The Urban Historian

Historical and Genealogy Research for any purpose, in the Record Offices of Scotland and through many local libraries and University facilities.   Research facilities are provided by historian who graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA (Hons) in History and who has worked in field of heritage and archaeology in Scotland since 1992.

We presently have a partnership agreements with Paisley Thread Mill Museum and Renfrewshire Tapestry group to carry out two independent research projects on  Renfrewshire history.   Previous contracts include RWH1697 where we lead research into the 1697 witch hunt case that dominated Paisley between 1696 and 1697.  This involves leading a small research team visiting archives and carrying out research into the genealogy of the Shaw & McGilchrist families.

As a rough guide, the normal rate is £15 per hour plus expenses.