About Ancestral Consultants


Ancestral Consultants is owned by Marie Dougan. Marie has over 12 years experience in genealogical research and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Her background includes a wide range of experience in the education sector in Scotland, where she was responsible for a number of national programmes involving the applications of ICT to learning and teaching.

Marie is a member of a number of genealogy societies and organisations including the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Scottish Genealogy Society, the Society of Genealogists and West Lothian Family History Society.

Marie is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and is a tutor on a range of genealogy and family history courses at the University of Strathclyde.

Ancestral Consultants is based in central Scotland and we are therefore able to travel to a number of archives to consult a vast range of records.This includes access to the records in the National Registers of Scotland (previously the General Register Office for Scotland) at New Register House in Edinburgh., together with those held in what was previously known as the National Archives for Scotland.

We have undertaken a great deal of research over the years using a range of sources and although we specialise in undertaking research in Scottish family history, we are also able to conduct research in other countries.

Ancestral Consultants provides a range of professional services including tracing family trees and undertaking research in house histories.

Our experience in technology and education provides a range of skills and expertise in the development and delivery of a wide range of training opportunities, including individual consultations and online group training courses. We also provide ancestral themed breaks at a number of venues across Scotland.

You can be assured of our professional approach and discretion in dealing with your information, We are registered with the Information Controller and our policies and procedures are carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act

Please contact us for an initial consultation regarding any aspects of our work in which you are interested.