RESEARCHING YOUR SCOTTISH & IRISH ANCESTRY

Catriona Haine is a professional genealogist and family historian based in the West of Scotland.  Specialising in Scottish family history as well as the Irish diaspora and their origins in Ireland, whether they were emigrants to Scotland or beyond to North America, Australia or New Zealand.

Catriona holds an MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Catriona has detailed knowledge of 19th century Scottish asylum history, organisation and records having conducted extensive research into the lives of those impacted by pauper patient removals from the Glasgow Royal Asylum (Gartnavel) in the late 19th century for her masters degree dissertation.

Catriona is a member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists. 

SERVICES

Tailored to Your Individual Needs

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FAMILY TREE PACKAGES

A professionally printed 4 generation family tree.  Options include:

  • Single surname ancestor line, eg. paternal line surname only

  • Double surname ancestor line, eg. surnames of two grandparents

  • Full tree documenting the lines of all 4 grandparents.

Research report documenting the transcriptions of birth, marriage and death records is included in the package.

BESPOKE RESEARCH

Tailored to your individual research needs, the bespoke service is available by the hour.  Example research scenarios include:

  • Focused research into "brickwalls" you have encountered in your own research

  • Detailed research into individuals or families within your ancestors

  • Family tree research one generation at a time.

  • Narrative family history report documenting the story of your family and providing social context to accompany a family tree package.

Your research requirements are discussed and agreed in advance, including budget and fees.

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HOUSE HISTORY

Have you wondered who lived in your home in the past? Whether it's a country manor house or a Victorian tenement, the history of your home and the people who have lived in it will be researched and woven into a narrative report telling the story of the home and its inhabitants from its earliest times.  Like our bespoke family history research service,  research and fees are all discussed and agreed in advance.

FEES

SINGLE SURNAME FAMILY TREE

£200

A professionally printed 4 generation family tree.  This tree focuses on a single surname, or line, of a family and includes the spouses of the bearers of the surname being researched as well as children, where found.  The tree will document a 'start person', their parents, two grandparents and two great grandparents.

DOUBLE SURNAME FAMILY TREE

£300

A professionally printed 4 generation family tree.  This tree will cover two lines of a family and includes the spouses of the bearers of the two surnames being researched as well as children, where found.  The tree will document a 'start person', their parents, four grandparents and four great grandparents.

FULL FAMILY TREE

£450

A professionally printed 4 generation family tree.  This tree will document all four grandparent lines and includes spouses as well as children, where found.  The tree will document a 'start person', their parents, four grandparents and eight great grandparents.

FULL FAMILY TREE BY INSTALMENTS

£140 for each of the four grandparent lines.

Sign up for a full family tree and have the option of the research done on a line by line basis, giving a more flexible fee arrangement.  The research and payment of each line is done to an agreed schedule.  With this option, a standard A4 print of the tree is provided for each of the first three lines researched.  A professionally printed 4 generation family tree is provided once all four lines of research have been completed.

GIVE A GIFT OF THEIR FAMILY HISTORY

Gift certificates available from £10 and can be used towards family tree packages, house histories or bespoke research.

BESPOKE RESEARCH

£25 per hour with a minimum research period of one hour.

Before any research starts, an initial consultation is held with clients to discuss their objectives as well as previous research carried out, records held or information known about the family, ancestor line, generation or house to be investigated.  From this consultation, the focus and detail of the research is agreed and documented, along with cost and any expenses associated with conducting the research.

For Scottish family research, expenses normally incurred relate to the £15 day pass for the ScotlandsPeople Centre.  However, this charge will be pro-rata in the event your research does not require a full day of research.  Should any extensive travel be needed to fulfil your research, this would be discussed and costs agreed in advance.

In the initial stages of your research, should any issues in delivering your research objectives become apparent, these would be highlighted and alternative options discussed.

 
TESTIMONIALS

On our recent relocation our interest was taken in the history of the property. We were amazed with both the wealth of information 
Catriona was able to tell us about our home and her fastidious delivery. What more could one desire? Nothing!

Elizabeth, Renfrewshire, Scotland. 2019

A huge thank you for the history of my family. It answers loads of questions, especially on the Irish connections, and cleared up names and who was called after who.  Thanks again, it's a wonderful piece of research.

Margaret, Ayrshire, Scotland. 2020

The report is brilliant.  Thank you.  Interesting to see how names were carried from generation to generation and great to finally find out where in Ireland my family came from.

Carol, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
2020

I was adopted as a baby and as I approached my 80th birthday, I decided to find out about my birth family. I had little information but Catriona quickly unearthed details of my background. I'm now in regular contact with 3 siblings which would not have been possible without Catriona's expertise. Many thanks.

Ann, Ayrshire, Scotland.
2021

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