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Diane Baptie

Scottish Genealogical and Historical Researcher

I specialize in researching in the Historical Search Room at the National Records of Scotland (NRS) in Edinburgh and am experienced in searching records from the 16th century onwards

I have undertaken research on a variety of subjects for academics, PhD students, authors, institutions and local historians. Most of my clients have been people who have been tracing their family histories and who are looking for more information other than what they have found at the ScotlandsPeople centre or on their online site

I can search records which could:

  • reveal more details about a person, place or subject
  • verify or correct a printed or online source
  • assist in filling gaps or getting further back
  • prove or disprove a fact or family story

Perhaps you have visited the Historical Search Room, but did not have time to complete your search and would like to continue it. Could I help you with this?

Have you taken a photograph or photocopy of a document there or downloaded a will from the ScotlandsPeople site which you have found difficult to read? I could transcribe or summarize it for you. If the document is in Latin, I could supply you with a translation or summary of it

I am always willing to give free advice as to the feasibility of finding an answer to your enquiry whether it is a specific or general one

I look forward to hearing from you


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