Me 2

My name is Frances Black and I run Scottish Ancestor based in the Kingdom of Fife

I have been involved with Scottish Family Research for over 25 years and have help clients trace their families in Fife and beyond. I started by researching my own family in Wigtownshire in South West Scotland and my husband’s family in West Lothian and Lanark. However, over 15 years ago I set up in business helping clients from all over the world, most of whom I am still in contact with. To start with, my business was mainly researching  family trees, however, having taken various clients on Ancestral Tours I decided to concentrate on that side of the business. I help plan itineraries and love creating a unique experience for clients when they come to Scotland. This is a part of my business I really enjoy – to see the excitement, and emotion during their Tour is a real privilege.

In my non-genealogy life, I am a farmer’s wife, originally from near Port William, in Wigtownshire. The family moved to Airdrie Farm near Anstruther in 1952. Then I moved to Braeside of Lindores Farm  just outside Newburgh, Fife when I got  married. My Interests are helping out with Fife Family History Society, enjoying time with the family including 5 grandchildren, gardening, touring Scotland and golf. I also help out on the farm when needed, especially at busy times like lambing or with Lindores Cross Country where people bring their horses to train or on come on horse holidays.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical Studies from Strathclyde University
  • Vice Chairman of Cupar and North Fife Tourism
  • Fife Family History Society – Committee Member, Membership Secretary and Website Co-ordinator
  • APG  (I adhere to their code of practice, ensuring clients work is carried out to a high professional standard)
  • Scottish Genealogy Network – a group of Professional Genealogy Researchers
  • Visit Scotland’s Ancestral Scotland Welcome Scheme
  • Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society
  • Lanarkshire Family History Society

There is nowhere in the world like Scotland! Come and “Walk in the Footsteps of your Ancestors”.


Home – Braeside of Lindores, near Newburgh in Fife