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Genealogy Help from a Professional

Genealogy is a growing hobby not just in the UK, but across the world. Lots of us want answers to the questions about who our ancestors were, what they did for a living, where did they work and what were they like as people.

The large genealogy websites have made it easier than ever to explore records from home and build a basic family tree. However, it's easy to click on the wrong record, select the wrong person when you have two with a similar name, or just get stuck with knowing where to go next. This is where paying a genealogy professional can be well worth the money. My fees for this sort of work start at £25 per hour,

What can a genealogy professional help with?

Every professional genealogist is different, and some prefer to specialise in a particular type of research. If, for example, you have a query about your DNA test, then look for someone who has a particular interest in DNA. A very good place to start your search is the Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG). RQG will only accept people as members when they can demonstrate a high level of expertise and experience in the field. It's a basic guarantee of quality. Here at Glasgow Genealogy, I have various services which I can offer clients, which are:

  • In-person research. Not all records are online, so if you need someone to go to the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, Renfrewshire family history centre, The Scotland's People Centre in Edinburgh, or any archive in central Scotland, I'm your woman.

  • General advice. If you're not sure where to go next, or which other records might be useful to look at, we can talk this through and create a research plan. This can be done in person, or on Zoom.

  • Fact checking. It's really easy to make a mistake (we've all done it) and having a second pair of eyes checking over your research can flag up discrepancies or anomalies which you may have missed.

  • Coaching. If you'd prefer to do your own research but have no clue where to start with it all, I can walk you through the basics of getting started and then arrange to check in periodically to see how you're getting on.

  • Travel planning. Thinking about coming to Scotland to explore where your ancestors lived or worked? I am happy to help arrange an itinerary, and give advice on where to stay, what to eat, and the best places to stay.

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