The key to any family history is to start with what you know. Perhaps you have a family Bible with some names and dates or you remember your parents talking about different family members. Ancestry can vary greatly from one country to another, records can vary even when you cross the border between Scotland and England.
In my own family history I have used records from Canada, Scotland, Wales, and England. Many of my ancestors emigrated to Canada so I have experience finding who they were and where they moved to.
We’ve all hit them at some point in our research – the dreaded brick wall! Sometimes it can take years to uncover the way over it but other times all you need is a guide like me. If you are stuck and not quite sure how to proceed I am more than willing to offer advice or take on the challenge for you.
Consultation sessions and coaching is available, let me guide you on your family history journey! My area of expertise is the Scottish Borders.
Or if you would rather I did the leg work; we have a range of family history packages to suit all budgets.
If it is not family history research that you are looking for we also conduct research using primary sources from our local Archives. Our nearest archives are the Heritage Hub in the Scottish Borders, and The National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.