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?

NB I am not currently taking on any new work. This may change later in the year but it would only be Orkney or north of Scotland research (Caithness, Sutherland, Ross & Cromarty).

Many people do their own research but there are pitfalls like coming up against a brick wall and the search can become too expensive. I take great care in searching through the records and putting together the larger historical picture for a person’s family.


Mapping birthplaces

I’ve been experimenting with the MapChart website to produce maps showing the birth county of people in North Walls and Brims in two censuses, 1861 and 1921. What do you think? And here’s 1921, a much smaller population, 401 rather than 597, but a wider spread of birthplaces partly due to the Naval base at  |  more…

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