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Scottish genealogist and family historian - Overview

Our Scots offers an efficient, methodical and yet friendly family history research service, providing fully sourced ancestral reports for the discerning client.

Jo is highly experienced and enthusiastic and enjoys the problem-solving and piecing together of carefully evaluated information to create a fully documented family tree report. Whether you need a few documents or would like a hand-bound book of your complete ancestry, Jo will apply the same care and attention to detail.

Our Scots knows that it is important for you to feel at ease with your chosen genealogist as researching your family history is such a personal experience. Jo ensures that every step of your ancestral journey is interesting, exciting and enjoyable.



  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • Member of the Scottish Genealogy Society
  • Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists

Membership of the APG requires Jo to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.

Edinburgh University/National Archives of Scotland "Old Scots Handwriting 1500 - 1750" course.

Tutor for Scottish Genealogy courses held in Edinburgh.

She conducted a long-term complex project for Edinburgh University, involving 2000+ genealogies for medical research in Orkney.

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Jo first visited New Register House in Edinburgh, home of the Scottish Birth, Death, Marriage records, Census Returns and Old Parish Registers almost 30 years ago in her first position as a Record Agent, and now visits almost daily.

She can also be found researching at National Archives of Scotland, National Libraries of Scotland or at one of the other many repositories.

She has led Scottish genealogy courses held in Edinburgh, lectured on the subject and taken part in a BBC Radio Scotland programme on genealogy.

Jo has two blogs relating to family history and has completed a photographic survey of headstones in a historic graveyard which had fallen into disrepair. The resulting images are now on CD and lodged with local libraries.

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