Are you too short of time
your family history yourself?
We will carry out a thorough and detailed investigation
of the branches of your family tree which interest you.
We will make use of all available sources of information,
some obvious and accessible, others less so. Our clients
generally choose to start with the paternal line of
For a sample
report and sample
family tree please
click here. Once the paternal ancestral line has been
traced then we would be happy to start on a maternal
We will be pleased however to do whatever research you
wish, provided you can give us enough information to
identify correctly the person whose genealogy you wish
traced in Scottish records.
in Scotland it became compulsory to record Births, Marriages
and Deaths and from this year onwards Scottish marriage
and death records give the name of both the parents
of the persons concerned.
In the case of people born before
1855 we need to know the
ancestor's date of birth and parents' names - for example,
more information is needed than just 'John Robertson,
born in the 1820s in Perthshire', as the OPR indexes
will show that there are 112 possibilities!
Our report is in narrative form but we also include in our package, if available, digital copies of many entries - all births, marriages and deaths in the OPRs, all census entries (1841 to 1911), as well as statutory births (1855 - 1910), marriages (1855 - 1935) and deaths (1855 - 1960). All indexed Testaments up to 1901 are also available in digital form - view
a Sample Testament.
We also consult published lists of tombstone inscriptions
and entries from the Statistical Accounts of Scotland
which give fascinating details about all the parishes
in Scotland during the 1790s and the 1840s. See
our Links page.