Kirsty F Wilkinson: Professional Genealogist & Researcher in Archives

Kirsty F. Wilkinson

Professional Genealogist & Researcher in Archives

I began researching my own ancestry (a mixture of English, Scottish and Irish) when I was in my early 20s and soon developed a passion for family history.  I increased my knowledge of genealogical sources through personal and formal study and in 2006 launched My Ain Folk to assist others with tracing their ancestors.  Since then I have gained many hours of practical research experience in Scottish archives and record repositories and helped clients worldwide to discover their own family story.


I have a particular interest in palaeography (old handwriting) and these skills  enable me to carry out research in pre-1700 records and to transcribe handwritten documents from the 1500s-present.  Another specialisation is heir- or descendant-tracing and locating living relatives.  I have successfully located heirs to estates on behalf of probate research firms in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US and enabled private clients to reconnect with long-lost cousins.


In addition to carrying out research professionally (and occasionally finding time to research my own ancestors) I write a blog discussing a variety of topics associated with family history and can be found ‘tweeting’ about genealogy as GenealogyGirl.


I look forward to assisting you with your research and to helping you discover more about your Scottish ancestors.

Kirsty

My Ain Folk: Professional Scottish Family History Research

Professional Scottish Family History Research

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