The Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives, formerly the Association of Scottish Genealogists and Record Agents, was founded in 1981 under the patronage of the Lord Lyon King of Arms. Our members are experienced and well qualified professional searchers working personally in Scotland. All have undergone tests of their competence in using a wide variety of sources. They have also agreed to adhere to a strict Code of Practice.


If you wish to have searches carried out, please send an e-mail or preliminary letter to a searcher selected from the Association's List. The minimum information required for researching a family is a name, an approximate date of birth, death or marriage and if possible an indication as to the locality where the family lived. If however research is to commence before 1855, it is essential to know the parish in which the family were living.




The minimum rate for research is £23 per hour, including entry charges paid to Register House, but fees will depend on the extent and type of work involved. Association members will provide an assessment of probable expense or arrange work to be carried out on a budget instalment basis.