Hi, I’m Sarah!
Genealogy is the search for our ancestors. Family History is the study of their lives. Together, they give a full picture of your family.
I am the founder of Unlock Your Past based in Kinross-shire, between Edinburgh and Perth. I have been researching family histories for over 15 years helping people from Australia, North America, England and Scotland to uncover their Scottish past.
I am passionate about discovering and unlocking people’s ancestral history. I believe it is very important to record our ancestry with accuracy. Our ancestors made a contribution to their local community and helped to shape the family you belong to. Therefore, it is our job to research and remember them.
As well as my experience in Scottish family history research, I am an accredited and registered genealogist with a Masters in Family and Local History. I am a member of the Association of Scottish Genealogists and Archivists (ASGRA), the Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG), the Scottish Genealogy Society and the Kinross-shire Historical Society. I am also a friend and volunteer at Kinross Museum.
The combination of my experience and skills ensures that I will provide a high standard of researching your family history. I understand how to use genealogical records effectively, as well as report writing, referencing sources, and reading old handwriting (palaeography).