Borders Ancestry is a professional family history and genealogy research service based in the UK and specializing in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland. Borders Ancestry hosts the popular #AncestryHour on Twitter where genealogists and enthusiasts meet at 7 pm GMT and share tips and leads on genealogy and Borders Ancestry retweets as much as possible.

“With over 30 years of experience in the field of genealogy, Borders Ancestry specialises in the history of families with ancestral roots in the eastern border counties of Scotland and northern England.  Our library contains unique material and many family pedigrees begun over 100 years ago by my own ancestor George Aynsley-Smith, Deputy Steward to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, Durham.  In addition we have an extensive database of indexes covering our specialist geographical area, many of which are as yet, unavailable online.”

“We offer a comprehensive service which covers all aspects of family history, from a free initial consultation to discuss the viability of your project through to a complete family history, with certificates, photographs, any old documents, maps and as much background information as we can find presented to you in a professionally bound book, or another format of your choice.”

Borders Ancestry has a blog and a forum (the forum has moved to the sister site, Borders Ancestry also hosts workshops and tours for those able to visit Scotland and for areas they don’t cover they have recommendations for other hosts/genealogists. Borders Ancestry can be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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