Scottish Family History Research

Professional research into your Scottish Ancestry by a qualified genealogist specialising in Angus (Forfarshire), Dundee and Perthshire but covering all of Scotland.

Do you want to discover who your Scottish ancestors were, where they lived and what they did?

Soldier in KiltYour Scots Past has the experience and qualifications needed to research your Scottish family tree in a thorough and cost effective manner.

Combining a wide knowledge of the Scottish genealogical resources available, with a logical approach to problem solving and rigorous research skills you can be assured of a professional service.

Every family history will be different so we offer a range of services including tailor made packages or research at an hourly rate.  Some of our services include:

  • Fixed Price packages designed to research a specific line of your Scottish ancestry.  For further details click here.
  • Have you hit a brick wall in your own research? Sometimes a fresh look at the problem can help. Call us for a quote to review your findings and to identify some new records or directions that will help to progress your research.
  • Or perhaps you live a distance from the Scottish records.  We can search for and extract information from records held in local archives and at the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh.  We can also explain what the information means and when or why the records were created.
  •  We offer a transcription of early documents written in old handwriting.  We can help you understand the meaning of Scots words, place names, dates and abbreviations.
  •  We also provide one to one tuition in your home to get you started with your own research.
  • Are you looking for a gift for that person who has everything? Why not commission a family history as a very unique personalised gift.

Scots have for centuriHutton Family, Lerwick, Shetlandes moved between parishes, counties and countries so although your story begins in Scotland we also offer research in the rest of the United Kingdom and beyond.

Whether you are beginner or expert, looking to dip your toe into genealogy for the first time or need help with a specific problem please contact us to discuss your requirements.