I'm Chris Halliday a professional genealogist and family historian based in    Edinburgh. Researching my own and others family history for over 30 years, I turned a hobby into a career.After gaining an MA(Hons) in Scottish Cultural Studies and an MSc in genealogy from the Universities of Aberdeen and Strathclyde, I established Scotland's Genealogy. I'm  also a member of the following professional bodies and societies:

Chris Halliday


  • Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives
    (ASGRA) and adhere to their code of practice.
  • The Scottish Genealogy Society
  • The Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society
  • Association of Professional Genealogists 
  • The Scottish Place Name Society
  • Data Protection registered.

Based in the Scottish capital,I have ready access to the main national repositories:archives,libraries and museums.However I also travel throughout Scotland visiting local archives and places associated with clients ancestry.Geographical areas I'm particularly familiar with are:Edinburgh,Dundee,Inverness,Dumfries &Galloway,the Borders and Strathspey.

Not just a desk bound researcher, I'm a keen hillwalker exploring areas off the beaten track and thoroughly enjoy combining research in the archives with visiting locations throughout Scotland.

Please contact me if I can be of further assistance,whether you are just beginning the search for your Scottish ancestry or have years of experience.

Other events:

  • Exhibited at Who Do You Think You Are ?Live,London Olympia 2012.     
  • Research and photography for Highland Year of Culture 2007 exhibition at Grantown-on Spey museum - The Birth of the Modern Highlands,now on permanent display in the Highland Archive,Inverness.
  • Published article in the quarterly journal of the Scottish Genealogy Society 2010
  • Monthly articles in The Celtic Guide magazine.
  • Article in Family Tree magazine Feb 2013
  • Article in Family Tree magazine  Oct 2013
  • Article in Family Tree magazine  Dec 2013                                        

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