Janet M Bishop, FSGRA, AGRA, FSA Scot

Janet Bishop has been a professional genealogist for over 20 years. Now based in Dunfermline, Fife, her research service covers genealogical research of all kinds, in Scotland, England and Wales.  She specialises, however, in research relevant to the legal and insurance industries. Professional Indemnity Insurance is held.


Born in Dumfries, educated in Kirkcaldy and Aberdeen, and having previously lived in the North East of Scotland for many years, Janet has a particular interest in and knowledge of the counties of Moray, Banff, Nairn and Fife, but she is equally qualified to research all other areas, and works full-time, researching daily in central Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, where her own familial roots lie.  A direct descendant of famous Scots fiddler Niel Gow, the discovery of this fact marked the beginning of her interest in genealogy and an eventual change of career and geographical location.


Janet is a Fellow and Immediate Past Chairman of ASGRA (the Association of Scottish Genealogists & Researchers in Archives).  ASGRA is the only accrediting professional association of genealogists in Scotland, and Members adhere to a strict code of practice, assuring the client of a high standard of expertise and professionalism.  She is also a Member and former Council Member of AGRA, England's equivalent association.




Dunfermline, Fife