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Merle Palmer

Your Scots Past

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I am a professional Genealogist, Family and House Historian with a post-graduate diploma in Genealogy from the University of Strathclyde. My passion for researching our family history and reconnecting with new found family worldwide inspired me to set up my own business, Your Scots Past. My family originate from the east coast of Scotland and my own research has followed them as they moved throughout the world in search of adventure and new opportunities. I believe every family has a precious and unique history which should be preserved and which deserves to be told.

Service Description:
Based in central Scotland I am ideally located to access records in Edinburgh as well as local archives throughout Perthshire, Dundee and Angus. As every family story will be different I offer a range of services that can be customised to meet specific requirements and budgets. This includes fixed price research packages; hourly research to solve a specific problem; look ups in local archives; transcription services for old documents or those not accessible online and photography of locations and gravestones. All research will be supplied with full references and an explanation of the records searched. With a wide knowledge of the Scottish genealogical resources available, a logical approach to problem solving and rigorous research skills you can be assured of a friendly and personalised service.

Academic Degrees:
BSc (Zoology) ; PG Diploma (Genealogical Studies)

Professional Learning
Univ of Strathclyde - PgCertific ; Univ of Strathclyde - PgDiploma

Research Specialty:
Emigration & Immigration ; House Historian ; Land Records ; Migration ; Paleography (ancient/historical handwriting) ; Presbyterian ; Scots-Irish ; Scottish Clans

Time Period Specialty:
18th Century ; 19th Century ; 20th Century

Geographic Specialty:
British Isles ; England ; Scotland

Service Categories:
Photography ; Author/Writer ; Oral History/Interview ; Transcription ; Blogger

English ; Scots

Accepts Clients:

Kingsview, Milton of Collace, Burrelton
Postal Code:
PH13 9PP
Day Phone:
01821 650447
Evening Phone:
01821 650447
Web Site:

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