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Family History Request
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This form allows you to request that Dundee City Council Research the Details of a Family line in Scotland. It is normally possible to trace each family branch back to the late 17th Century, although this cannot be guaranteed in each case. It is also possible to trace lineage forwards, to locate surviving family in Scotland.

The cost for Family History Research is £30.00 per hour. It is advisable however, to commission at least 2 or 3 hours research to allow a comprehensive report to be completed. If you have a simple, particular request which does not require a report, one hour research should be sufficient.

Please note that the cost for this Service is payable in advance. Should we be unable to trace the person's details, we will contact you with the appropriate advice. A full refund will follow.

Please indicate the amount of research that you would like the registrar to undertake:


Other Services
This form is for Requesting Family History, please click on the links below for other services offered by the Registrars that you can request from here:
  • Please ensure that you complete all items marked * as we cannot process this form without them
  • Please also endeavour to complete as much information as possible to help us complete the application
Contact Information
Please complete all information.
Please tell us who the Report has to be sent to.

Details of the Family Member to be Researched
Details as they are recorded on the Certificate.

Please complete the Place and Date or Approximate Year for the person being researched in the following areas :- Birth, Marriage and Death (if available)

Approximate Year:

Approximate Year:

Approximate Year:

Now tell us about their parents and spouse (if applicable)

Please complete any further information or specific instructions


Data Protection Act

Data Protection Act 1998

Your personal data

Dundee City Council respects any individual's personal information and undertakes to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We must protect the public funds we handle and so we may exchange information about you with other government departments and other local authorities in order to check the accuracy of information; to prevent or detect crime; or protect public funds in other ways as allowed by law. We will not release information about you to anyone outside this council unless the law allows us to.

The personal data you have provided will be used for the following purposes:
  • Processing of Requests for Family History.
Your data may be disclosed to the following parties in connection with the aforesaid purposes:
  • Any Council department involved in the processing of Requests for Family History.
  • The Police and Fire & Rescue Services involved in the processing of Requests for Family History.
  • The Council's Insurers and may be shared with other insurance professionals for the purpose of the processing of insurance claims.
Data relating to possible fraud may be disclosed to the following parties:-
  • Internal or external Council Departments and other organisations as deemed necessary such as the Department for Work and Pensions, the Inland Revenue, Employers, Pension Providers and any others where appropriate.
Dundee City Council is the registered Data Controller. Any queries in the processing of your personal data by Dundee City Council should be directed to the Data Protection Officer. A copy of the Council's Data Protection Policy can be obtained by writing to the Legal Manager, Legal Division, Corporate Services, 21 City Square, Dundee DD1 3BY or for details of the Data Protection Officer please visit the Data Protection area of this site.
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