About Us

Relatively Scottish is a genealogy business set up by Andrew Armstrong, a native of Dumfries and Galloway, but now based in the Scottish Borders. I produce fully researched histories of  both families and indeed houses in Southern Scotland.

From time to time I also give genealogy related talks and presentations covering topics like families of the Border Reivers and the records of the Buccleuch Estates.

I first became interested in my own family history about 25 years ago at a time when Scottish resources were generally much harder to access. Now ScotlandsPeople and other sites have revolutionised access for people across the globe. A locally based experienced researcher like myself however can offer access to many other local records which have not been digitised and are consequently only available in local archives or the National Records of Scotland, held in Edinburgh. Local knowledge can also be of significant help in trying to understand the movements of an individual in the Scotland of 200+ years ago and improve the chances of success in tracing additional generations. With my own local knowledge I specialise in family history research in Dumfries and Galloway, The Scottish Borders (Berwickshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire) and Ayrshire.As well as a wealth of experience over the last 20 years  in helping others trace their Scottish ancestors, I have a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Strathclyde in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies.

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