Gene Genie revealed

Gene Genie Scotland was established by seasoned genealogist Alison Smith on completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Local & Family History.  Alison first began family history research in the years BC (Before Computers), at a time when a personal visit to gloomy archives was the only means of consulting records. 

With roots extending deep into the heart of the farming and fishing communities of North-East Scotland, it was a logical step to join Aberdeen & NE Scotland Family History Society, whose dedicated research centre in Aberdeen was the first in the country to establish a collection of material specifically for the study of genealogy.

Since those early days there have been exciting opportunities to get involved with local and family history activities on a practical level:
  • Volunteer work for the FreeCen project, using local knowledge to produce high quality transcriptions of census records for North-East Scotland
  • Voluntary work as co-ordinator of genealogy resources at Portsoy Salmon Bothy, including delivery of family history workshops and genealogy training sessions
  • Publication of articles on family history in the quality regional magazine The Knock News
  • Leading a team of volunteers recording Portsoy's Monumental Inscriptions, destined for publication as a booklet
In addition to all this, Alison somehow finds time to provide a professional family history research service.  If you could benefit from the help of an experienced genealogist with specialist local knowledge, you can find out more at Gene Genie Scotland