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Family History Centre

The Family History Centre in the Registration Office in Perth offers assisted searches by experienced staff who will help you find the information you require. A search can also be booked at the AK Bell Library or at one of the area registration offices in Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Blairgowrie, Crieff, Auchterarder or Kinross.

Records available

  • Statutory records of births, deaths and marriages from 1855 to the present day for the whole of Scotland.
  • Census returns from 1841 to 1901 for Scotland
  • Old Parish Records
  • Scottish Divorces from May 1984

icon KeekinforKin [3Mb] is a useful guide to researching your Family History in Perth and Kinross.


A general search costs £15 an hour and should be booked in advance. A Registrar will help you carry out your search. If you cannot come to one of our offices we can also carry out postal searches for you. Please contact us for further information.


Type of searchFee
Particular search (covers a specified search over a 5 year period only)£5
General search£15 per hour
Certified extract (at time of search)£10.00
Copy of register page (only available for births over 100 years, marriages over 75 years and deaths over 50 years ago at time of search)£0.50

Cheques should be made payable to Perth & Kinross Council.

Gift vouchers

You can purchase a gift voucher for one hour's search for £15.00. The recipient should then book a suitable time with us. We can usually research your family history back to 1855 or earlier as long as the event occurred in Scotland. One hour's search should allow time to make reasonable progress and more time can be booked if desired or additional gift vouchers can be purchased.

You can call into the Registration Office at 5 High Street Perth PH1 5JS to purchase a voucher.  Alternatively, send a cheque or postal order made payable to Perth and Kinross Council or phone 01738 475121 to pay be debit or credit card and we will post a voucher to you.

Contact details


5 High Street, Perth, PH1 5JS
Tel 01738 475121