A new genealogy centre in Dunfermline, which helps people to trace their family trees, was officially opened last week by Fife provost Councillor Frances Melville. The Fife Council centre, in the City Chambers, will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings for the public to carry out research or ask the local authority's service to commission a 'family tree package'.
The council says lots of answers to questions about Fifers' family history can be unlocked by accessing the records such as births, deaths, marriages and census returns. Some of these date back to 1553 and both the Dunfermline centre and the one in St Andrews hold the records for all of Scotland, not just Fife.
Genealogy information is available only in person at the new genealogy centre in Dunfermline.