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Ancestral Roots Genealogy

Based in Ayrshire, Ancestral Roots Genealogy offer a professional high quality research service and take pride in delivering informative reports tailored to our clients’ needs.

Owner, Alison Telfer is a registered, qualified genealogist with fifteen years’ experience. Specialising in Scottish research, she holds an MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic studies from the University of Strathclyde.

Tracing your family tree has become increasingly popular, and we can help you access many new resources which can help illuminate your ancestors’ stories and bring your family history to life.

Several fixed price packages of research are available, which include a narrative family history report with accompanying charts. These are a unique keepsake to be passed down through generations, making ideal gifts for special birthdays or anniversaries.

In addition to this we also offer individual tutoring, paleography or transcription services as well as talks and courses.

Ancestral Roots Genealogy offer a range of high quality, bespoke services including:

  • specific searches to unravel mysteries, break down brick walls or take forward new areas in your own research

  • full family histories

  • talks and tutoring

  • palaeography and transcription of old documents

  • house histories

We are passionate about genealogy and look forward to helping you to explore your family history.

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Client Testimonials

Alison provided me with a family tree that was detailed and gave me great satisfaction. The research uncovered a great family mystery, which was just what I was hoping for and her report gave ideas for future investigation. Alison’s service was excellent, very friendly and she went to great lengths to be exact. Highly recommended.

Mr J. Taylor, Ayrshire

Alison not only gave me a history of my family, but discovered information that I never knew existed. Her work was very detailed and, at the same time, very easy to follow. She was very friendly to talk to and provided a family tree that was most professional. I highly recommend her first class work.

Ms. Jack, Johnstone

Our News

The dreaded brick wall

I've been busy working on a fantastic family tree for a client whose ancestors come from Argyll and the Isles, a part of Scotland that I love to visit. My starting point was with the [...]

March 9th, 2017|

Ayrshire Family Tree Commission

We have recently completed a family tree for Mr Taylor who lives in Ayrshire. This project was fantastic to work on as during our research we uncovered a bit of a mystery which none of [...]

October 31st, 2016|

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