Mathieson, Tony


Mathieson, Tony

Genealogist, specializing in Scotland; Lithuanian and Irish diasporas; industrial heritage.

  • Individuals/Families research
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Updated 2 months ago


Professional genealogist and local historian based in Glasgow, Scotland.  Qualified in Genetics and in Genealogy. I undertake all the main areas of work expected of a professional genealogist, and have particular experience of Scottish records: Civil, Catholic and Presbyterian, in addition to the United Kingdom generally.

Special interests include

  • Lanarkshire, miners, iron & steel communities
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Industrialists, manufacturers & inventors, particularly in the print industry
  • Ireland, especially Tyrone and Armagh
  • Lithuanian ancestry
  • Migration – Scottish, Irish, Lithuanian diasporas – Americas and elsewhere

Beyond the usual birth, marriage, death, census and shipping records, sources which may be consulted include: wills, valuation rolls,  electoral registers, street directories, court proceedings, newspapers and old maps. Also sources in several European languages.

Types of work including, but not restricted to

  • Preparation of family trees and narrative reports
  • Fact-checking of trees provided by the client
  • Interpretation of DNA results for recreational use
  • Local history research
  • Transcription of wills and other documents

Enquiries welcome from individual and corporate clients.


  • Censuses
  • Civil + Catholic + Presbyterian records
  • Directories - commercial + street + trade
  • European language records including Latin
  • Genetic analysis + interpretation
  • Industrial history
  • Industrialists + engineers
  • Lithuanian + Scottish + Irish personal and place names
  • Mining + iron & steel communities
  • Valuation rolls


  • 2022
    Pg Dip. Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at University of Strathclyde
  • 2002
    M. Phil. Scottish Studies at University of Glasgow
  • 1976
    B.Sc. at University of Glasgow
  • 2013
    Dip. German at The Open University
  • 1985
    Cert. Italian Studies at University of Strathclyde


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