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 all living relatives)
- 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…
Collect as much information about the family as possible. You will need:
Full name, date of birth, place of birth of gift recipient
Full name, date of birth, place of birth, date of marriage of gift recipient's father
Full name, date of birth, place of birth of gift recipient's mother
Full names, dates of birth, places of birth, dates of marriage of gift recipient's grandparents
Any documents such as birth, marriage, and death certificates*. 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
Children and grandchildren of the gift recipient
Brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews of the gift recipient
Aunts, uncles, and cousins of the gift recipient
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
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.