About: iangmacdonald

Ian holds a Doctorate in Zoology and a Masters in genealogical studies (and is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the British Computer Society). Before genealogy he worked as an informations systems designer and a business systems consultant in the private and public sectors and has held several company directorships. He was also a lead assessor for the European and UK business excellence awards over a ten year period. In genealogy he has served as a tutor on all the post-graduate courses, including the supervision of Masters dissertations, at the University of Strathclyde; he has undertaken a diverse range of genealogical studies particularly related to north east Scotland, north east England and Polish Galicia. He also runs a substantial one-name study. He has been fortunate to have received the Bruce Henderson Award for family history writing from the ANESFHS and had his book on the Alexanders of Bourtie published by them. He has twice received excellence awards from the Guild of One-Name Studies for papers in their Journal. He serves on an international group seeking to look at standards in genealogical practice. He is also a very experienced lecturer. Ian is Chairman of the Register of Qualified Genealogists, and always interested in a challenge.

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