Blue Thistle Genealogy

The friendly

family history service !

in Scotland


Need help tracing your Scottish Roots ?

From Distant Forebears to Living Relatives, we can help !

At Blue Thistle we pride ourselves on being professional, friendly and approachable, and are happy to tackle a wide range of tasks, from compiling a full family history to a single look-up at Register House in Edinburgh.

We can trace living relatives and advise on adoption records.

We can locate and photograph places, gravestones etc, or provide you with a detailed social history of an area - in other words, not just where your distant forebears lived, but how they lived - just let us know what you require !

We are flexible, great value and just that little bit different !


Blue Thistle can -  

  • Provide a complete Package with your Scottish family history.
  • Search Scottish records at Register House and the National Archives in Edinburgh, including wills, property transfers, church records, and court records.   
  • Locate places where your ancestors lived, streets, houses and farms, and take photos for you.
  • Source old photographs and maps of towns and villages where your ancestors lived and worked, in Scotland.
  • Trace Living Relatives.
  • Advise on accessing Adoption Records.
  • Search newspaper records.
  • Visit graveyards and take photographs. We can report the condition of graves, and leave flowers on your behalf.
  • Give you a real 'feel' for who your Scottish ancestors were, and how they lived their lives.


We are friendly, professional and tenacious and a bit different from the average family history research service ! See more details of some of recent projects and of our genealogy services

More about tracing Living Relatives

More about Adoption Records

Family History - for all the family!

Family history is fun ! All our research is carried out to the highest professional  and academic standards, but we specialise in producing a full package of your family history, written up in an interesting, readable format, which your children can enjoy, as well as yourself.


Looking for a really special gift?

For an unusual gift for a special occasion, try a family history package!    

See our special Scottish genealogy gift ideas  


Planning a visit to Scotland ?

Whether you are visiting soon, next year, or later,

We can help with an early genealogy search to help plan your visit to family locations         


We provide a good value service

We offer a free consultation to discuss your requirements and help you plan your search          


Our fees    

Let us know your specific requirements on anything regarding Scottish family history, and we can discuss our very competitive prices. 

We are keen to hear from you !

  Click on the cover to find out more about our reports


Click on the chart to see some examples of our individually drawn family trees  
See some customer comments   


We are members of the Scottish Genealogy Society

Academic Qualifications : University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Diploma

in Genealogy, Palaeography & Heraldry


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Blue Thistle Genealogy

From distant forebears to living relatives, we can help with your Scottish Genealogy research