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