We can help with tracing your family tree. We have access to births which occurred 100 or more years ago, marriages which occurred 75 or more years ago and deaths which occurred 50 or more years ago.
You can make an appointment with our Registrar to carry out
a general search for a period of one hour at our office. This will
cost £15.00 per hour or part thereof. You may take pencil notes or
you may choose to purchase extract certificates at a cost of £10.00
In West Dunbartonshire, you also have the option to purchase a paper copy of the digital image of the original entry in the register at only £1.00 each.
This only applies to historic records, the definition of which is:
The best place to start is with your own birth certificate. This
will give your parents' details. With only this small amount of
information, you may be able to get back to your grandparents. All
this is, of course, dependant upon your family events being
registered in Scotland.
Having made an appointment for a General Search, it's a good idea to take all the family birth, death and marriage certificates you already have, or as much information as possible, with you to the registration office. This will help the Registrar to help you.
If you want to make an appointment or find out more information, contact us.
You might be interested to know that the West Dunbartonshire Library Service also hold various historic documents which can help you to trace your family tree. Visit their family history pages to find out more.