Your Scots Past

I’m Merle Palmer, a professional Genealogist, Family and House Historian with a post-graduate diploma in Genealogy from the University of Strathclyde.

My passion for researching our family history and reconnecting with new found family worldwide inspired me to set up my own business, Your Scots Past. Based in central Scotland I am ideally located to access records in Edinburgh as well as local archives throughout Perthshire, Dundee and Angus.

Combining my knowledge of the wide range of Scottish genealogical resources available, a logical approach to problem solving and rigorous research skills you can be assured of a friendly and personalised service.

I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and adhere to their code of ethics.

Do you want to discover who your Scottish ancestors were, where they lived and what they did? I believe every family has a precious and unique history which should be preserved and which deserves to be told.

My website includes full details of pricing and the services I offer:

To find out how I can help you reconnect with your own history contact me for an initial free consultation.


Tel: +44 (0)1821 650447