I have lived in Kincardineshire for over 30 years and inherited my mother’s interest in researching my family history. I soon found that I enjoyed helping others research their family history just as much. My interest in local history started 25 years ago after moving to a 300 year 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 in particular those who migrated and emigrated from the area in the 19th Century.
Living next to an old kirkyard has given me many opportunities to help others who are searching for family graves in the area, and made me aware that many visitors who have come to find out about where their ancestors lived 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, as well as where they were born, married, died and were buried.
I have a particular interest in assisting those who wish to research their Kincardineshire ancestors for which my knowledge of local places and records is invaluable, but am also happy to trace ancestors who have moved from Kincardineshire throughout Scotland, the UK, and worldwide.
Please contact me if you think I can help you.