Burt, John


Burt, John

Genealogist, Family Historian, Medical Historian

  • Individuals/Families research, Mentoring/Tutoring, Research, Speaking, Writing
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Updated 1 year ago


I have been involved in general genealogical research in Scotland for over 20 years. I have experience in Scottish genealogy (particularly in the counties of Argyllshire, Fife and Forfarshire); as well as Scottish military history; medical history (particularly asylums); and, Scottish Poor Law records.  My M.Sc. dissertation in Genealogy (2015) was based on comparing patient records from the Scottish Borders District Lunatic Asylum in the late 19th century with Poor Law records. to provide full family pictures.

Other post-nominals:  M.B., Ch.B. (University of Aberdeen); Cert. Archaeol. (University of Edinburgh); D.F.S.R.H. (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists);  B.A. (Open University); M.Sc. [Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies] (University of Strathclyde); F.S.A.Scot. (elected 1991)



  • Medical records
  • Military records (with specialisation in all war medals and WW1)
  • Palaeography
  • Scottish genealogy

To contact this candidate email johnburt@qualifiedgenealogists.org

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