland of South West Scotland between Dumfries and Ayr, the Glenkens is made up of the central and upper parts of Galloway's largest glen. This newest arts and community venue and website provides interesting facts and figures about the Glenkens area, as well as information on local events taking place.
Isle of Whithorn - This website hosts a wealth of information on the Isle of Whithorn, located in South West Scotland.
Kirkconnel Parish Heritage Society- The Kirkconnel Heritage Society website provides invaluable archive information on those people from the town whose names are listed on the Kirkconnel Miners Memorial and the Kirkconnel War Memorial. Also details village life today.
Kirkcudbright Artists Town- Community website for Kirkcudbright, famous for being home to many distinguished artists over the years.
Lochmaben and District Community Initiative - An informative site for the picturesque town of Lochmaben providing not only up to date information but also interesting facts on this small town's long and interesting history.
KnowUK- Over 100 reference publications provide a comprehensive resource for everybody in the UK. Most are unique to KnowUK and are not available elsewhere online. Available in every library and from home to library members.
Wikipedia - Encyclopedia containing information which cannot be found elsewhere. The contributions contained within this encyclopedia are not edited so must be treated with great caution.
Dictionary of the Scots Language - Comprises electronic editions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the 12-volume Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the 10-volume Scottish National Dictionary
NewsUK - Archive of content from 67 UK and Scottish newspapers and magazines such as the Economist, New Statesman and Spectator. Available from home to library members.
BBC News- Link to BBC News for up to date information on national and world events.
Google News- Comprehensive guide to the news as it happens.
Digg- Digg is a digital media democracy. As a user, you participate in determining all site content by discovering, selecting, sharing, and discussing the news, videos, and podcasts that appeal to you.
ScotlandsPeople- Scotland's People is the official government source of genealogical data for Scotland offering searchable databases on the Scottish General Registrars site for birth, death and marriage certificates. It also has information on the Old Parish Register Indexes of Baptisms and Marriages as well as Census Returns from 1851 to 1901. Also provides details on Scottish Wills.
Find my past- Formerly 1837 online.com. Use this site to search the England and Wales General Registration. This is a chargeable site where you buy credits to search each quarterly index - an index which you can get for free at Carlisle Library or is free at the England and Wales General Registration Index - Free Site details of which are also listed on this page. This site however also gives access to the 1861 and 1891 Census for England and Wales.
FreeBMD- Use this free site to search the England and Wales General Registration Index. Although not complete, this free site has more entries added weekly, and has quite good coverage for the period around 1880 - 1903.
Family Search - Family Search enables searches on the Mormon Website for IGI (International Genealogical Index) as well as the English 1881 Census records.
1901 Census Online - Search the 1901 Census for England and Wales. This is a chargeable site, £5 being the minimum charge for access.
GENUKI- Search GENUKI for information on UK and Ireland genealogy. It offers information on all British Parishes.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website lists British Commonwealth Forces who died in World War I or World War II as well as 60,000 civilian World War II casualties who are also included in this searchable database.
Irish Genealogy- Search the Irish Genealogy databases for information on ancestors in Ireland. This site is particularly good for searches relating to Southern Ireland.
Irish Origins- Irish Origins provides a wealth of information on Irish genealogy.
Ancestry Ireland - Search the Ulster Historical Foundation online databases to find your Irish ancestors. This site is particularly good for searches relating to Northern Ireland.
People Trace Online - an internet-based service aimed at individuals wishing to find missing persons, or friends, family or associates they have lost touch with.
Ancestry Library Edition - This genealogy database is ideal for the family historian or the social historian with more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 collections. It offers a wide and diverse variety of unique content to help users trace their family lineage or help historians access historical records that have previously not been available online. This resource cannot be accessed through your home computer but anyone wishing to access the website can do so at any library in Dumfries and Galloway.
Agency Central- A recruitment agency and job site directory of jobs in Dumfries and Galloway.
monster- Check for the latest jobs and career opportunities on this website which is the leading provider of online careers and recruitment resources.
jobs.co.uk- Register with this site and allow professional recruitment specialists to see the type of role you're looking for. They aim to match vacancies to your skills and aspirations, rather than you having to trawl dozens of recruitment websites regularly.
Fish4jobs- fish4jobs claims to have the best selection of job vacancies throughout Britain and is updated daily.
Total Jobs - Search this popular site for thousands of job opportunities.
S1 Jobs- Search for jobs in Scotland and register for free to get email alerts. Post a profile on the site and let the jobs find you.
Health Information Plus- A one-stop shop to quality-assured health information. Aimed at patients, carers and members of the public it is freely accessible from any internet ready computer.
Breathing Space Scotland - Anyone can feel down or depressed from time to time. It helps to get some Breathing Space. You are not alone and talking about how you feel is a positive first step in getting help. So don't let problems get out of hand, phone Breathing Space where experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice.
MoodJuice - The site is designed to offer information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. From the site you are able to print off various self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems.
Samaritans - Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Link to Aliss website - ALISS (Access to Local Information to Support Self Management). Provides self management information on community support groups in your local area.
Aloud.com- Aloud is comprised of inventory from both Ticketmaster and TicketWeb in order to provide the most comprehensive event listings possible.
allmusic - Includes music videos, blogs, biographies and classical corner. This site has something for all music lovers.
Last.fm - Discover new artists, find out when their gigs are and invite friends.
Classical Archives- The Classical Archives is the largest classical music site on the web. Free users can access a variety of information by logging on, but can subscribe to gain access to all the files on the site.
AA- As well as offering travel and motoring advice, this site has an excellent route planner and map finder.
RAC - Offers a route planner for the UK and Europe.
Green Flag- Offers a route planner as well as a handy guide to find the best places to visit. Search by address, city or postcode and select any number of points of interest to find out more. You can even get directions to, from and via each location as well as seeing a map of the area!
Google Maps UK- An excellent site with a drag facility to ensure you control the precise area of the map you are looking at. The site also has a route planner to help you navigate your journey.
Multimap- Search for maps to just about anywhere. This site also offers a route planner to help plan your journey.
Streetmap- Check out this site for street maps both in the UK and the rest of the world.
Atlapedia Online- Atlapedia Online contains full colour physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
moneysupermarket.com- An excellent site for seeking out and transacting in the most competitive mortgages, personal loans, credit cards, cash ISAs and savings accounts. There are also helpful calculators for finding the best electricity, gas, telephones and mobile deals.
National Debtline - This site provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.
Moneyfacts - An independent and unbiased website helping you to to make informed decisions on your personal finances.
Iva -Information and advice for families and individuals seeking money advice.
Which - A consumer rights group who have been offering independent advice and campaigning on behalf of consumers for more than 50 years.
ebay - A hugely popular site, eBay offers an online platform where millions of items are traded each day.
PriceRunner - This site compare prices and find some of the best deals online.
kelkoo - Searching a wide range of shops including the big high street names and specialist internet shops, Kelkoo tries to find the best deals.
shopping.net- Searching thousands of online shops this site provides information and price comparisons helping you to find the best deals.
Broadband Genie - Broadband Genie is a free to use, consumer advice website dedicated to Broadband and Mobile Broadband. Our site includes lots of helpful content in the form of articles, help guides and news stories.
Broadband Deals - Offer an independent advice line, 0800 988 8146, that helps residents find the best broadband services in their local area.