About Gengenie Research

Our Story

Gengenie Research has been developed over many years. Our company started with the creation of Scotland’s Gengenie which was established in 2005 and has developed into our successful Family History Research Business.

Scotland’s Gengenie was derived from a love of family history discovered after Shirley was given a family photograph of her great-grandparents wedding along with a small handwritten family tree.

Shirley enjoys researching client’s family histories, she says “there is nothing more enjoyable than seeing a client’s face light up as they open up their printed family tree for the first time, or when they read about their family’s history in the printed report, which they receive with their printed family tree and documents. This was how our client Rose* felt when she discovered she had a Royal Bloodline.

Shirley then took the decision to branch out into Probate Genealogy and the Missing Person Research side of the Genealogy industry after being approached by clients who were looking for information in these fields.

Being based only a short 20 minutes commute from New Register House gives our researcher Shirley, a perfect location base for specializing in Scottish Research and the many online sources Gengenie use give us an equal footing to research cases further afield.


Shirley is a qualified Genealogist obtaining her Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Genealogical, Paleographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde


As a professional genealogist, Shirley is a member of the Association of Scottish Genealogists & Researchers in Archives and The Scottish Genealogy Society

*Name Changed to protect Clients Identity