A qualified & professional genealogist specialising in Scottish family history. Based in Central Scotland with easy access to Edinburgh & Glasgow and other areas of Scotland.

Specialisist in research for ancestral tourism research across Scotland

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Do you have someone who loves doing their family history and could benefit from the assistance of a professional genealogist? Or who wants to start their family history research but need a helping hand to start?.  Well how about gifting a Family History Research Voucher this Xmas.

You pay the sum you want to spend (minimum of £50) and you will receive a Voucher and signed letter in the name of the person receiving the gift entitling them to the agreed amount of research.

After the turkey and stuffing has all been finished they can get in touch with me at their convenience to discuss how they want to use their voucher to help find their ancestors.

Get in touch if you need further information on the Xmas Family History Research Vouchers.

Family History Research

A professional ancestral research service tailored to meet your needs.  Whether it is assistance with your Scottish family history research or a Family Tree gift.

Visiting Scotland ? - Your Scotland Story

Are you one of 50 million people across the world with Scottish family history ?   I can research your scottish ancestry – where they lived, worked and died for that special trip “home”.

Let us tell you “Your Scotland Story”.

World War One Ancestor Research

We can research and provide a detailed report on the military history of your WW1 ancestor and provide you with a treasured family memento.

About Heart of Scotland Ancestry


I am Gary Lawrie, owner of Heart of Scotland Ancestry and I have been doing family history research for the past 20 years.   After retiring as a police officer I decided to turn my enjoyment of Scottish family history into my profession.

I have experience of ancestral research in many parts of Scotland and have used many of the local and national archives as well as online records.  To build on my experience and skills as a police officer, I undertook the genealogy courses at The University of Strathclyde and qualified with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies.

I place great emphasis on providing a professional service to customers by tailoring each project to meet their individual needs. Each project begins with a discussion with you so I can fully understand your needs and expectations.  I then develop a project scope and quotation which is approved by you before any work is undertaken. The final product, whether a detailed Research Report or a Family Tree package, is designed to meet your particular needs.  See the Ancestral Research Services section for more information.

I am a member of The Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG) and comply with their Professional Code as well as being a member of The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).

I am member of the Visit Scotland Ancestral Welcome Scheme which aims to provide a quality service to visitors to Scotland with an interest in their Scottish ancestry.   2017 is the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology so there are ample opportunities to visit Scotland and perhaps walk in the footsteps of your ancestors.  Contact me for further information.

If you wish to discuss anything further please do not hesitate to contact me using the form below.


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Heart of Scotland Ancestry is based in Stirling, Central Scotland and is ideally located to access family history archives and records at Edinburgh, Glasgow and other areas of Scotland.

Phone: 07445945481

Email: enquiries@heartofscotlandancestry.co.uk

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