I have lived in Kincardineshire for nearly 30 years and inherited my mother’s interest in researching family history. I soon found that I enjoyed just as much and helping others research their family history. My interest in local history started over 20 years ago after moving to an old house on what was once Fetteresso Estate, near Stonehaven. Since then I have been a regular visitor to the National Archives and the Scotland’s People Centre in Edinburgh, as well as local archives.
In 2012 I completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at Strathclyde University during which I researched a number of projects involving people from Kincardineshire and Aberdeenshire, and in particular those who migrated and emigrated from the area in the 19th Century.
Meetings with visitors who are researching family history has made me aware that many would have benefited much more from their visit had some research been done in advance to identify the places with which their ancestors were associated – where they lived, worked, and went to school.
I have a particular interest in assisting those who wish to research their Kincardineshire, Angus and Aberdeenshire ancestors for which my knowledge of local places and records is invaluable, but am also happy to trace ancestors who have moved throughout Scotland, the UK and worldwide.
Please contact me if you think I can help you.