about our scots
Scottish genealogist and family historian - Jo Graham, FSA Scot
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 provide a fully documented family tree report.
Her familiarity with the Scottish records makes it easy for her to prioritise the order in which they should be researched for maximum results.
Membership of the APG requires Jo to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.
Completed 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.
biography of jo graham
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 local repositories.
She has since been invited to be a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and regularly leads Scottish genealogy courses held in Edinburgh.
Jo has two blogs relating to family history, has lectured on the subject and taken part in a BBC Radio Scotland programme on Genealogy.