Family History Services

If you need help with your family history research, help with a brick wall or you would like me to do all of the work for you, then this is where you want to be. I offer a number of affordable packages as well as hourly rated family history services at £25 per hour.

Scottish Family History Services

Family Tree Packages

I offer Family History Packages to suit your budget.  These can be from basic family tree reports with transcribed records to more comprehensive illustrative reports. They can include  mini biographies and local history or observations that shed light on their residence, occupancy and death.

Family Tree Packages
Let Sarah Solve A Family History Problem

Solve A Family Mystery Or Break Through A Brick Wall

What happens when your research comes to a standstill? Or you want help to solve a family mystery?  I can help you plan, organize or simply verify your research and suggest areas you can explore. 

This can be done by email, skype, facetime or telephone, or in person in Perth and Kinross, Fife or Edinburgh. 

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Transcribe & Translate An Old Document

If you are struggling to read the handwriting from old Scottish documents, I can help you understand the document by transcribing it. I have experience in palaeography so if you get stuck reading a Scottish record, or simply a word or place I can help you.

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Sarah Can Transcribe Old Documents

NRS, GD29/428, Note of servants’ fees at Kinross House, 1680-1696.

Sarah Can Source and Retrieve Old Couments

Retrieve A Document From An Archive

If you live abroad and want primary sources, I can obtain available copies of documents from local Scottish archive centres*.  Documents may include Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates, Old Parish Registers, Census Returns, Kirk Session Minutes, School Records, Wills and Testaments to name a few. (travel costs will be incurred outwith 35 miles of Kinross)

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Location Photography

I can take digital photographs of gravestones, churches and buildings in the places where your ancestors lived in Kinross-shire, Perthshire, Fife, Edinburgh or the Lothians. (travel costs will be incurred outwith 35 miles of Kinross)

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Get Historical Locations Photographed
Learn About Scottish Genealogy With Sarah


I am a qualified teacher who can do one to one tutorial, talks or workshops for larger groups.

Learn With Sarah

What My Customers Say

“I would like to recommend Sarah Smith if you are looking for someone to do a Family History for you. She recently did our family tree and did an excellent job. It was very detailed and went back many generations. It was beautifully documented with a plan of our family tree and we were completely satisfied with all her work.”

Isobel from Edinburgh