Ancestry.com. Galloway, Scotland History [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data: The History of Galloway, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, in Two Volumes.. Vol. I. Kirkcudbright, Scotland: John Nicholson, 1861.
Galloway is an area of southern Scotland that today is part of the Dumfries and Galloway region. It is made up of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, the Machars, and the Rhins. This database contains a history of Galloway from the earliest of times to 1861 (the time of publishing). Historical works contain valuable information that can be a great addition to your genealogical research. Although historical works will generally not mention your ancestors specifically (unless they were prominent individuals in the community), they do provide information on the time and place in which your ancestors lived, which will help you place your ancestors in a historical context.