I can research your Scottish Family History, specialising in families from the Lowlands of Scotland being the Scottish Borders, the old shires of Selkirk, Roxburgh, Peebles, Berwick) as well as Dumfries and Galloway.
I have been researching family histories for well over 20 years using various Scottish archives including the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS), the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) (now the National Records of Scotland) and the National Library of Scotland as wll as local archives.
I have researched full family trees covering both paternal and maternal lines and single line families as requested by clients. Much of the work has been undertaken in the Borders including lines in Cumbria and Northumbria. However, I have also worked on families in the Highlands and Islands, Perthshire, Argyll, Ayrshire, Edinburgh and the Orkney Islands.
I have increased my knowledge of genealogy through personal experience and formal study, including a Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogy, Palaeography and Heraldry from the University of Strathclyde. I regularly attend Genealogy conferences and Family History Society meetings to keep abreast of new developments and expand my knowledge.
If you have already completed some of your research I can complete further work eg finding documents in the archives which have not been digitised. I can continue your research from that point or provide you with the information so you can continue yourself from there.
Additionally I can visit the area where your ancestors lived and provide photographs of houses, work places, cemeteries, churches associated with your ancestors (Scottish Borders only).