Ian Macdonald


Ian Macdonald


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  • Surrey, UK
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Born Aberdeen; brought up in Dumfries; Edinburgh University; career in London and around the world. Lives in Surrey.
BSc; PhD; PGCE; MSc Genealogical Studies; C.Eng; CITP; FBCS; MIoD.

Lecturer and writer of articles on family history. Founder member and first Chairman of the Register of Qualified Genealogists until 2018 – http://qualifiedgenealogists.org.  Deputy Editor of The Journal of Genealogy and Family History – http://www.qualifiedgenealogists.org/ojs/index.php/JGFH.

Author of that timeless classic The Alexanders of Bourtie, 1696-1886 (ANESFHS, 2012 – Bruce Henderson Award). Also author of the scintillating Referencing for Genealogists: Sources and Citation, published by the History Press in May 2018 .  Administrator of the Mewburn one-name study;  http://mewburn.one-name.net and of the Mewborn one-name study; http://mewborn.one-name.net.  The Mewborn early history has been published in the Journal of Genealogy at DoI: https://doi.org/10.24240/23992964.2020.1234528.  The history of the Mewburns has been published in 2022 as Mewburn and Meaburn: a history. This is a 660 page tome with a vast array of references covering all the Mewburns who have ever lived and died.  It is available free as a downloadable pdf in the Documents section of the website http://mewburn.one-name.net.


  • 1963
    BSc (hons. Zoology) at University of Edinburgh
  • 1968
    PhD at University of Edinburgh
  • 1966
    PGCE at Moray House College of Education
  • 2012
    MSc Genealogical Studies at University of Strathclyde


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