Smith, Janice


Smith, Janice

Professional Genealogist and Family History Researcher

  • Buildings/Locations research, Individuals/Families research, Mentoring/Tutoring, Research
  • Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland
  • Updated 2 months ago


Janice is a freelance Genealogist and Researcher and operates under the business name of Roslin Roots. She specialises in Scottish genealogy and research.

She provides genealogy tutoring and researches family and local history using online and archive resources. She specialises in providing local and historical context to research results. She is based in Roslin, near Edinburgh, which gives easy access to archives in Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders, including the National Records of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland.

Janice’s current personal research project is the legacy of slavery in Scotland.

Janice graduated from the University of Dundee with a MLitt in Family and Local History and has a BA in History from the Open University.


  • Individuals and Families
  • Mentoring and Tutoring
  • Scottish Research


  • 2012-2017
    MLitt Family and Local History at University of Dundee
  • 2005-2009
    BA History at Open University


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