At Home and Abroad

Stories and interviews from the Irish Diaspora

RSS »iTunes »

Bruce Durie talking about BIFHSGO Conference


Bruce Durie is a Scottish genealogist, broadcaster and author. He started and ran the Professional Postgraduate Programme in Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Bruce Durie left Napier University to take up full-time writing and professional genealogy. Now he combines genealogical research on behalf of clients - mainly in the US and Europe. He is also the Sennachie (Genealogist and Historian) to the Chief of the Durie family.

He is the author of over 35 books for a variety of publishers, primarily on genealogical and historical subjects, but also Victorian Crime and Comic Fantasy.

He teaches courses in Genealogy, Documents/Palaeography and Heraldry at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 2016, he was awarded the Fulbright Senior Scottish Studies Scholarship, and spent most of that year researching Scottish migrations to Colonial America, primarily at St Andrews University, Laurinburg, Scotland Co., North Carolina.

Durie has Right of Audience at the Court of the Lord Lyon, Scotland. The majority of his private work concerns Coats of Arms and issue around inheritance and Chiefship.

He helped to found the Register of Qualified Genealogists and the post-nomial QG and the scholarly peer-reviewed journal Genealogy.

In 2017, he was elected an Academician of the Académie Internationale de Généalogie.

Bruce is presenting a number of papers and participating in sessions at The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa in September. Bruce outlines what hew will be covering at the conference.



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.05MB - Duration: 26:25 m (32 kbps 44100 Hz)

Smiley faceFrom the admin area you can customize this box. For instance you can add Widgets and Buttons

You can optionally disable the freebox if you don't need it.