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Scottish Ancestral Tours and Research

If you have done your own research and would like us to put a tour together for you based on that, send us an email, we're here to help.

If you would like us to do the research for you we have trained in Scottish Genealogy and Scottish Palaeography.  Based in Edinburgh we have the National Archive and Scottish Genealogy Society on our doorstep.

We also offer a virtual photography tour, we will go to locations for you and send you the photographs.

Research Costs

Scottish Ancestral Tours can be arranged based on research you have done or we can do the research for you.  Scottish ancestry can sometimes be hard to track but we can still put a tour together based on your clan if you are unable to trace your direct ancestors.


Hourly rate for research (subject to a minimum of 4 hours) = £25.00.

Full-day research at archives in Edinburgh along with a report detailing our findings = £245.00.

Full-day research at archives outwith Edinburgh along with a report detailing our findings = £275.00 plus agreed travelling costs if ferries are involved.

Copies (Black & White) of the following documents = £0.50 each:

Birth Certificates (over 100 years)
Marriage Certificates (over 75 years)
Death Certificates (over 50 years)
Old Parish Registers
Census extracts

Copies of Inventories and Wills = £0.50 per page.

Transcriptions of Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates, Census extracts, Inventories and Wills are included in the above Hourly or Full-day research rate.

All other documents are charged at the rate made by the archive.

By undertaking research on your behalf we cannot guarantee how much information can be sourced from the available records in the agreed timescale. Please note that the agreed fees are for the researcher’s time, not for the information uncovered.

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Edinburgh Tour Guides

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