Have you ever wondered what mysteries are tucked away in your family’s past?

Researching Scottish family history is like detective work. I can find out secrets that may have been buried in records stretching back many generations.

It can be a painstaking process delving through old documents but wouldn’t you like to find out who you are or what happened to your family members through the decades? Perhaps some research as a big birthday present? Or can I help you do your own research?

Many people do their own research but there are pitfalls like coming up against a brick wall and the search can become too expensive.

As a genealogist, my specialism is Scottish family history. I take great care in searching through the records and putting together the larger historical picture for a person’s family.

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20 years of children’s deaths in a 19th century island community

I’ve recently been looking at death records for the North Walls and Brims area, Orkney, Scotland, and one of my questions was “Were there many who died as young children?” I have a partial answer from the wonderful Populations Past website, the Atlas of Victorian and Edwardian Population. That site shows that in 1861 the  |  more…

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