Alison Spring

The wonderful world of Scottish birth, death and marriage certificates

Highlighting the key advantages of having a relative’s life event registered in Scotland: what information each certificate category provides; how to read them and use the data they contain to find more; understanding the Register of Corrected Entries.


Alison Spring is a qualified genealogist and library advisor with 40 years’ experience of family history research.  Based in Glasgow, she has taught college and university genealogy courses and specialises in Scottish records.  She has also written for “Your Family Tree” magazine and appeared on BBC Radio Scotland’s ancestry programme “Digging Up Your Roots”.  As well as having been director of the Glasgow Family Search Centre, she has a Masters degree in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee.