Sarah Louise Smith


Sarah Louise Smith

Genealogist and Tutor

  • Education, Individuals/Families research, Mentoring/Tutoring
  • Kinross, Scotland


I am a qualified genealogist based in Kinross-shire, between Edinburgh and Perth.

I am passionate about unlocking people’s Scottish past and I look forward to researching your family.

I am also a qualified teacher and I teach family history workshops and evening classes as part of adult education programmes.  I also offer one to one tutoring to help you navigate ScotlandsPeople database.



  • 2006
    Secondary Teacher at City of Edinburgh Council
  • 2017
    Family History Tutor at City of Edinburgh Council
  • 2018
    Founder at Unlock Your Past
  • 2019
    Research Volunteer at Kinross Museum


  • 1986-1990
    MA at University of Edinburgh
  • 2005-2006
    PgDip at University of Edinburgh
    Secondary Education (Maths)
  • 2014-2018
    MLit (Family and Local History) at University of Dundee
    My dissertation was on the History of Education in Kinrosshire with a focus on literacy levels.

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