Genealogy Research in Scotland - Graham Maxwell


Trace your genealogy in Scotland using this reliable and friendly service.

About the Service

Our names are Graham and Emma Maxwell, a husband and wife research team living near Annan, in southern Scotland. Graham Maxwell Ancestry has been established for over ten years, and we have regular access to all the main genealogical record sources in Scotland, as well as a variety of English sources. We do specialise in research in the southern Scottish counties, but welcome requests for research for all over Scotland.

Together with my wife Emma we have transcribed and indexed the 1841, 1851 and 1861 census for a number of counties in the Scottish Borders (and also much of Dumfriesshire for 1851). We have endeavoured to make the transcriptions as accurate as possible, by carefully comparing entries for the same families in different census years to highlight errors and anomalies. Careful note is made of women who change between the married and maiden names, and illegitimate children who change between their father’s and mother’s surnames. The database we have built up as we have transcribed the census for these areas is a unique and invaluable resource for family history research in the area, which we can have at our disposal during any family history search in the Scottish Borders and Dumfriesshire areas. We can also provide our own microfilm printouts of the original census entries for the 1841, 1851 and 1861 census for most of the Scottish Borders area, plus 1851 for Dumfriesshire. To find out more, please see our Publications page.

We are able to cater for whatever your requirements are regarding Scottish research, from simple birth, marriage or death certificate transcriptions or photocopies, to a detailed family tree.

As each family is different my recommendation is that you send us as much as you can about what you know, and we will be happy to give you advice on how to proceed with your research and a free, no-obligation estimate of what we would charge to meet your research requirements. Please note that some specific information regarding a birth marriage or death in Scotland, usually a full name and as accurate a date as possible, will be normally be needed to start a search. To find out more, please click on the link below:

Graham Maxwell Ancestry

Graham Maxwell Ancestry, Cleughside, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Lockerbie DG11 3NG. Tel: +44 1461 800383