Researcher in Archives
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 also research in the Special Collections Department Reading Room at the National Library of Scotland (NLS)
I have undertaken research on a variety of subjects for academics, PhD students, authors, institutions and local historians. Many of my clients have been people who are looking for more information about their families
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
I am always willing to answer any questions you might have.