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This website and associated services were founded and managed by
Dr Bruce Durie,
recognised internationally as one of the leading practitioners in the field,
particularly for his teaching,
position is Chief Genealogist and Historian,
MacDonald & Rees
Ltd, the Ancestral Explorations specialists.
He started and directed
(until September 2011) the much-acclaimed Genealogical, Heraldic and
Palaeographic Studies Programme (leading to Postgraduate Certificate,
Postgraduate Diploma and the Masters degree) at the University of
Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
he teaches regularly
for the University of Edinburgh,
and is Chief Genealogist and Historian for the Ancestral
specialists MacDonald and Rees Ltd
He has authored over 25
books on family and local history, which include the best-selling
Scottish Genealogy (History Press, 3rd
ed., 2011) as well as volumes on Victorian crime fiction and the internet.
Most recently, these include Documents for Genealogy and Local History - Palaeography, Law and
(both for The
History Press). See BOOKS for more.
Radio Scotland series
Digging up Your Roots and
A House With a Past have attracted rave reviews and a solid listener
original background is in medicine, researching and teaching in neuropharmacology for over 20 years
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Fellow, Irish Genealogical Research Society (FIGRS)
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College of Teachers, London (FCollT)