Once you have submitted your Application Form you cannot amend it or add relatives to it, so please make sure:
- You include all the people that you want to appear on the family tree (you must ask permission from some living relatives outlined below)
- Your information is full and accurate about names, places, and dates
- Enter all females under their maiden names not their married names, but if they have married supply the full names (first name and surname) of their spouses
About the form
This is a Smart Form. New fields will appear depending on your answers and how much information you want to include on the family tree (see Optional Information below).
How to enter information
Throughout the form there are examples showing you how to enter information:
e.g. Ipswich, Suffolk (use for adding Places of birth etc.)
e.g. Linda Mary Turner born 12th April 1946 Ipswich, Suffolk daughter of William Turner and Alice Maud Lacey married Peter Holman in Ipswich on 25th May 1970 (use for adding children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews etc.)
If you follow the examples exactly, we will understand the family relationships and it is less likely we will make errors when transferring your information to the family tree. See our Terms & Conditions regarding correcting errors you make on the form. There is a £45 admin fee plus postage to correct your errors after we have printed and presented your tree. So please be accurate and follow the examples shown in each field.
To delete the examples already in the boxes, highlight the text and press the delete key on your keyboard.
Before you complete the form…
The first page of the form provides details about the information you should have on hand so you can complete the form quickly.
Getting more for your money
You can do this by providing any documents you have in your possession such as birth, marriage, and death certificates about the people you would like researched*. These can be scanned and uploaded via the form.
*You only need to upload certificates relevant to the surname being researched.
You can if you wish include the following:
Spouse/Partner of the gift recipient
Brothers and sisters of the gift recipient
Due to the new General Data Protection Regulations 2018,
If you are the gift recipient:
- And your children are under sixteen you must provide consent for each child
- If you have grandchildren, their parent/guardian will need to supply consent for each child
If you are not the gift recipient, you will need consent for:
- Children and grandchildren of the gift recipient
- Nieces and nephews of the gift recipient
- Aunts, uncles, and cousins of the gift recipient
We will send you an online form to forward on to all concerned parties for their signed consent.
Why don’t we research these people for you?
We do not research this information for you for two reasons:
- Because of restrictions researching people born in the last 50 years.
- Because it is very labour intensive and may use up your entire budget
- GDPR requires us to obtain signed consent to include living people on the tree
Please be aware we cannot add children without adding a spouse or partner, so you will need to supply their names too.
Also keep in mind that if you wish to include your extended family, we have to enter the information into a computer program and then look-up citations regarding each individual. The whole process can take 2 hours, the cost of which is deducted from your budget.
Not enough fields?
If you discover there is not enough room for all your information, you will find an Anything else you want to include? box on page six where you can enter other details about your family.