It may be that you don't need any research done, you know exactly the record that you need but you don't have access to it. Or the handwriting or language is making it difficult to read. I can visit archives on your behalf to access the document and provide a transcription if required.

For £5 (€7/$8), I will be able to transcribe a birth, marriage or death record; parish register entry; or census record, when you provide the reference for the document. If you need my help to find the correct document, a research fee will apply. If you have purchased my research services, a transcription of these documents is included in the price.

Transcription of longer and more complex documents (such as wills, sasines and other property records, poor law records) will be charged at an hourly rate. Before starting on a longer document, I will provide an estimate of the cost of transcription although, although until I have viewed the original, an accurate estimate may be difficult. Transcriptions of these types of documents are not included in the research, and would be priced separately.

I can visit archives and libraries throughout Edinburgh, Glasgow and Central Scotland on your behalf, including:

Similarly, if you are already in possession of a document that you would like transcribed, I can assist with this too if photocopies or scans are provided.