Researchers and Record Agents

Researchers and Record Agents

Staff in the National Records of Scotland (NRS) are not able in most cases to carry out detailed research on behalf of paying customers.

There are many firms and individuals (usually known as record agents or professional researchers) who undertake work such as legal searches, family history research and transcription and interpretaton of historical records on behalf of remote researchers. Some of them who carry out research on records in the NRS have asked for the NRS to make their websites known to researchers and their websites are listed below.

Please note that if you hire a record agent or professional researcher you will be entering into a private contract and will be responsible for paying the fees of the record agent or professional researcher. The National Records of Scotland accepts no responsibility for the quality or quantity of the work produced by a record agent or professional researcher. In cases where the NRS has agreed to include a link to the website of a record agent or researcher it is the responsibility of the record agent or researcher to notify the NRS of any change in the relevant website address. Website links on the NRS website are checked periodically and redundant links are deleted.

Websites of record agents and professional researchers
  Research in historical records in NRS search rooms Palaeography services (reading and transcribing older handwriting) Latin translation
Academic Latin Translation Service Yes Yes Yes
Aird Genealogy Yes No No
Anthony Adolph - genealogist, writer and broadcaster Yes Yes Yes
Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives
(ASGRA)
Yes Yes Yes
Ayrshire Genealogy Yes No No
Bruce Durie - Genealogy Yes Yes Yes
Diane Baptie - researcher in archives Yes Yes Yes
DunEdin Links Genealogy Yes Yes No
Family Key Yes Yes No
Gene Genie Scotland Yes Yes No
Genealogy Scotland Yes No No
Heritage Genealogy Yes No No
Janealogy Yes Yes No
Kilted Cousins Family Trees Yes No No
McNicholl Genealogical Services Yes No No
My Ain Folk Yes Yes No
Our Scots Yes No No
Perane & Co Yes No No
Register of Qualified Genealogists Yes Yes Yes
Relatively Scottish Yes Yes No
Scotch Thistle Research Yes No No
Scotlands Genealogy Yes Yes No
Scottish Genealogical Research Yes Yes No
Scottish Roots Yes No No
Thistle Heritage Services Yes Yes No
Your Scots Past Yes Yes No
Your Scottish Family Tree Yes

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