Marie DouganMarie Dougan (Scotland)
Marie is a professional genealogist based in Scotland who holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She has been involved in researching genealogy for many years.  Her background is in education, and in particular, the applications of technologies in learning. Marie provides a range of high quality professional genealogy services and visits locations across the UK and Ireland in order to undertake her research. Marie provides a variety of training courses and is also a speaker on genealogy topics, which can be delivered live online or at various locations. She has spoken at events across Scotland and at the Rootstech conference in Salt Lake City. She has also delivered live webinars with up to 1000 participants from across the world.  With her background in technology, she has a particular interest in the applications of a variety of technologies to assist in genealogical research and keeps up to date with the latest developments in this area. Marie is currently a tutor on a range of genealogy and family history courses at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland She is a member of a number of genealogy societies and organisations including the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Scottish Genealogy Society, the Society of Genealogists and a number of Family History Societies. She is also a member of the Scotlands People User Group.


Unlock the Past Cruises – 5th


  • Getting started in Scottish research
  • Getting the best from your family history software
  • Images of Scotland
  • Organising your family history research
  • Resources and records at the National Archives of Scotland
  • Scottish church records: more than the OPRs
  • Scottish wills and testaments
  • The cotton mills of New Lanark
  • The genealogy community: finding information, help and advice
  • Using ScotlandsPeople effectively
  • Using technology to assist your genealogical research
  • Census records in Scotland
  • Making the best use of your time in Scotland
  • Reading old handwriting
  • The Scottish statistical accounts
  • Travelling in Scotland: what do you need to know?