FAQs

Can ASGRA do the research for me?
Why should I choose an ASGRA member?
How much does it cost to trace my family history?
What if my ancestors are from another country?
I want to become an ASGRA member, how do I apply?

Can ASGRA do the research for me?

ASGRA is the accrediting body for Genealogists in Scotland and does not employ researchers directly. To make an enquiry please contact one of our members directly. Please look at our member profiles to match your requirements to the member with the expertise you require. To search for a particular speciality please choose the search by expertise option under Find a Researcher. You can see our list of members by clicking here.

Why should I choose an ASGRA member?

Membership of ASGRA is by rigorous assessment of knowledge, research techniques, business practise and client relationship. All members are required to abide by the association’s strict Code of Practice. In the unlikely event that a complaint arises against a member ASGRA will also undertake to investigate and arbitrate in any dispute that has arisen.

How much does it cost to trace my family history?

ASGRA does not set fees, all our members operate their own pricing structure but you will find that most will charge an hourly rate. When commissioning a researcher you will need to provide as much information as possible to enable the researcher to make a judgement on costs. Most will normally suggest a budget for an amount of work and once agreed will work within those constraints, once that budget is exhausted the researcher will then advise on any further possibilities.

What if my ancestors are from another country?

ASGRA is the accrediting body for researchers in Scotland. If you would like research undertaken in other countries then it would be better to approach the professional body for that country, from the list below:

I want to become an ASGRA member, how do I apply?

Please see our Join ASGRA web page for further details

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