All posts by Jade Aimers

About Jade Aimers

Jade Aimers studied for her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. She joined the NEHGS team for ten weeks in the summer of 2021, on a Saltire Scotland Internship. Growing up in Edinburgh, Scotland, her research centers on Scottish and Irish genealogy.

Full circle

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. Courtesy of

As a Scottish woman feeling the impact of Brexit, I, like many others in the United Kingdom, have started the process of claiming Irish citizenship. I am a summer intern with the development team at NEHGS, where I have gained some insights about how the institution works, but until recently I hadn’t learnt anything about my own ancestry. With my internship drawing to a close, I arranged a meeting with Sheilagh Doerfler in Research Services to discuss my paternal ancestry.   Continue reading Full circle