I have been researching my family tree since 1981, and have ancestral lines mainly in the Scottish Borders, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, and Dublin in Ireland. My Melrose ancestral connections run from the present day back to at least 1600 continuously.
I have a PhD in History from the University of Dundee. My History study (3 degrees) was largely a result of genealogy research at a young age hooking me on archival research.
For more details of my academic work and background please see my personal website.