About me

I was born in Scotland of Scottish parents whose ancestors came from Caithness, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Dumfriesshire and Midlothan to settle eventually in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

I’ve been tracing my own family history since the 1980s and started on my husband’s family history when my father-in-law died in 2010.

Formerly, because of the requirements of my husband’s job, we used to move around Great Britain regularly.  However we’ve now bought our own home and live in central Scotland.

I’ve had several careers as:  a cook; a civil servant managing computer systems for a government department and a management trainer; and a professional genealogist. 

I’m now a part-time church administrator and spend far too much time on WikiTree !