Douglas, Hugh Scott


Douglas, Hugh Scott

Professional Genealogist

  • Genetic, Individuals/Families research, Mentoring/Tutoring, Speaking, Use of specialist software
  • Windsor, Berkshire
  • Updated 2 years ago


Hugh Douglas is a professional genealogist and graduate of Strathclyde University. Services include Family history, problem-solving, and DNA research. Work can either be undertaken wholly by Hugh or in an advisory capacity.

Located close to London,  Access to records in the National Archives, British Library, and Metropolitan archives are readily available.

As well as being a Registered Genealogist, Hugh is educated to a Pg. Dip level with plans to take this further in the following year.


  • Complex problems
  • English genealogy
  • Family history
  • Palaeogrpahy
  • pedigree research
  • Scottish genealogy
  • Transcription


  • Ongoing
    Contract Researcher at Legacy Tree Genealogists
    Recent Project(s) : locating mid 17th Century wills of the PCC (Prerogative Court of Canterbury) to help solve an impasse. Required onsite work at the National Archives in Kew.
  • 2020
    Founder / Genealogist at HD Genealogy
    Recent Project(s): Tracing paternity of Ancestors in the time of The India office. historical India / Burma (Myanmar). Research also covers South Africa, Australia, the UK, and America. A major breakthrough was the use of DNA triangulation to locate unknown ancestors in the time of the transition from the East India Company to the Raj.

  • 2020
    Roots Tech Presentation slot at Roots Tech.
    DNA Research 101


  • 2017-2019
    Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical Studies at University of Strathclyde at University of Strathclyde
    Project Title: The Emigration of James Gibbon and his life in India.
  • 2020-2021
    Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographical & Heraldic Studies at University of Strathclyde at University of Strathclyde
    Project Title: Who were the beneficiaries of the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act residing in Inverness-shire between 1800 and 1880? An investigation into how the fruits of slavery were utilised.


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