McCabe, Tahitia


McCabe, Tahitia

Genealogist, Speaker, University educator

  • Individuals/Families research, Mentoring/Tutoring, Seminars/Courses, Speaking, Writing
  • Glasgow, UK
  • Updated 6 years ago


Tahitia McCabe is the Course Director for the University of Strathclyde’s well regarded Postgraduate Programme in Genealogical Studies. She is also the Lead Educator for the Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree massive online open course (MOOC) run through FutureLearn.

Born in America, in 2002, she won a Fulbright Fellowship to the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library in Norwich, Norfolk  ( and spent two fabulous years as the ‘American Librarian’ doing outreach to community groups, giving lectures in local schools and hosting returning US WWII veterans. The library is an official war memorial and is funded by a trust set up by American WWII veterans who appreciated the friendship of the people of Norfolk and in memory of those lost during the bombing campaign over Europe.

After her time at the 2nd Air Division library, she immigrated to the UK permanently. Not surprisingly, migration is one of her key research interests and she is currently focusing on researching Americans in Scotland during the 19th century. She has also been tracing her American ancestors for years helped by her ancestors’ interest in the subject and verifying this earlier work has been an interesting process.


  • American records
  • Immigration
  • online teaching


  • 2007-2008
    PG Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at University of Strathclyde
  • 1999-2000
    Masters of Library Science at Syracuse University
  • 1985-1990
    BA in History at Southern Oregon University


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